Australian Rugby Player Israel Folau Reaches Settlement After Being Fired for Biblical Instagram Post

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union – England v Australia – Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain – November 24, 2018 Australia’s Israel Folau runs in to score their first try REUTERS/Toby Melville

After being fired for an Instagram post condemning homosexuality, Australian rugby player Israel Folau has reached a settlement with Rugby Australia.

Faithwire reported that he and Rugby Australia agreed on an undisclosed sum, but both parties released a joint statement to end the public, bitter lawsuit.

“While it was not Rugby Australia’s intention, Rugby Australia acknowledges and apologizes for any hurt or harm caused to the Folaus,” it said. “Similarly, Mr. Folau did not intend to hurt or harm the game of rugby and acknowledges and apologizes for any hurt or harm caused.

“Mr. Folau wants all Australians to know that he does not condone discrimination of any kind against any person on the grounds of their sexuality and that he shares Rugby Australia’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.”

As Christian Headlines previously reported, Folau’s lawsuit came after Rugby Australia terminated his four-year, four million dollar contract when an independent panel ruled his Instagram post breached his employment terms. The post warned “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters” to repent and turn to Jesus.

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Source: Christian Headlines