There was a time when Israel Folau was quite happy to support equality and to “tackle homophobia” in sport. He was a proud supporter of the Bingham Cup*.
But in recent times he has been quite aggressive in his proselytising and claiming that homosexuals and other enemies of his god are destined for hell.
Good question to ask is what happened between then and recent times, what has radicalised him in this way?
I of course don’t believe in his god, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, but I do understand that he has voice and a platform which he has since chosen to use to spread hate and to vilify people who don’t believe in the unprovable garbage he believes.
*The Bingham Cup is a Rugby Union competition made up of gay teams from around the world in honour of Mark Bingham, a passenger on Flight 93 who fought back, with other passengers, against the terrorist on Sept 11, 2001 and prevented the plane he was on reaching it’s populated target. Mark played with a local rugby team in his home city in California.