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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:38 PM

(Sacked anti-LGBT rugby star) Israel Folau: Australian Christian lobby hosts new fundraising effort

Earlier thread: Israel Folau: Sacked rugby player in anti-gay row asks for donations

Since that posting, GoFundMe gave him the boot.

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Source: Australian Associated Press

Israel Folau: Australian Christian lobby hosts new fundraising effort

Australian Associated Press
Mon 24 Jun 2019 22.45 BST Last modified on Mon 24 Jun 2019 23.53 BST

The Australian Christian Lobby is hosting a fundraising effort on its website for the former Wallabies star Israel Folau after his GoFundMe page was shut down.

As at 7am Tuesday, almost $50,000 had been donated via the link on the ACL site, with the group also committing to tip in $100,000 to Folau’s legal challenge. By 8.30am, $250,000 had been raised.

“On behalf of the Australian Christian Lobby, I have spoken to Israel Folau to let him know that ACL will be donating $100,000 to his legal defence, because it’s right and it sets an important legal precedent,” the ACL’s managing director, Martyn Iles, says on the website, which says its fundraising target was $3m.

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RA’s decision came after Folau posted a biblical passage on social media which said “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters” would go to hell unless they repented.

Folau said he had been the victim of discrimination on religious grounds and set up the GoFundMe page, which raised more than $750,000 in about four days.

But on Monday GoFundMe took the page down, ...

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/25/israel-folau-australian-christian-lobby-hosts-new-fundraising-effort

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