Words: Steve Brown
Israel Folau has continued his tirade against the LGBTQ community and hits out at the transgender community.
The disgraced Australian rugby player was dropped by Rugby Australia for his ongoing homophobic comments on social media.
And now he has attacked the transgender community and the devout Christian has claimed the Devil is behind gender confirmation surgery.
In his sermon at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Sydney, he said: “He spoke about nine points, one of the points … he is talking about the work of the sin, homosexuality, is in disguise to try and take over within this world.
"You see in today's youths and everything, they are allowing young kids in primary school to be able to have the permission to change their gender if they want by taking away the permission of their parents.
Disgraced rugby player Israel Folau has targeted transgender youths during a sermon saying "the devil" is trying to instill homosexuality and gender fluidity into the world. #9Today pic.twitter.com/Z2HyNDbh35— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) June 16, 2019
"Now they are trying to take control as a government to make those decisions for young kids who are basically 16 years old or younger, they don't even know what they are doing.
"This is what the devil is trying to do, to instil into the government, into this world, into society, and it is slowly happening.
"The sad thing is why a lot of people out there that are non-Christians say bad things about the church, is because a lot of the churches allow those things to happen.
"They say that a man and a man should be able to be married and there is nothing wrong with it.
“This buys into the theme of pleasing man rather than pleasing God and standing up for the truth."