Israel Folau's comments 'wrong' - Grant Roberston

Drive 18/04/2018
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Sports Minister and openly gay man Grant Robertson has weighed in on the controversial Instagram from Aussie rugby star Israel Folau.

In the post Folau said that all gays would go to hell if they did not repent their sins.

The comments have caused controversy on both sides of the Tasman.

Folau backlash boost for rugby inclusiveness

Folau has had a meeting with Australian Rugby CEO Raelene Castle and no further action will be taken. Castle accepted Folau’s reasoning that he was simply expressing his Christian beliefs.

Grant Robertson joined Ryan Bridge and Lisa Owen on RadioLIVE to talk about the controversy and how the comments could be most distressing for young gay people battling with coming out.

Listen to the full interview with Grant Robertson above.

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