First they came for the footballers, and I did not speak out, because I was not a footballer.

Footballer Israel Folau and his wife.

(AustraliaMatters) This non-sporty, agnostic blog writer tries to remain secular, but sometime all that Australian Judeo-Christian founding father based stuff needs revisiting.

Muslims praying at work.

Today we live in a country where *AT WORK*, Muslims can request prayer rooms and time off to pray.

Yet football player Israel Folau, while *NOT AT WORK* … quoted ‘laws’ out of the Jewish part of the Bible called the, Old Testament.

Fancy name for the ‘laws’ is the ’10 Commandments’ .. found in the Jewish part of the Bible called, Genesis.

The same ‘laws’ can be later found in round about ways in the ‘New Testament’. But what came first?

The same Old Testament stories are supposedly so valid and true, that those same stories were held high in 1948 when European Jews demanded the “promised land” back … many died in the process that not one Liberal or Labor Australian PM has ever spoken out about.

The same Old and New Testaments are supposedly valid in Australia, that courts still in 2019, will make us place our hands on and swear to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth.

The same Old and News Testaments are supposedly so valid in Australia, that the various bodies of government will recite “The Lord’s Prayer” before each sitting. (lefties are working on having that removed). That prayer came out of the Bible.

The same Old and New Testaments are supposedly so valid in Australia 2019, in the Australian Constitution 1901, the words “God save the Queen” still exist. That God, is the same God, Israel Folau, in round about ways, quoted in his *NOT AT WORK* Instagram post.

NOT AT WORK post Israel Folau made on Instagram

Same book, same stories … talks about the quotes Israel Folau made on Instagram. Yet where is the outrage of the Jewish community; where is the outrage of the Muslim community too?

Why? Both believe everything in that *NOT AT WORK* Instagram post Israel Folau made … the God quotes that set the chain of events off.

Today Israel Folau, supposedly with $6million in assets, is asking for donations to fund his $3million legal fees to fight his work (football club) for sacking him over the Instagram post.

Folks donated $750,000 before the donation site GoFundMe pulled his campaign today.

Regardless of how the case will be funded, one thing is for sure … If Israel Folau losses, then so do Christians, Jews, Muslims¬† … that AWAY FROM WORK can be sacked for quoting their Bible, Torah’s, Quran’s beliefs and teachings on social media.

The loss sets a wide precedent not just on Christians.

Did Israel Folau have a work gag order preventing him from expressing his beliefs in the media? Alan Jones asked him that question this week, and Israel Folau said “no”.

First they came for the footballers, and I did not speak out, because I was not a footballer. Then they came for the wedding cake makers, and I did not speak out, because I was not a wedding cake maker … and on and on.

 

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