The fraud scam Israel Folau is running is an old routine dating back hundreds of years which in recent times has been perfected by American TV Preachers who pretend they believe in god and rip off gullible people while themselves becoming multi-millionaires. Israel Folau’s hypocrisy on many fronts stands out a mile, especially his greed for the almighty dollar, and that will be his eventual undoing.
At the end of this article I will summarize with likely questions that Israel Folau will face in the witness stand if his matter goes to a hearing. I believe it shows that Israel is in a lot of trouble as he will end up looking like a fool and fraudster who has no ethics or morals.
A quick Google search for “Bible quotes money” will tell you that Jesus did not have any time for money hungry people like Israel. One quote is:
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (Click here to read more)
That sounds like Israel to me. He is a multi-millionaire who wants other people to pay his legal fees so he can get a multi-million-dollar payout. Not only that, Israel is raising at least 4 or 5 times what he actually needs for his court case. I have seen 2 different lawyers quoted saying the most Folau would need is $300,000 but he initially wanted $3 million until his GoFundMe page was closed down. The GoFundMe page also had a disclaimer at the bottom saying Folau would not guarantee all the money go to legal fees. The new fundraiser has raised over $2 million before it was stopped and it doesn’t have any disclaimer saying where the money will or won’t be spent.
Like any fraud, the key challenge is to follow the money trail. So where is the extra money going? No one is saying which reaks of fraud by itself.
Israel’s father, Eni Folau, is a paster “and largely preaches in his native language of Tongan” and Israel has also preached at a Church in recent times. So it looks like Israel will become a paster and/or set up his own Church after his football career which is where the extra money he has raised will possibly go.
I came across a video of comedian Richard Pryor on his TV show in 1977 making a joke of people using religion for major fraud and it identified almost perfectly with the facts of the Israel Folau scam.
In the video Richard Pryor says it’s about the money and “this evening my service concerns nothing but money”, how people say he is rich and should sell assets and then he talks about how he has to diversify to get more money. Pryor says he has set up the BTAM “Back to Africa Movement” so people should donate and then the phones start ringing with the joke being that all the racists will donate to get rid of black people like him.
Compare the video to the facts of the Israel Folau scam where people say he should sell one of his houses, given he has a $6 million property portfolio, to pay for his own legal fees. Also, that Israel will not say were the excess $1.5 to $2 million is going and that he has used gay hate to motivate his donors which is proven by comments left on social media and also when they donated and commented on the GoFundMe page.
So how did Richard Pryor know most of the routine of the Israel Folau scam back in 1977? Because people have been running the same scam for hundreds of years. Below is a video of some of the fraudster Preachers in the US who are worths hundreds of millions of dollars who I suspect Israel would like to emulate.
TV Preachers Living Like Rock Stars – Inside Edition Investigates
A recent video of Preacher Kenneth Copeland (Click here to watch) defending his lavish lifestyle went viral after he ducked and weaved questions. He is estimated to be worth $760 Million although he apparently claims he is worth over $1 billion as he has no shame.
Alan Jones and other fraudsters
Israel Folau has jumped in bed with the devil by getting support from Alan Jones who is a well-known racist who was also sacked as a teacher from The Kings School in the 1970’s for grooming children. It’s well known that Jones was caught by police in a toilet in London in the 1980’s for having sex with some random guy he had met. I was also tipped off in 2016 that the NSW police were investigating Alan Jones for sex with boys (Click here to read more) but the NSW Police have recently told me that there is no current investigation.
Jones is also a big supporter of convicted paedophile George Pell so how does Israel Folau getting support from Alan Jones sit with his claimed religious beliefs? It doesn’t.
Israel’s scam is similar to the “cash for comment” scam Alan Jones was busted running in 1999 and still runs today and Jones has obviously advised Israel on how to run his scam.
The matter has absolutely nothing to do with free speech or religious freedom except some religious extremists have jumped on the bandwagon to drive their own agenda.
Below is the Tweet that got Israel Folua sacked. But it wasn’t the first time he had done it and he was warned last year to not do it again. Folau knew he would be sacked.
There is dispute about what the Bible does and doesn’t say about homosexuals (Click here to read more) but that’s not relevant for this article as it is obvious that Israel has only weaponised the issue for his own greed.
If Folau was really a man of conviction why didn’t he stand his ground in April 2018 when he first Tweeted about homosexuals going to hell?
Two of Israel Folau’s biggest supporters are Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt. Jones has been forced to apologise numerous times for using racist language against black people and others. Bolt, in 2011, was found guilty of breaching section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act after wrote an article about a number of Aboriginal people and deliberately wrote lies about them.
