Read: Jesus said don’t judge others Mr Folau

In the bible, Jesus preached about love and compassion and not about judging one’s fellow man. That message seems to have fallen on deaf ears where committed Christian and rugby player Israel Folau is concerned. According to him, unless we repent our sin of homosexuality, we queers are going to hell.

Responding to the furore this has created, Folau has said

People’s lives are not for me to judge” and “I know a lot of people will find that difficult to understand, but I believe the Bible is the truth and sometimes the truth can be difficult to hear.”

Well let’s just demolish those two pieces of crap:

The problem with “people’s lives are not for me to judge” is that that is exactly what he is doing. Not judging someone means keeping your mouth shut, and not saying a group of people are going to hell.

I know a lot of people will find that difficult to understand, but I believe the Bible is the truth and sometimes the truth can be difficult to hear.”

Ummm… ‘the truth’ you say? Have you ever read the bible Mr Folau? If he had, he would have seen it is FULL of contradictions and some pretty nasty things we modern folk are horrified by.

For a little light reading this site gives a comprehensive breakdown of the contradictions.

But in a nutshell, the bible says you can keep slaves, beat your wife, have more than one wife, and that you can smite people for all sorts of minor infractions. The famous letter to Dr Laura outlines this so well.

So why is he doing this?

A good question, and open to all sorts of speculation. Folau has claimed it’s because he wants to ‘save’ people, but I’m not buying that arrogant presumption, and besides, you don’t save people by threatening them.

I think the answer lies in one of two reasons. Firstly, I think he is trying to make a name for himself and that he considers himself to be one of the ‘chosen ones.’ You know, the ones who have a special relationship with God and who will get into heaven coz they are just SO good.

The problem with that is Mr Folau is a self-confessed sinner . He’s even posted a passive aggressive picture of himself with those very words. But I don’t believe he truly thinks he’s a sinner, because if he did, he wouldn’t try to create a self-aggrandising hierarchy of sin.

The second possibility is that he’s hiding something about himself. It could be that he’s secretly gay or bisexual, or it could be something else, something he just cant face. By condemning homosexuality he might think he can deflect any self-shame onto others.

The tricky thing is, that technique has been used, unsuccessfully, by a lot of Christian people in the past and you can watch a video of that on my website.

What is wrong with his beliefs?

I’m not going to go into an argument about whether or not God exists, but Folau has some pretty twisted views on the bible. On the one hand he claims it is the literal truth, but conveniently ignores some pretty big parts of it that apply to him. As with most anti-gay Christians, he’s cherry picked bits to suit his views.

For example, Leviticus is usually used as a battering ram against gays, but it also has this to say:

Leviticus 19:28:
You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.”

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but Mr Folau has a very large tribal tattoo on his right shoulder and his surname on his left breast.

Leviticus 19:27:
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.”

Once again an inconsistency – Mr Folau trims his hair, and he doesn’t even have a beard – shock horror!

And another one involves his wife Maria Folau (nee Tutaia), since sadly, she’s waded in to this and supported him.

Deuteronomy 25:11-12:
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.”

Ok, I’m taking liberties here, but that’s exactly the point. Christians such as Folau take huge liberties with the scriptures and their beliefs.

What can he do instead?

Simply stop this “I’m not judging but the bible tells me I should condemn you” crap, grow some balls and admit truthfully that he has a personal issue with homosexuality and he cant really explain why. I’d admire him a lot more for that honesty.

He can also follow the teachings of Jesus and not judge us. Instead he could work on his own sins and stop projecting them on to us.

He can also speak out about more important issues, such as racism, or poverty, or global warming.

If he really believes God and Jesus can save mankind, then why not welcome people into his faith and share what he believes is the essence of God’s grace, love and compassion.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
    verse 32 of Romans 1
    THAT THEY WHICH COMMIT SUCH THINGS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH…..DEATH….HELL….DEATH…..HELL

  2. Actually what he quoted was directly from the Bible. Just because he said what said doesn’t make him a hater. Read it properly for crying out loud.

  3. The law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, men who practise homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine. (1 Timothy. 1:9-10)

    They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
    Romans 1:32

    Let me remind you Mr.WhiteSide that those who practice such things deserve to die…..including those who support them….its eternal death.
    Mr,Folau is not judging anybody he is just reminding people what the bible says about this issue.

    If you like it or not they will still die.

  4. TONIA SCHWALGER P

    Your opinion Mr Whiteside is simply full of b.s. Folau simply referred to a script in the bible. You are the one who is judging him. Folau is very popular world wide already and i dont understand what u mean that he wants to make a name for himself. People like you who are analysing Folau’s simple response with your hundreds of opinions is the perfect example of a judgemental hypocrite. If you dont want Folau to judge others then you should shut your mouth as well and stop judging him…isnt that what you opinion says?.

  5. Matthew Timaloa

    Simply put, he answered a question on his Instagram page, he was being honest and made a point to reference to the word of God as to why.
    Since then it seems people who do no like his statement want him to justify his faith. He is a rugby player, not a scholar in theology.
    We all fall short of God’s grace, we are all sinner’s, no one is perfect. Someone asked a question on Instagram and he gave his point of view.
    Now those who disagree seem to used this turn of events to point out their disdain for any person is willing to remind the world of what it states in the word of God.

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