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Retired tennis pro slams gay marriage, subtly shades Gaga

Tennis legend Margaret Court, winner of seven straight Australian Opens and a record 24 Grand Slam titles, is urging Australians to fight against the push for gay marriage in her country. The former pro, founder and now senior pastor in Perth’s Victory Life Church, had a littany of thoughts on the subject for The West Australian:

“Politically correct education has masterfully escorted homosexuality out from behind closed doors, into the community openly and now is aggressively demanding marriage rights that are not theirs to take. Society is best served by strong family units that comprised a mother, father and children and that there is no reason to put forward alternative, unhealthy, unnatural unions as a substitute.

No amount of legislation or political point-scoring can ever take out of the human heart the knowledge that in the beginning God created them male and female and provided each with a unique sexual function to bring forth new life.

To dismantle this sole definition of marriage and try to legitimise what God calls abominable sexual practices that include sodomy, reveals our ignorance as to the ills that come when society is forced to accept law that violates their very own God-given nature of what is right and what is wrong.”

Court has had a history of anti-gay comments, accusing lesbians of ruining women’s tennis and calling Martina Navratilova a bad example to young players.

In 2002 she said Damir Dokic’s concern about daughter Jelena being exposed to lesbians on the circuit was “understandable” and campaigning against Western Australian laws that gave gay couples equal legal rights as de facto couples.

The three times Wimbledon champion who holds 62 Grand Slam titles turned to Christianity in 1972, and has long claimed that homosexuality is a choice, reiterating her stance this week.

“The fact that the homosexual cry is, ‘We were born this way’ as the cause behind their own personal choice is cause for concern,” she said. “Every action begins with a thought. There is a choice to be made.”

This is not a new theme for Court, who in 1990 accused Martina Navratilova and other lesbian tennis players of ruining the sport. In 1994 she proclaimed homosexuality and abortion to be abominations of the Lord. She has also said gay people can change their sexual orientation, and she has fought against laws to protect gay and lesbian people.

by Anonymousreply 5705/11/2013

[quote] Court has had a history of anti-gay comments, accusing lesbians of ruining women’s tennis and calling Martina Navratilova a bad example to young players.

File this bat-shit crazy bitch under Anita Bryant, Dan White & the Westboro church

by Anonymousreply 112/07/2011

She's probably a repressed lesbian herself.

by Anonymousreply 212/07/2011

She looks like she has manhands.

by Anonymousreply 312/07/2011

Navratilova countered that Court was always a right wing nut. During the '70s tennis boycott of South Africa, Court regularly played there and explained that at least they understood their racial problems.

by Anonymousreply 412/07/2011

r4, why was there a boycott?

by Anonymousreply 512/07/2011

That crazy article is crazier than we gays could ever try to be!

by Anonymousreply 612/07/2011

R5, how old are you that you've never heard of apartheid?

by Anonymousreply 712/08/2011

I wanna see Martina and Billie Jean King go medieval on this bitch's ass.

by Anonymousreply 812/08/2011

Australia Post released a Margaret Court postage stamp a few years ago - I almost bought some so that I could say that Margaret Court has been licked by a lesbian!

by Anonymousreply 912/08/2011

R9, you'd have them rolling in the aisles. Can I put you down for a full stamp book?

by Anonymousreply 1012/08/2011

I think the crazy speaks for itself, no worries here.

by Anonymousreply 1112/08/2011

She's clearly batshit, out of touch and representative of a commonly held opinion about gay marriage, which will die out soon with its owners.

Ignore. Bitch will be dead soon.

by Anonymousreply 1212/08/2011

Maybe it will be enough for Sam Stosur to take a stand and come out.

by Anonymousreply 1312/08/2011

[quote]Society is best served by strong family units that comprised a mother, father and children and that there is no reason to put forward alternative, unhealthy, unnatural unions as a substitute.

This is such a fallacy of hetero thinking and what underlies it is pure hetero superiority. With or without gay marriage this is NOT what society looks like. Even in Malta this year - one of the last holdouts for divorce law in a very Catholic country - they had to legalise divorce because the social unions were so complicated and left so many children without legal rights. Husbands and wives would separate and divorce naturally without the law in place, start new relationships and families, etc. They have to introduce divorce law to make sense of their society.

