& # 39; It makes me feel a little sick & # 39 ;: Lesbian panelist unleashes a Q&A member of the audience who suggested that Instagram posts by Israel Folau & # 39; an act of love & # 39; goods
- Gay activist Sally Rugg pulled out during a debate on Q&A show Monday
- Asked if Israel Folau & # 39; loving & # 39; was when he commented on homosexuals
- Winter rugby star claimed that homosexuals would go to hell unless they converted
A gay rights activist has beaten a Q&A member of the audience to ask if the Israelophau homophobic messages are an act of kindness and love & # 39; goods.
ABC Executive, director Sally Rugg of Change.org, appeared on the ABC program on Monday evening for just a few minutes in the debate on religious freedom.
& # 39; We've been doing the show for four minutes and we've had several people claim that someone like me goes to hell if I don't repent? Or there is something vague about me that needs to be saved, & she said.
Israel Folau's (pictured with wife Maria) comments about homosexual Australians was the center of the Q&A debate on Monday evening
The debate on religious freedom became fiery when a member of the public asked: & # 39; If Israel Folau is just trying to help people & # 39; repent & # 39; and avoid hell, how is that possible & # 39; & # 39; hate speech & # 39; & # 39; are? & # 39;
The activist fired back at the claim that those comments & # 39; out of kindness & # 39; and said they had felt sick.
She also continued to reveal the remark the rugby star had made that disgusted her so much that it was mostly about transgenders.
She refused to repeat the comment, but expressed her concern about which comments such comments could make to young people.
& # 39; That comment does not exist in a vacuum. That comment consists of a reality in which, if you are a teenager in Australia who is transgender, you have a one-in-two chance of committing suicide. & # 39;
When Mrs. Rugg was questioned about how Folau & # 39; s comments about homosexual Australians made her feel like she said; & # 39; They make me feel – they make me feel nauseous, they make me tired.
& # 39; I feel confused as to why we will have this kind of esoteric discussion in 2019 about whether it is really harmful that these words are simply bombarded in our society. & # 39;
The debate is because the Morrison government plans to introduce a religious discrimination law, which Rugg claimed could reduce the protection of anti-discrimination laws for LGBTI people.
Fellow panel member, Minister of Education, Dan Tehan, stated that the Folau incident proved that Australia needed religious freedom action.
LGBT activist and Change.org Australia Executive Director Sally Rugg (photo) said Folau's comments made her sick
Israel Folau (on the right, with wife Maria left) was fired after his last homophobic social media post
GoFundMe announced Monday that it pulled the Folau campaign (photo) and issued full refunds to the thousands of donors
He said that the boundaries around what people should be free to say about religious beliefs was not clear.
Folau was fired last month for violating his contract with a homophobic post in which he received a & # 39; warning & # 39; placed on & # 39; drunkards, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters & # 39; what & # 39; hell is waiting for & # 39 ;.
The controversial rugby star had tried to raise $ 3 million for imminent legal costs in a fight with Rugby Australia, but the GoFundMe page was removed by the organization this week and gave back money for those who had donated.
The website said it did not tolerate discrimination, while Folau beat the organization to fight claims & # 39; freedom against Australians & # 39 ;.
However, the Australian Christian Lobby has since set up a new one for its legal battle and the page, hosted on the lobby website, has already received more than $ 130,000.
Folau, 30, shared a & # 39; warning & # 39; against & # 39; drunkards, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters & # 39; to Instagram (Instagram) and said: & # 39; hell is waiting for them & # 39;
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