Media Watch Around The World

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Donations flood in for new Folau appeal

June 27, 2019 New Daily: The Australian Christian Lobby’s fresh fund-raising effort for Israel Folau has been flooded with donations, soaring past $500,000 within hours of its launch.…

Alice Cooper clarifies story about ‘death pact’ with wife Sheryl Goddard: ‘We have a LIFE pact’

June 27, 2019 USA Today: Alice Cooper would like to clear things up: He and wife Sheryl Goddard don't actually have a death pact. "We have a LIFE pact. We love life so much," the…

Maria Folau is being bullied by sponsors - former Human Rights Commission head

June 27, 2019 stuff.co.nz: ANZ: We do not support Maria Folau’s views ANZ raises concerns about Maria Folau's support for her husband after she shared his social media post.

Folau, Rugby Australia lawyer up ahead of conciliation hearing

June 27, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald: Israel Folau and Rugby Australia will take their lawyers along to a conciliation conference on Friday in a clear indication the case is headed for a…

Folau ‘fighting the battle for all of us’

June 27, 2019 News.com.au: Israel Folau's campaign reaches $1.5M

Australian Christian Lobby limits Folau fundraiser to $2m

June 27, 2019 The Australian: The Australian Christian Lobby plans to “hit the pause button” on its new funding site for Israel Folau once it reaches $2 million, following an “overwhelming” rush of donors in its first 48 hours.

Israel Folau defence fund hits $1.5 million

June 26, 2019 The Australian: The Australian Christian Lobby’s fundraiser for Israel Folau has topped $1.5 million as the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney pledges his support to his “Christian brother”, claiming the way his support was cut off by GoFundMe was telling of “ a new and ugly Australia”.

Folau raises $1 million for legal fight

June 26, 2019 Fairfax: The Australian Christian Lobby has thrown its support behind Israel Folau, initiating a fresh fundraiser which has raised more than one million dollars.

Israel Folau support from Archbishop of Sydney

June 26, 2019 7 News: It has taken Israel Folau less than a day to eclipse his weekend GoFundMe fundraising efforts on a new platform after he was booted off the US site on Monday.

Folau treatment ‘smacks of ugly Australia’

June 25, 2019 AAP: One of Australia's most senior Anglican leaders says Israel Folau's right to express his faith is being denied, claiming the former Wallaby star's treatment "smacks of a new and ugly Australia".

Jordan Peterson: Gender politics has no place in the classroom

June 25, 2019 National Post: Back in September of 2016, I released three videos , expressing my concern about Bill C-16 , which was then under consideration by the federal government,…

Maria Folau attacked for her husband’s beliefs

June 25, 2019 Herald Sun: Former netballer Liz Ellis has slammed the Adelaide Thunderbirds, Netball SA and Maria Folau in a bizarre Twitter post. The former Australian netball captain…

Israel Folau: Australian Christian lobby hosts new fundraising effort

June 25, 2019 The Guardian: The Australian Christian Lobby is backing Israel Folau after GoFundMe shut down his fundraising page.Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images The Australian Christian…

ACL launches new fundraising page for Israel Folau

June 25, 2019 News.com.au: The group’s managing director Martyn Iles tweeted a link to the page on Monday evening, saying he had spoken to the Australian rugby player and “we fixed it”.…

Bibles Threatened by US Trade War with China, Christian Publishers Warn

June 24, 2019 Christianity Today: Bibles Threatened by US Trade War with China, Christian...

Megachurch To Create Its Own Police Force After New State Law Passes

June 24, 2019 Western Journal: An Alabama megachurch has been granted the authority to create its own police force, leaving the American Civil Liberties Union howling in protest. Briarwood…

Palestinians say baptismal font discovered at Church of the Nativity

June 24, 2019 Times of Israel: A restoration expert works on a granite column inside the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians…

‘Smear campaign’: Why Aussies are giving Israel Folau their money

June 24, 2019 Yahoo Sports: The managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby says Australians are pouring money into Israel Folau’s GoFundMe appeal in fear of their rights around…

Australian donors slam ‘smear campaign’ against Israel Folau

June 24, 2019 News.com.au: The devoutly Christian athlete was fired after a tribunal found him guilty of a “high-level” breach of the Rugby Australia code of conduct for posting on social…

Date change delays historic sexual assault trial

June 21, 2019 Newcastle Herald: The former Anglican Dean of Newcastle, Graeme Lawrence, arriving at Newcastle courthouse on Thursday before his sexual assault trial was delayed again.…