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Margaret Court condemns homosexuality.

This is from the TV show "Today Tonight" which had a report I saw last year. I'm not sure if it was mentioned here, perhaps the Australian posters missed it. While I don't remember the report word for word I do remember parts of it quite well.

Anyway, the report was on the proposed legislation of lowering the homosexual age of consent in Western Australia, which is higher than the normal age of consent.

A politician lobbying for the new legislation says that Western Australia is "the most homophobic of all the Australian states".

But the proposed legislation is receiving some heavy opposition.

Cut to Margaret Court standing on a stage in front of a large audience. She is introduced as "the greatest player male or female of the 20th century". She addresses the audience by saying "God loves a homosexual but he hates the sin. We are willing to help them overcome their homosexuality." The audience applauds.

Then we go to the story of two sisters both of whom are infertile. One woman says that she was able to get pregnant through IVF treatment but her sister who has a female parter it not allowed any IVF treatment.

Margaret Court says, "It is not right for a child to be raised in an environment like that where it will likely also turn out to be gay. I see families being destroyed." She also says that, "What people do behind closed doors is their business but they shouldn't be allowed to parade their lifestyle in front of me in the street."

As of yet I think the issue is still unresolved.

I have lost all respect for Margaret Court. I know many religious people who do not judge and are supportive of other people's choices. It isn't even about whether or not homosexuality is wrong (which of course it isn't). It's about whether or not gay people should have the same rights as straight people. It's discrimination to have differing ages of consent.

And to think that Billie Jean King still continues to be so nice to Margaret. A couple of years ago the show "This is your life" honoured the life of Margaret Court and Billie recorded a complimentary video message just for the occasion. Even recently Billie has argued that Rod Laver Arena be renamed "Laver Court Arena".
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Maybe she´s just randomly lashing out cos she´s bitter about never having got equal prize-money.

I instantly lose respect for anyone who spouts these kind of views; it just goes to show that there are a lot of ignorant, sheltered, judgemental people around who lives are obviously so unsatisfactory that they have to occupy themselves with interefering in other peoples. The longer she goes on judging other people the less she has to look at herself.

Still, its another generation, and I´m happy to say that people like this are less and less common in the world today.
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Absolutely TBE, those comments are straight out of bible-talk rhetoric. This can't be too much of a surprise.

With people who are of Margaret Court's persuasion I just say:

"Love the person, hate their thinking". It's easily done! She ain't gonna change.

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What's new? This is the same woman who publically declared that Martina Navratilova was an unfit role model. The woman's been jaded by religion. She may never see the world through clear eyes again. Her intentions might be compassionate, but she's not compassionate by practice. I pity her. Who knows? She might have been a closet case whom has been helped to "overcome" her homosexuality. I don't know, but I pity her.

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this are just views of somebody who refuse to look further then what she knows because it might be scary to discover that she might have wrong ideas and what should she do then?

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I saw a boy in a talkshow once and he claimed to have been "healed" from being gay because he found God, well he still dreamt of boys at night but other then that he was "over" it according to himself
It was realy sad!

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Wink Margaret Court condemns homosexuality

Margaret Court is from the "old school" and considering her age where "gays and lesbians" were very few..and the ones that were "out of the closet" were considered "sinful" in their lifestyle was not understood and judged very harshly...Society has grown much more tolerant of homosexuality...when you think back at your mothers and fathers or grandparents ..this was a shocking occurance for someone to find out they prefer their own gender ...but not altogether new as homo's go back to the early Greeks and Romans and we have had it in Bibical times..and of course the condemning passages "Thou shalt not lie down with the same sex" not sure of the accurate quote but you get the gist! So just chaulk this view up to the times...and Margaret hasn't changed all these years and she's NOT going to...Sad, but she joins a majority of people who have no tolerance for Gays or Lesbians!!
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God loves a homosexual but hates the sin? So God had a press confernece on homosexuality?
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I agree with Margaret, after all
if Mummy didn't sleep with Daddy
we will not be alive...
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Shame, shame, shame......
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Hey Lolita,
Mommy doesn't have to sleep with anyone to get a baby. Or have you never heard of artificial insemination? That's why there are so many sperm banks, after all. Welcome to the 21st century...
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