dirty leeds wrote:And, as others have said, saying that you think anything because of your belief in some imaginary super-friend called God is such a cop-out. There's no proof of any god; there's no proof that Israel's religion is 'the one'. He's just appealing to the supernatural to justify his beliefs.
From what I know of Folau I don’t think that’s the case.
I’m sure there are folks who are homophobic and use religion to justify it. But there are also folks who are deeply religious and genuinely believe their religious teachings consider homosexuality to be a sin. I think Folau falls into the latter category - albeit it’s impossible to know for sure what’s in someone else’s head.
This is the menace of organised religion. But for me, as much as I disagree with parts of Folau’s religion and his views on homosexuality I still support his right to express those views and don’t see why he should be denied his trade as a result. For mine, free speech is fundamental.
dirty leeds wrote:
I wouldn't choose to work with someone who uses his celebrity to shout loudly that he's homophobic....
I don't want to work with stupid, bigoted cunts, however talented they are at their chosen profession. The world has enough utter cunts in it without my selecting them for work colleagues.
Good for you DL but I seem to recall you recently commenting that your mag interviews homophobic reggae or rap artists? You haven’t walked off the job there? Perhaps you feel music “artists” are more entitled to free expression than rugby players?