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Instagram trail shows why Folau can't win a religious freedom argument

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21.04.2019

Israel Folau's Instagram account is quite something.

For the past year or so, Folau's posts have focused heavily on religion with a number of recurring themes: hell, judgment, repentance, sin and the Bible.

Israel Folau.

Collectively, they provide the framework - in Folau's mind, at least - for the anti-gay post that Rugby Australia has alleged is a "high level" breach of his contract.

And they show that Folau is going to have an extremely hard time arguing that his employers have impinged on his religious freedoms.

In fact, March 2, 2018, the NSW Waratahs even "liked" a Folau post that quoted a passage from the book of Matthew. "Heaven and Hell awaits us, where do you want to go?" Folau added in the comments.

That is not to say the Waratahs supported the message, but it certainly could be interpreted as a sign they supported his right to........

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