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975 – SECT 18C Offensive behaviour because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin – (Read more)
1) It is unlawful for a person to do an act, otherwise than in private, if:
(a) the act is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people; and
(b) the act is done because of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of the other person or of some or all of the people in the group.
Both Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt want Section 18c abolished so they can say what they want about black people, other races and use whatever racist terms they want. Hardly the sort of people a black man of Christ would associate with unless of course, he himself was a fraudster and thief who had no morals.
From the comments by the gay community on Twitter and gay journalists, the real damage by Israel Folau is done to young gay people, and especially the ones who support Rugby Union, who would be wondering why Israel Folau is attacking them and making them feel second class.
Below are the sections of the Rugby Australia Code of Conduct the Israel Folau knew about and breached.
Rugby Australia Code of Conduct – Breaches
1.3 Treat everyone equally, fairly and with dignity regardless of gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, cultural or religious background, age or disability. Any form of bullying, harassment or discrimination has no place in Rugby.
1.6 Do not make any public comment that is critical of the performance of a match official, player, team official, coach or employee/officer/volunteer of any club or a Union; or on any matter that is, or is likely to be, the subject of an investigation or disciplinary process; or otherwise make any public comment that would likely be detrimental to the best interests, image and welfare of the Game, a team, a club, a competition or Union.
1.7 Use Social Media appropriately. By all means share your positive experiences of Rugby but do not use Social Media as a means to breach any of the expectations and requirements of you as a player contained in this Code or in any Union, club or competition rules and regulations. (Click here to read the full RA code document) The code of conduct also covers the coaches, administrators and fans)
Some people say it is a sin to have tattoos and if you believe that then it also shows how hypocritical Israel Folau is given his tattoos
It’s been reported a couple of times that Israel Folau told players and management last year that if he was “hurting the game he’d walk away for the good of the game”. If that’s true then he’s a liar which ups the number of times he has sinned by breaching his own public preaching on how one should lead their lives. (Click here to read more)
Israel Folau previously supported the gay community in 2014 and featured on the front page of gay magazine Star Observer – (Click here to read more)
Most if not all of Israel Folau’s supporters would be embarrassed that he has previously promoted homosexuality which contradicts his public statements.
Little chance of settlement as both sides boxed in
The only chance of any settlement as I see it is if Israel Folau bites the bullet and walks with whatever he can get. Rugby Australia won’t buckle because they don’t need to and Israel Folau’s supporters won’t be happy if he buckles but if he doesn’t he will be in a lot more trouble because these are some of the likely questions that will be put to him in the witness stand:
- Mr Folau, you say you are a Christian and live as a Christian should. Is that correct?
- Then Mr Folau why do you ignore what the Bible says in relation to being greedy with money? Folau won’t have a believable answer and it will show what a hypocrite he is. Possible truthful answer: I’m in this scam to make as much as possible because I have seen how much the TV Preachers in America make.
- Mr Folau why do you have tattoos when the bible says you shouldn’t? Possible truthful answer: I don’t believe everything in the bible and ignore things that don’t suit me.
- Mr Folau why did you openly and publicly support homosexuality in 2014 if you believe it is a sin? Possible truthful answer: Because I thought it might raise my profile and be good for me financially by helping to get more sponsors.
- Mr Folau, what is going to happen to the extra $ millions you have raised? Possible truthful answer: I’m not saying as I don’t want to incriminate myself.
- Did you lie to other players and management and say that if you were hurting the game you walk away for the good of the game? Possible truthful answer: Yes I did but I’m also a liar.
They are just some of the questions Israel would have to answer in the witness stand and his commitment to his faith would come under very close scrutiny as he is a major hypocritic. A good barrister would destroy Folau with the right questions and I think he knows it which is why he should consider walking away with any deal.
If Israel Folau had of taken a stand in April last year when he first wrote that gays would be going to hell, he had paid his own legal bills and had not helped promote grubs like Alan Jones I might not have agreed with what he had done and said but I could have possibly, to some degree, think he was a man of principle. But the reality is Israel Folau is just another religious fraudster who needs to be exposed for what he is.
I also ask for donations as many independent journalists do and I have raised money for legal fees, for the various lawsuits against me by Kerry Stokes and his associated companies, trying to defend free speech and political communication. But I am not a multi-millionaire trying to raise millions more than I need. In fact, I have no assets as I am like many whistleblowers who have spent everything they have to fight for what they believe is right.
The Israel Folau saga probably has a long way to go and I will keep watching and reporting on it but don’t get caught up in believing it is a free speech and religious issue because it isn’t. It’s an attempted shakedown of Rugby Australia and gullible Christians using the courts and hate. It’s also certainly is not a David v Goliath battle as Israel Folau has raised more than enough money and he has the support of the News Corp and other nutters in the media.
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