Fired for quoting the Bible

Australian Rugby professional, Israel Folau has had his multiple million dollar contract ended because of alleged “homophobic” comments made on his private social media account.

Note, those comments were effectively a quote from scripture – and they don’t single out homosexuals, but equally specifies several types of sinners who need to turn to Jesus.

Why the allegations of “homophobia” and not similar complaints about the condemnation of drunkards, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves atheists and idolaters?




5 thoughts on “Fired for quoting the Bible

  1. I’d venture to.say that there might be a more precise translation for that word. These days, most religious people (people participating in communities) say you can be (or feel or have thoughts* like) a homosexual, but you ought not do certain things. By the way, I remember Mark Nanos saying fornication isn’t really what most people were told either.

    * Not to focus on this particular area, but I want to mention that a person can pray for freedom from certain thoughts. (I do not recommend conversion “therapy”).

  2. Romans 1 makes the meaning of homosexuality clear, and its not merely attraction – and yes, it relates to things that are done. That would also include thoughts that are allowed and entertained: looking at someone lustfully is the same as acting upon that lust (Matt 5)

    But I’m finding that the matter of same sex attraction is becoming yesterday’s issue – things seem to have gone beyond whether a person has a same sex attraction to a complete nullification of the significance of gender. Increasingly anything goes with anyone depending on the mood and opportunity of the moment. The adoption of the LGBTIQA+ alphabet soup is an embracing and justification of everything and anything with anyone.

  3. Interesting thought that I’m not sure I’ve considered before (as I tend to judge myself at an internal level to an almost ridiculous “N”th degree — with helpful spiritual results from time to time but more often to my detriment in the world because this gives others the upper hand of never hesitating or questioning any move they make): [not sure you intended it as your meaning] that of a lustful look. I’ve always thought of the verse in this regard as something going on in the mind (while seeing can well be involved and usually is since most people can see). But an act of conveying a look is different, indeed. I would’ve always just put that in the category of unseemly behavior — without attaching it to the higher standard of not (internally or with the eye) lusting. Yet, it is also true [and this might be more what you meant] that indulging in a decision to imagine behaviors with an individual with whom one has no mutual interest {and we might note that this is not discernibly addresses in the lists in that it was a different time and submitting as a sexual slave was somewhat normal} or personal commitment of responsibility — or which would endanger a prior responsibility at any level — is wrong.

  4. NKJV
    [Some in Thessalonica cried out to the people and rulers: ] “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too[,] 7 … and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king—Jesus.”


    [While in Athens, some there said:

    18b “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods,” [… Paul] preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

    19 And they took him and brought him to the [h]Areopagus[, a hill in Athens], saying, 19 “May we know what this new doctrine is of which you speak? 20 For you are bringing some strange things to our ears. Therefore we want to know what these things mean.” 21 For all … who were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing.

    Addressing the Areopagus
    22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the [i]Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:


    Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one [j]blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ 29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He [gives] assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

    32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, “We will hear you again on this …”

    Happy (a little late to you) Day of Entrance to Jerusalem, Onesimus.

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