Israel Folau's GoFundMe Has Already Raised A Ridiculous Amount Of Money

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"If you are truely interested in supporting a Christian cause.do not donate to the #Folau fund", he posted on Twitter.

A number of former Wallabies reacted angrily on social media, however, with ex-Australia wing Drew Mitchell heavily critical and referencing the many seriously ill people using GoFundMe to foot medical bills.

"YOU think YOU deserve donations more than they do??!" he wrote on Twitter.

Just last Sunday, Folau gave a church reading in Sydney that was broadcast on social media where he condemned homosexuality.

Folau has been widely slammed for creating the page and that's not surprising given The Australian's Business Review has reported the former Wallabies star boasts a burgeoning A$5.6 million property portfolio.

"Nothing surprises me at the moment as to what he trying to do".

'My principle and my faith is driving me from the get-go. "He's not short a quid, maybe do it yourself [Israel]".

But former Australian Christian Lobby chief Lyle Shelton defended Folau, saying "if Israel loses, we all do".

"After the first initial incident past year, I had a meeting with Raelene and we spoke about the potential effect it could have within the game".

Folau has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission and if a deal is not struck with RA, he has confirmed his intention to take the matter to the High Court.

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"I believe that sharing the Bible is an act of love and compassion".

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After the first incident in 2018, Folau said he was counselled by RA that while he could share his religious beliefs, he should "do it in a more respectful way".

"The goal for me is to stand up and to stand up for the word of god".

"There's things that the bible might go against, things that people are doing, but from my perspective, I'm all about doing that from a place of love and believing in the bible that if people have an opportunity to hear that so that if they do choose to repent and turn away from that then they have an opportunity to be in heaven one day, which is what I long for people to do".

"My fight with Rugby Australia to defend my right to practice my religion has so far cost my wife Maria and me over A$100,000 in legal fees", Folau says in the video.

Sadly, after I uploaded the messages from the Bible, my employers, Rugby Australia and Rugby NSW, tore up my employment contract.

Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs, for which Folau plays, said they would seek an explanation from Folau and denounced the player.

A three-person Rugby Australia panel upheld the governing body's original decision, resulting in Folau having his four-year contract, reportedly worth $[Aus] 1 million per season, torn up.

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