Israel Folau's new fundraising page has made over $800,000

scandal 25/06/2019

This is unbelievable. 

A new fundraising page has been set up for ex-rugby player, Israel Folau on the Australian Christian Lobby's website.

As at 5pm, over 800,000 has been raised which works out to be at a rate of $820 per minute.

The news comes after GoFundMe removed Israel Folau's fundraising page from their site, saying it violated their terms and conditions.

"As a company, we are absolutely committed to the fight for equality for LGBTIQ people and fostering an environment of inclusivity. While we welcome GoFundMes engaging in diverse civil debate, we do not tolerate the promotion of discrimination or exclusion," GoFundMe's Australian Regional Manager said.

“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. Those acts of kindness are the heart of GoFundMe.

“Our platform exists to help people help others. Australians have shown themselves to be among the most kind and generous people in the world. We look forward to helping more Australians fundraise for causes they care about in the coming months and years” she continued.