As someone who writes a small but public blog, again I am not to vilify or condemn. My writing should not cause pain to others. My writing should not inspire others to cause pain and hurt to others. Israel Folau, the Australian Rugby star has 30,000 followers on his twitter feed. Last year he was warned by the Rugby leagues to stop publishing tweets where he condemned people he considered to be living sinful lives. This week he again published such comments saying gays and lesbians and other immoral people were going to hell. Although I disagree with him vehemently, I understand that Mr. Folau and others may feel that. It is sad but permissible for him to hold these views. But Mr. Folau crosses a line when he shares these views with his 30,000 twitter followers. By saying that he feels that gays and lesbians are going to hell, he is telling his 30,000 twitter fans that is ok to hate gays and lesbians. He is not merely expressing his opinion. He is inciting hate. And for that it is right that he is facing punishment (especially since this was not a first time offence).