Israel Folau Thanks Donors After $570K Fund Haul

Folau is seen leaving his code of conduct hearing in Sydney in May

"In the days since Mr Folau's campaign launched, more than one million dollars have been donated to hundreds of other campaigns, large and small, across Australia".

Donations have begun flooding in this morning (June 21), with 13,421 donated by 191 people at the time of writing.

Rugby Australia disagrees with this and says he simply breached his contract agreements.

"It was quite a shock and to me", Folau said.

I have received thousands of messages from supporters who believe discrimination in the workplace is wrong and has no place in Australia or anywhere else.

As it turns out, Folau asking for donations to help him continue making homophobic marks is also in breach of GoFundMe's terms of service.

Klei added: "First and foremost, I want to be very clear that Netball South Australia is fiercely determined to provide an inclusive environment that allows anyone to participate in the great game of netball regardless of gender, belief, age race or sexual orientation". There is every chance that a prominent test case like this could take years and eventually end up in the High Court of Australia.

Folau has launched a GoFundMe campaign which aims to raise $3 million and The Ox says it's a disgrace.

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However, the Australian Christian Lobby's managing director, Martin Isles, said that Folau's case had struck a chord with people who were anxious about religious freedoms and freedom of speech. He had a lucrative four-year contract with the latter worth Aus$1.0 million (US$700,000) annually.

He has since taken the issue to Australia's employment watchdog, the Fair Work Commission, asserting that he simply posted a message from the Bible.

His case reportedly involves claims of breach of contract and unlawful termination under the Fair Work Act, which protects employees from being sacked due to their religion.

Former NSW and Wallabies star Folau started the campaign, after RA sacked him following his controversial social media posts, in which he said gay people, among others, would go to hell unless they repent. While the attacks against me have shown I have a big fight on my hands, I will stand strong.

"The cost to me and my family of continuing my legal action against Rugby Australia is expected to be significant".

While the GoFundMe page has received donations from almost 5,000 people, many have taken to social media to strongly criticise the actions of the former Waratahs star.

"My faith is the most important thing in my life".

Yet an Australian Christian Lobby powerbroker has spoken out on why more than 8,000 people have given money to the super-rich rugby star's "legal action fund".

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