Rugby players' union to conduct 'faith review' after Israel Folau sacked over Bible verse

By The Christian Post

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After Christian rugby player Israel Folau was sacked for verbalizing his opposition to homosexuality, the rugby players' union (RUPA) set up a committee to review how players can express their faith and beliefs.

On Monday, RUPA called the decision to terminate Folau’s four-year contract "a sad outcome for Israel, his family, friends, teammates, opponents and all associated with rugby in Australia and around the world."

“RUPA’s first and foremost priority is the wellbeing of all professional Rugby players in Australia, past and present. RUPA will continue to support Israel to ensure that he, Maria and their broader family receive any personal support they need in this difficult transition from Australian Rugby,” the statement continues.

Source:The Christian Post