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Hatred stuns tennis great Margaret Court



MARGARET Court says she felt victimised and became the target of a relentless hate campaign for airing her views on gay marriage.

The former champion has admitted being stunned by the backlash after her controversial comments made headlines around the world.

The pastor, 70, who arrived in Melbourne last night, said it was never intended as an attack on the gay and lesbian community but rather a plea for the nation to retain its morals.

Momentum is building ahead of a protest by equal rights campaigners at the show court that bears her name.

Organisers hope to send a message of unity by wearing rainbow colours and waving flags on Friday.

Mrs Court said she would not back down from her views and had no concerns about attending the Open this week.

"To target me and the tennis is a political stunt," Court said.

"I love them, I even work with them ... but what concerns me so much is the amount of hatred that has been directed at me.

"There have been some awful things ... But I love my nation and I don't like seeing it in moral decline. I pray for it, I love it and I want to protect the young of the future. My heart is for the next generation."

Gays and lesbians could lead their life without touching marriage as ordained by God, she said.

But another tennis great, Martina Navratilova, repeated her disappointment yesterday, saying Mrs Court's views were outdated.

"It's not about any one person," Navratilova said.

"It's not about religious rights, it's about human rights. She's only seeing it from one viewpoint."

It is believed Mrs Court will not attend the tennis in an official capacity but will view plans for the redevelopment of the arena named in her honour.

Her huge collection of trophies will be moved from Western Australia and put on public display in the new centre.

Tennis Australia has said it did not support Mrs Court's views.

"Margaret has expressed a personal view," tournament director Craig Tiley said last week .

"(We) do not share that view and believe everyone should be treated equally and fairly."

Mrs Court said yesterday: "What I have said is what God has said in the Scriptures ... we are a Christian nation and we should be able to say that."


Go and cry me a river, bitch! I've always loathe her since she made a negative comment about equal marriage.
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Re: Hatred stuns tennis great Margaret Court

So over this.
That last bit is a new development though. Has she so bluntly stated her belief in Australia as a Christian nation before? I don't recall Australians being sold into slavery as teenagers, but I'm a fat dumb American so what do I know.

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Poor Court. She is getting victimized by liberals when all she tried to do is to preserve the sanctity of marriage and traditional family.
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Re: Hatred stuns tennis great Margaret Court

It's always people spewing the hate who complain the loudest about the hate directed back to them.

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...17447&page=324
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I'm over this too...

I think BJK has said it best...

BILLIE Jean King has dismissed suggestions Tennis Australia should remove Margaret Court's name from Melbourne Park because of her views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

King told the Sun that while she disagrees with Court's opposition to gay marriage, she does not think TA should rename its third show court, which is named after the 24-time grand slam singles champion.

"Get rid of her for that?" King said. "Because you don't agree with her? Are you kidding?

"Just because you don't agree with someone? Please. She deserves it. She's a great player."

King remains on friendly terms with Court and they dine together every year at Wimbledon and frequently debate issues.

"I totally respect her opinion, but I don't agree with her at all," King said.
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The sanctity of marriage is only greater when it is built upon the foundation of equal rights for everyone. It always shows how insecure some people are when their only source of identity amd validation lies solely in their religion.

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"No, I'm not. But with you, I don't even care."
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Moral decline.




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The sanctity of marriage is only greater when it is built upon the foundation of equal rights for everyone. It always shows how insecure some people are when their only source of identity amd validation lies solely in their religion.
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If MC can't stand the heat then she needs to get out of the kitchen.
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This is very ironic
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it shouldn't be that "stunning" considering how much of it she does herself.

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Lol.
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She's the one who feels victimized?! Piss off.

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So she can't feel victimized but the millions of people she has discriminated against can? Bitch please.
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Re: Hatred stuns tennis great Margaret Court

My Gawd!

Navratilova should just shut her gay mouth up! She's so annoying and it doesn't help that she fans the flame. Margaret has the right to say her opinion for her country. Navratilova can go back to Czech Rep and be as lesbian as she wants to be.

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