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Margaret Court says tennis is full of lesbians

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Post by Veejay on Wed May 31, 2017 5:41 pm

Is Margaret right in voicing her opinion? 
Should a persons sexual orientation be judged on court? 


Twenty-four-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion Margaret Court continued to express her views on homosexuality in women's tennis during an interview Wednesday. 
According to the Guardian, Court appeared on Vision Christian Radio and said the following: "Tennis is full of lesbians. Even when I was playing there were only a couple there, but those couple that led took young ones into parties. And what you get at the top is often what you'll get right through that sport. ... We're there to help them overcome. We're not against the people."

Court has long opposed same-sex relationships, and explained her rationale to the West Australian newspaper (h/t Kate Fagan of ESPNW) in 2011: 
"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 legitimize 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. The fact that the homosexual cry is, 'We can't help it, as we were born this way,' as the cause behind their own personal choice is cause for concern."
Court's stance has led to calls for officials to change the name of Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open.
Tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King are among those who have spoken out against Court, and the Aussie believes the campaign against her is unfair, as she told Vision Christian Radio (h/t the Guardian): "I think it's bullying. [I've got] nothing against homosexuals—as individuals, they can do what they want to do—but my belief as a Christian is marriage the Bible way and I think it's sad that these people are using that to try to hit below the belt."
The 74-year-old Court holds the record for most career Grand Slam titles, but Serena Williams trails by only one with 23.
Show Court One was renamed Margaret Court Arena in 2003. 





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Post by legendkillar on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:25 am

Religion. Will be the final death knell to the human race.

I might just mail her a copy of Origin of the Species just to blow her mind...

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Post by Veejay on Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:54 pm

im just wondering who all these lesbians shes referring to are? 
i know that navratilova and billy jean king are but who are the others?
it sounds like its something that bugs her so much that shes losing sleep over it 
why does she even care,how people chose to live their life has nothing to do with her

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Post by legendkillar on Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:20 pm

I know right? With everything else going on in the world and you are worried about which female players go to Carpet Right!

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Post by Veejay on Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:28 pm

legendkillar wrote:I know right? With everything else going on in the world and you are worried about which female players go to Carpet Right!
Laugh Laugh

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Post by Veejay on Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:38 pm

Martina Navratilova calls Margaret Court a homophobe in open letter
Didn't know that Navratilova also thought that Margaret Court was a racist too,does anyone know why she's saying so?

In response to Margaret Court's comments regarding homosexuality, fellow tennis great Martina Navratilova wrote an open letter Thursday.

The letter was published by the Sydney Morning Herald, and in it, Navratilova was highly critical of Court:

"It is now clear exactly who Court is: an amazing tennis player, and a racist and a homophobe. Her vitriol is not just an opinion. She is actively trying to keep LGBT people from getting equal rights (note to Court: we are human beings, too). She is demonizing trans kids and trans adults everywhere."

Navratilova's comments come on the heels of Court telling the West Australian (h/t Bhakthi Puvanenthiran of the Sydney Morning Herald) recently that she intended to stop using the airline Qantas due to its support for same-sex marriage.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Martina Navratilova poses at the Legends Lunch during day thirteen of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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In response to Margaret Court's comments regarding homosexuality, fellow tennis great Martina Navratilova wrote an open letter Thursday.

The letter was published by the Sydney Morning Herald, and in it, Navratilova was highly critical of Court:

"It is now clear exactly who Court is: an amazing tennis player, and a racist and a homophobe. Her vitriol is not just an opinion. She is actively trying to keep LGBT people from getting equal rights (note to Court: we are human beings, too). She is demonizing trans kids and trans adults everywhere."

Navratilova's comments come on the heels of Court telling the West Australian (h/t Bhakthi Puvanenthiran of the Sydney Morning Herald) recently that she intended to stop using the airline Qantas due to its support for same-sex marriage.


In another interview Wednesday with Vision Christian Radio (h/t the Guardian), Court discussed lesbianism in women's tennis:

"Tennis is full of lesbians. Even when I was playing there were only a couple there, but those couple that led took young ones into parties. And what you get at the top is often what you'll get right through that sport. ... We're there to help them overcome. We're not against the people."

Navratilova, who is gay, addressed her open letter to Margaret Court Arena, which is a top venue at Melbourne Park for the Australian Open.

The 18-time Grand Slam singles champion expressed her belief that Court's name should no longer be attached to the arena:

"We should not be celebrating this kind of behavior, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger. Which is why I think it's time to change your name. And I think the Evonne Goolagong Arena has a great ring to it. Now there is a person we can all celebrate. On every level."

Court is a 24-time Grand Slam singles champion and a native of Australia.

Show Court One was renamed Margaret Court Arena in 2003.

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Post by Veejay on Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:32 pm

court could also be banned from sitting in the Royal box at Wimbledon 
its highly unlikely that she'll make a u-turn and apologise so she probably 
wont attend this years Wimbledon 
i find it so hypocritical of religious people to judge others on how they "sin"
didnt jesus say,he who is without sin throw the first stone?


[size=68]Australian grand slam tennis great Margaret Court says that the “US gay lobby” is conspiring to strip her name from an Australian Open stadium. Court, 74, and now a Christian pastor, has been criticised for her condemnation of same-sex marriage and for saying that “tennis is full of lesbians”.[/size]
Another grand slam champion, Martina Navratilova, says that Court has revealed herself to be a homophobe and that the stadium should be renamed in Evonne Goolagong’s honour.


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Navratilova, a lesbian herself, has a point – there’s no disputing that Court has been making bizarre remarks, even making reference to Nazis. Nor does Court seem to realise that if “gay lobby” means people who refuse to tolerate homophobia, then that’s going to include heterosexuals, too.
The comment about tennis being “full of lesbians” says it all – do you ever hear anyone complaining that a sport is full of heterosexuals? How are young sporty girls, whatever their sexuality, supposed to deal with this? It’s said that the Wimbledon tournament may have faced calls to ban Court had she been attending this year (she isn’t). In the light of these events, perhaps something needs to be done anyway.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/04/tennis-bady-misserved-by-margaret-court-prejudice?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=tennis

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