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Anti-gay rant earns Aussie footballer a big social media backlash

For comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and labeling the alternative lifestyle as equal to spiritual disease and demonic, Newcastle Knights NRL footballer Ryan Stig is harvesting a social media backlash.

He initially uploaded a letter on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as a rant about homosexuality and gay marriage. It was in response to the approval last week by the legislature of the Australian Capital Territory of the same-sex marriage law.

Stig wrote, "Satan has worked so hard throughout culture and society to remove the belief in a creator because without the understanding of a creator we become unaware of our design."

"When we lose this understanding of design we become susceptible to deception and distortion. Same-sex marriage laws starting to be passed in our country is a good indicator of this," he added.

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