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Time to stop giving Israel Folau airtime

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25.06.2019

Watch: On-air tension between The Project NZ hosts and Israel Folau supporter Credits: Video; The Project. Image; Getty

OPINION: I'm Folau'd out.

I’ve had it up to my gay eye-balls listening to the rants, listening to his supporters, listening to him.

Most of all, giving him and his views airtime.

I have Folau-fatigue, and I know I’m not the only one.

Every fibre of my camp being is screaming out. I am a dragon breathing a fiery rainbow and I have had enough.

And yet here I am, talking about Folau, once again.

Why?

Why are we giving this man the power? Why are we adding weight to his homophobic rhetoric? Why is it that we are feeding into the black-Folau-hole?

I am over it.

Yet I find myself on this Tuesday morning, needing to defend myself. For some reason, I feel attacked. I feel like my community is under judgement once again, and it sucks.

I’m worried for those who are at-risk. I’m worried for those who will wake up feeling invigorated and powerful from what He Who Shall Not Be Named has achieved. I’m worried about what a small percentage of those people might do with that feeling.

So here is my final thing I have to say on this, and believe me, you will not hear me say anything about He Who Shall Not Be Named, again.

In April, Folau posted a photo on Instagram which said all drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters would go to hell.

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