efe-epaSydney

A former Australian international rugby union star came under heavy criticism Monday after comments he made linking the country’s bushfires to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country.

Israel Folau made the comments Sunday during a sermon at the Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Sydney, where he said bushfires that have torn through parts of the country for weeks were God’s response to the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2017.EFE-EPA