Under-fire rugby star Israel Folau refuses to back down over religious comments

(CNN)Australian rugby star Israel Folau has said he stands by homophobic posts he made on social media, speaking after a church service in Sydney on Sunday to reiterate his position. He said the Bible “says that ‘God has no pleasure in the person that’s living in sin’ … He’s a loving God and he wants people to turn away from what they’re living in and he’ll give them life.” Folau looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby Australia, the sport’s national governing body, which said in a statement last week that his comments were unacceptable and that he “did not speak for the game.” The statewide governing body for New South Wales has “stood (Folau) down … from …