Former Australian rugby player Israel Folau has found himself in the centre of a new controversy after stating that the government is responsible for sinful activity in a sermon Sunday.

This past weekend, Folau preached a sermon on homosexuality at Sydney's Truth of Jesus Christ Church. In his message, the rugby player placed blame on the government for children being allowed to change their gender.

"You see in today's youths and everything, they are allowing young kids in primary school to be able to have the permission to change their gender if they want to by taking away the permission of their parents," Folau preached. "Now they are trying to take control as a government to make those decisions for young kids who are basically 16 years old or younger, they don't even know what they are doing."

Folau referred to the government's allowance for children to select their own gender as work being done by Satan.

"This is what the devil is trying to do, to instil into the government, into this world, into society, and it is slowly happening."

Folau was fired last month from Rugby Australia due to a controversial social media post he made to his Instagram condemning several types of sins. The list included homosexuals, thieves, and Atheists, among others.

The former rugby player is now in the process of bringing his case before the Fair Work Commission and says that Rugby Australia terminated his employment because of his religious beliefs.