News Corp free speech Israel Folau
Israel Folau. (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

How does News Corp decide when a religious public figure should be free to say what they want? Looking at recent examples, it depends on who's speaking -- and what religion they belong to.

This week the prime minister was asked about his "personal beliefs" on the LGBTIQ community, before being asked directly "do gay people go to hell?".