These heteros live in a dream world where they rule and imagine their lives to be perfect, overlooking all of their own failures. Ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 1412/08/2011

[quote]These heteros live in a dream world where they rule and imagine their lives to be perfect, overlooking all of their own failures. Ridiculous.

Too right. This woman lives in a nice world where heterosexual domestic jealousy murder never occurs, husbands never cheat with hookers, mothers never have x numbers of children to x numbers of different men and where it takes Ricki Lake to sort it all out on national TV, heterosexual parents never ignore their children as they instead obssess over their share portfolios/property dealings and fathers never rape their daughters or intimidate and abuse their wives/kids, then turn up to church every Sunday as if butter wouldn't melt.

Yes, she fails to see all this that goes on daily in the newspapers in the heterosexual utopia of humanity. It's not all great.

by Anonymousreply 1512/08/2011

She must be a deeply, deeply repressed lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 1612/08/2011

...like Rick Perry is a closted homo, thus his gay-bashing ad in Iowa.

by Anonymousreply 1712/08/2011

Wiki:

by Anonymousreply 1812/08/2011

Gotta be a dyke.

by Anonymousreply 1912/08/2011

Court is a horrible woman, and her hateful remarks are only tarnishing her own legacy.

by Anonymousreply 2012/09/2011

Margaret Smith Court has always fought the idea she could be gay. She avoided women she suspected were gay, in the locker room, for years. Her HANDS are the size of a man's. She was also the first female tennis player to work out with weights.

A once devout Catholic she changed to a strange religious sect when she began to see visions of God. She's nuts.

by Anonymousreply 2112/09/2011

Margaret CVnt. R21 is correct, Court turned away from Catholicism because it wasn't conservative enough for her. She only latched onto religion in the first place when she started feeling miserable and worthless after she retired from pro tennis. She has some serious issues.

by Anonymousreply 2212/10/2011

She's nuts. Time to put her down.

by Anonymousreply 2312/10/2011

This makes me more sad than angry. You would think someone who worked so closely with many lesbians in the 60s and 70s would have different views.

by Anonymousreply 2412/10/2011

"Society is best served by strong family units that comprised a mother, father and children"

Doesn't she realize that this family unit doesn't even exist as the norm anymore, and hasn't for decades? The traditional family hasn't really existed since the beginning of the sexual revolution and women's movement in the 1960's, long before gay marriage even became an issue.

Whether you prohibit gay marriage or not, you're not going to have a heterosexual society anymore in which women all believe they have to have children, be married to a man etc. Many women today, and many straight men too, don't believe in marriage, or having children etc.

by Anonymousreply 2512/10/2011

So all those sterile and post-menopausal heterosexuals marrying server the straight family how, Ms. Court?

Pitiful.

by Anonymousreply 2612/10/2011

She's always been bonkers, esp. since she "found Jesus".

Great athlete, but not too bright, and nuttier than a fruitcake.

by Anonymousreply 2712/10/2011

Oh as soon as I saw her name I wasn't surprised. I thought it was going to be someone unexpected.

by Anonymousreply 2812/10/2011

On her wikipedia page, there is a quote where she says that the older lesbians turned the younger women into lesbians. Like vampires.

by Anonymousreply 2912/10/2011

Well, she always did look like Lou Ferrigno in a tennis skirt, R2.

by Anonymousreply 3012/10/2011

I am ashamed to be born in the same country as this bitch

by Anonymousreply 3112/10/2011

Was she a virgin when she got married? I assume she has followed all of the Church's precepts?

by Anonymousreply 3212/10/2011

[quote]On her wikipedia page, there is a quote where she says that the older lesbians turned the younger women into lesbians. Like vampires.

This reminds me of a SheTV sketch, sone in the style of 50s health class films, where a girl learns all about lesbianism with the help of friendly women gym teachers.

by Anonymousreply 3312/10/2011

[quote]She's nuts. Time to put her down.

[quote]by: They shoot horses, don't they?!

God I hope not!

by Anonymousreply 3412/10/2011

"sone in the style" = "done in the style"

by Anonymousreply 3512/10/2011

[quote]Was she a virgin when she got married?

