Former grand slam tennis great Margaret Court continues to publically pursue a bigots agenda against gay people.
She says she "loves them" while impling that they're revolting sinners in the same sentence
Sad, why not just live and let live.
Lots of gay people in tennis.
please reply if you feel hating on minorities is wrong
""""Pastor Court hits gay plan
By Nadia Miraudo
The Sunday Times
January 11, 2004
TENNIS legend and Christian pastor the Reverend Margaret Court has condemned federal Labor's plans to give same-sex couples equal rights and financial status as heterosexual couples.
Attacking the policy, which bans anti-homosexual discrimination in areas including taxation, family law, industrial relations and government benefits, Dr Court said the changes would erode Australia's Christian heritage.
But Dr Court's comments have come under fire for being fundamentalist and discriminatory.
Pride WA co-president Daniel Smith said the ALP's policy would ensure gay and lesbian people would enjoy the same human rights as heterosexual couples.
Dr Court denied her stance was discriminatory, and believed she could help homosexuals change their lifestyle through a Straight Choices course run at her Victory Life Centre in Perth.
But she said the ALP policy threatened the family unit and would play a part in the breakdown of society.
"Our Constitution has been built on Christian principles but we are diluting our values for a minority and our young ones are coming through schools without any Christian values and no idea of what is right and wrong," she said.
"It really saddens me when men in leadership devalue a nation to attract a few votes."
But former federal shadow attorney-general and architect of the policy Robert McClelland said the reforms were designed to support and strengthen genuine relationships.
"They are about putting an end to unfair discrimination in a range of federal laws, consistent with recent reforms to state laws," Mr McClelland said.
Dr Court said if the law was to change, it would demoralise society and confuse children.
She said she did not hate homosexual people. "No, I love them," she said. "I'm there to help them, but just because they do what they do doesn't make it right. It is a sin of the flesh no different to adultery." """"""