“We live in an age where anyone can have their most absurd prejudices reinforced and effortlessly spread their most extreme ideologies. Social media is the new printing press and the internet is the new Bible. Anyone can take from the world wide web whatever they want and spread revolution like the plague.”
- Part of an article, ‘The One Thing Missing in the Israel Folau Debate’, by Joe Hildebrande. The article can be read at https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/joe-hildebrand-the-one-thing-missing-in-the-israel-folau-debate/news-story/6de06e481890f410d1153a25e42b7fbc and is well worth reading. Thanks to my wife, Kate, for bringing it to my attention.
- For those unaware, Israel Folau is a top professional Rugby Union player whose statement that Drunks, Homosexuals, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists and Idolaters will go to Hell, and similar statements, resulted in Rugby Australia terminating his contract. Folau justifies his statements by reference to the Bible and has received over $2m in donations to fund a court challenge to the termination of his contract, notwithstanding his own wealthy situation and property portfolio.