Ex-Rugby Player Blames Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion For Australian Wildfires

  • Fired from Rugby, Fundamentalist Nutjob, his resume just gets more and more impressive!
Photo by Shaun Frankland on Unsplash
Photo by Shaun Frankland on Unsplash


Apparently God thinks that we have gone too far in some of our laws. At least according to Rugby star Israel Folau. How does God cleanse our sins? With fire of course!

“God’s Judgement”

Mr. Folau, who was recently fired by in May by Rugby Australia for sharing Homophobic comments online, blamed same-sex marriage (which has been legal in Australia for two years) and abortion for Australia bush-fires. He did this in a sermon over the weekend, 16-17th. The sermon was condemned by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for causing ‘grievous offense.’ Mr. Folau said that the devastating drought and the timing of fires across New South Wales and Queensland, which left six dead and destroyed hundreds of homes, was no coincidence.

His Rant

“I’ve been looking around at the events that have been happening in Australia, this past couple of weeks, with all the natural disasters, the bush-fires, and the droughts,” Mr. Forau said, according to Telegraph.com. “God’s word says for a man and a woman to be together one man and one woman in the covenant of marriage. Abortion. It’s ok now to murder, kill infants, unborn children. Look how rapid these bush-fires, these droughts, all these things have come in a short period of time. Do you think it’s a coincidence, or not? God is speaking to you guys. Australia you need to repent and take these laws and turn it back to what is right by God.”

“This Just In, Athletes AREN’T Scientists”

“They were appalling comments and he is a free citizen, he can say whatever he likes. But that doesn’t mean he can’t have regard to the grievous offense this would have caused to people whose homes have been burnt down,” said Prime Minister Morrison. Cardiff-based rugby writer Paul Williams described Mr. Folau as a “medieval fool.” While a lot of the fundamentalist Christian athletes said that Mr. Folau’s comments were wrong and insensitive, the Australian Christian Lobby – which led the failed campaign against same-sex marriage- said that media users had paraphrased Mr. Folau’s comments.