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How to stop Folau turning Christianity into a 'minority'

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IT'S hard to worry about the gripes of minorities when just staying fed and clothed is a daily struggle, and Queenslanders have less patience with perceived 'troublemakers' than our softer southern neighbours.

So it's interesting to watch as $7m man Israel Folau's pleas for handouts threaten to turn Christianity into another minority we have to pander to.

All sides of politics have slammed his cash-grab, with progressives angry at the waste of money and conservatives angry that he can't just follow the rules like everybody else.

When the strongest argument for his comments not being hateful is "but he said other people should burn in hell, too", we have to worry about the quality of public discourse we take seriously these days.

And now Christians across the country, formerly cozy in the knowledge they have some safety in numbers,........

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