She was "unknown by man" so by Bible standards yes she was a virgin.

However any girl who played tennis in the 1960 & 70's can attest that her mighty groping manhands were no strangers to the nether regions of many a tennis skirt.

She became anti-gay because she feared lesbians would start playing the game in mens shorts , which are far more restrictive of panty flashes than the traditional tennis skirt,.

by Anonymousreply 3612/10/2011

"Margaret "Manhands" Court is straight..."

Sorry I laughed so hard pussy juice came flying out of my nose!

by Anonymousreply 3712/10/2011

She reminds me of the gym teacher from Glee.

by Anonymousreply 3812/10/2011

There was no tennis boycott of South Africa until the late 80s. That racist cunt Chris Evert played in South Africa up until the early to mid 80s.

by Anonymousreply 3912/11/2011

She's behaving like the closet case politicians.

by Anonymousreply 4012/11/2011

Court was not particulary well liked on the Virignia Slims tour - when she finally joined. She would win week after week (in 1973) and stayed with local families rather than a hotel. Rumours about her frugality are legendary.

She WAS an amazingly consistent player with a great game but rather phony in that she wanted to be considered a traditional female who only played the 'nice' game of tennis because it let her travel the world. Billie Jean called her out as a feminist because Court was making the living and her husband was following along,taking care of the kid. Neither of the Courts could embrace this. Read the brilliant You've Come A Long Way Baby by Grace Lichtenstein. All of this is in that.

by Anonymousreply 4112/11/2011

I would really set this bitch straight on a few things if I met her.

I would point out to her the reality of heterosexual marriage today and how it bears no resemblance to traditional marriage any longer.

by Anonymousreply 4212/11/2011

Somebody call Jackie a wahmbulance!

by Anonymousreply 4405/10/2013

[quote]This reveals their true nature of violence, cruelty & depravity,anger & hedonism just like their father.

Could it be . . . Satan?

by Anonymousreply 4505/10/2013

Why is it that people who proclaim gay people to have "chosen" their lifestyle always freeze up when you ask them when they chose their own. "Uh ummmm, well..."

Margaret Court is going to be so surprised when she passes on and finds herself in that hot, steamy place she thought she avoided by doing "God's work."

by Anonymousreply 4605/10/2013

Poor Margaret... 24 Grand Slam titles, definitely one of the best one or three champions in history but her decades long extinct political and social points of view have sidelined her from her sport's history to a great extent.

She was loads of fun to watch play in her heyday. Martina had nothing on her in power and athleticism. Her matches with Billie Jean were epic. But Margaret has been putting her foot in her mouth and the mouth of the tour that she benefitted from for so long that she gets little attention, which is as it should be.

by Anonymousreply 4705/10/2013

Oh, my sides, R43! Where can I get tickets for your act?

by Anonymousreply 4805/10/2013

[quote]Why is it that people who proclaim gay people to have "chosen" their lifestyle

Sexual orientation is not a "lifestyle" it's about sexual attraction. We certainly don't need to be using their jargon when refuting their bigotry.

by Anonymousreply 5005/10/2013

The PC Police like R50 always concentrate on "jargon" and not on the message. I "certainly" don't need to be submitting opinions for your approval. But perhaps if the quotes were around "chosen their lifestyle," as they should have been, you wouldn't be such a pretentious bore.

by Anonymousreply 5105/10/2013

Get thee a cocktail R51.

by Anonymousreply 5205/10/2013

r51, you owe r50 an apology. Yes, apologize right here on datalounge in front of everyone. I understand that you're objecting to the chosen part (as you should) but the "lifestyle" word is also bad.

by Anonymousreply 5305/10/2013

well, if we are going to call chris evert a cunt for playing twice in her life in south africa, then we have to also include billie jean king and arthur ashe-who also did so.

by Anonymousreply 5405/10/2013

What does lady gaga have to do with this? She's in the title but not even mentioned in the thread.

by Anonymousreply 5505/10/2013

Just die already!

by Anonymousreply 5605/11/2013

R43, freak or parody, will we ever know?

by Anonymousreply 5705/11/2013
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