Israel Folau Finally Breaks His Silence Following Controversial Homophobic Post
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“I live for God now.”
Wallabies star Israel Folau has finally broken his silence after he made headlines across the world this week with yet another homophobic post on social media.
The 30-year-old fullback now looks set to have his contract torn up by Rugby Australia who have condemned his actions, with many supporting their decision to do so.
But it appears Folau is happy to walk away from rugby if that’s what ‘God wants him to do’. Speaking the Sydney Morning Herald Folau says he ‘lives for God’ now.
“It’s obviously a decision that’s in the process right now but I believe in a God that’s in control of all things,” Folau said.
“Whatever His will is, whether that’s to continue playing or not, I’m more than happy to do what He wants me to do.”
“First and foremost, I live for God now. Whatever He wants me to do, I believe His plans for me are better than whatever I can think. If that’s not to continue on playing, so be it.”
“In saying that, obviously I love playing footy and if it goes down that path I’ll definitely miss it. But my faith in Jesus Christ is what comes first.”
Folau also said the outrage about him calling homosexuals sinners had not caused him to reconsider his comments.
“Absolutely not,” he said.
“I’ll stand on what the Bible says. I share it with love. I can see the other side of the coin where people’s reactions are the total opposite to how I’m sharing it.
“But in Ezekiel, chapter 33, verse 11, it says that ‘God has no pleasure in the person that’s living in sin’ … He’s a loving God and he wants people to turn away from what they’re living in and he’ll give them life.
“That’s the message that I’m trying to share, even though it comes across as harsh. I can’t change what the word of God says.”