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Barnaby Goes To Hell

While I understand that people can focus on the specific and overlook the obvious, I must say that the whole homosexual thing has clouded the wider issue when it comes to Rugby Australia. Let’s unpack Israel Folau’s tweet a little further and see what we come up with…

Folau tweeted: “Warning – Drunks, Homosexuals, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists, Idolaters. HELL AWAITS YOU. REPENT! ONLY JESUS SAVES”.

Now, I could point out that it’s probably because of the stagnating wages under the Coalition that only Jesus saves and the rest of us need to use our credit cards to pay those rising energy costs, but I’m sure that it’s somehow Labor’s fault and not just because He’s well-connected and His father found him a position in the family business.

Let’s ignore all of that and look at the rest of the tweet. “Drunks, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists, Idolaters. HELL AWAITS YOU.” While the bit about idolaters may have referred to the lump of coal that the government front bench passed round with such adoration, the fact remains that he had quite a list there. Speaking personally, I probably qualify on a number of fronts so if it turns out that my drinking isn’t enough to get me past the bouncers on the gates of Hell, then I’m sure that I can qualify one way or another…

As can many, many other people…

Surely, surely an employer has the right to sack an employee who goes on social media to criticise their boss. After all, some of the head honchos Rugby Australia may be drunks, liars, fornicators or any combination of the descriptions. Are those politicians who have had many attempts at eliminating unfair dismissal laws suddenly telling me that a boss has no rights when it an employee tells them that their lifestyle is sinful?

Imagine for a moment that someone on Barnaby’s staff were to have similar views to Israel Folau:

Barnaby – Good morning.

Staffer – Good morning, sinner.

Barnaby – Would you make me a cup of coffee?

Staffer – Coffee is the work of Satan.

Barnaby – Yes but I’d like one.

Staffer – I’ll be you would. I’ve heard about your sins. 

Barnaby – Look, you work for me and I want a coffee. Now go and get me one or else.

Staffer – Or else what?

Barnaby – Or else I’ll dismiss you.

Staffer – You can’t because my religious beliefs…

Barnaby – It’s not your beliefs, it’s your refusal to obey my instruction…

Staffer – You’re going to Hell.

Barnaby – You can’t tell me that I’m going to Hell. 

Staffer – Yes, I can. The legislation you introduced protects me from this sort of harassment.

Barnaby – I’m not harassing you. I’m just asking for a coffee and for you to stop telling me that I’m going to Hell.

Staffer – This is an infringement of my freedom of speech. I should be allowed to say what I like without things like that stupid 18C…

Barnaby – Oh, go to Hell.

Staffer – You can’t say that! Only I can tell people that they can go to Hell!!

Ok, perhaps I’m oversimplifying things. But I can’t see how you can frame legislation which stops doctors from insisting that their receptionist can’t hand out anti-abortion material while simultaneously exempting religious schools and organisations from anti-discrimination laws. What happens when St Agnes of The Bleeding Heart tries to sack their receptionist because of the photos which are appearing on the internet and the receptionist replies that the naked acts she was performing with a goat were part of her Satanist religion and as such couldn’t be part of her employment contract?

Or are we moving to the situation where the government is just going to say that they’re passing legislation which says that all the people they think are ok have certain rights and the rest of us can just go to Hell because that’s where we’ll end up anyway?

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  1. Kaye Lee

    “… I found out one of the only ways I could deal with them when I was [agriculture] minister was I invited the head of the department up, brought him into my office and sacked him, just to remind him where the authority starts from,” Mr Joyce said. “Then I got a lot more sense out of the rest of them. They were great.”

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6098322/joyce-bragged-about-sacking-department-head/

  2. pierre wilkinson

    after the results at the latest election, and hearing the MSM talk about Labor’s total rout, forgive me for thinking i am already in hell, for surely no sane world could countenance such deception

  3. New England Cocky

    Uhm … five out of eight of the characteristics identified by Folau may correctly describe the representative of the Nat$ in New England.

  4. Patagonian

    “Or are we moving to the situation where the government is just going to say that they’re passing legislation which says that all the people they think are OK have certain rights and the rest of us can just go to Hell because that’s where we’ll end up anyway?”

    They have been. For the last 6 years, at least.

  5. Syd

    I find your article small minded, insulting, and a lack of decent research, as you are denigrating people of religious faith. May you join the rest of the sinners in hell

  6. Rossleigh

    Thanks, Syd. It’s only from the support of people like you that I find the courage to write in such terrible times. In spite of Christ saying, “Judge not lest ye be judged”, it seems that many people think that they’ve been given the keys to the gates of Heaven and get to decide who goes where.
    Thank God, you’re not one of those people who professes to be Christian but feels that Jesus got it wrong on so many occasions.

  7. corvus boreus

    Syd,
    Aside from the small-minded and decidedly un-Christ-ian expression of your sadistic desire for Rossleigh to suffer eternal posthumous torment, do you have anything to say about the multiple perfidies (aka ‘sins’) committed by Barnaby Joyce?

  8. Peter F

    Syd, I am glad you found the article. What you made of it is your own assessment, nothing more, nothing less, as is everyones assessment.

    It is a bit like the bible really: those who say that every word in the bible is the absolute truth of god make the mistake of placing their own interpretation on ‘the word’, and believe THAT interpretation to be the ‘one and only’ possible interpretation.

    Sorry to have gone on about it, I expect I have wasted my time.

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