Australia’s Israel Folau posted a homophobic rant on social media. Photo: Reuters
Mark Agnew
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Mark Agnew

Israel Folau posts homophobic social media rant: diverse views are fine, but this expression is a hate crime

  • Language is powerful, and the way Folau chose to make his point differentiates it from free speech and makes it bigotry
  • Strong and condemning phrases empower other bigots to act on their homophobia – make Folau’s Tweet a hate crime

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Australia’s Israel Folau posted a homophobic rant on social media. Photo: Reuters
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