In 1990, Court said that Martina Navratilova and other lesbian and bisexual players were ruining the sport of tennis and setting a bad example for younger players. (http://www.nytimes.com/1991/05/24/sp...anted=2&src=pm
In November 1994, when delivering a speech at Parliament House in Canberra, Mrs. Court exclaimed, "Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord! Abortion is an abomination to the Lord!"
In 2001, a gay-rights reform law was proposed (and eventually passed) in the parliament of Western Australia. The law proposed to lower the age of homosexual consent from 21 to 16, bring gay awareness into schools, and give same-sex couples the same rights as married ones. In November 2001, Mrs. Court said while stridently campaigning against the law (http://www.galewa.asn.au/component/content/article/87-other-australian-newspapers/388-courts-crusade.html):
God's hand is on this nation [Australia]. I believe we will see revival. I believe we will see such a move of God and I think that people don't want it to go back into darkness like some other nations have. Immorality threatens to engulf the state. When we start making something that is wrong right in the eyes of people, there is a price to pay. You can't go into schools and take that [homosexuality] in and say it is right because, in the scriptures, in the word of God, God created Adam for Eve. He didn't create Adam for Steve, or Eve for Mary. And what we do is we start to open the nation to more immorality, to more darkness. I think people have had enough of what is happening in society. People are thinking about it a lot more, people are looking a lot more. They want some of the good morals to come back. They need foundation. We [her taskforce against the reform law] believe that ... if you start to come against the family and you start to tell people what is right when it is wrong, then we will become a force in this city [Perth]. This government had better watch out. I think when it comes around to next election there are people out there who may not be Christian, but morally they know that things are wrong.
In a roundtable discussion on ABC radio on 5 December 2001 about the gay-rights reform law, the following was said (http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2001/s433523.htm):
JIM MCGINTY, WA ATTORNEY-GENERAL: I think, in Western Australia, we have lagged a long way behind the other States when it's come to a whole host of issues.
PASTOR MARGARET COURT, VICTORY LIFE CHURCH: What this Labor Government is doing right across the nation is so wrong. I just hope that those men and women can sleep of a night.
JIM MCGINTY: We're the most homophobic State. Our current laws are the most discriminatory in the nation. We're going to fix that.
PASTOR MARGARET COURT: Jesus Christ loves the homosexual but he hates the sin and we love the homosexual and we're there to help them to overcome it.
JIM MCGINTY: Gay sex between people aged 16 to 21 is punishable by five years' imprisonment. I don't think there's any parent anywhere that would want to expose their son, or their daughter for that matter, to the prospect of imprisonment for doing what comes naturally to them.
PASTOR MARGARET COURT: What they do behind the scenes is their business but to be able to do it out on the streets in front of our young is very wrong.
MICK O'DONNELL: Through IVF [in vitro fertilization], Leanne has already had Blake and twins are on the way. While Kerry [her cousin], who has a woman partner, is denied.
KERRY MCGUCKIN: It's just so discriminatory that I can't, and we both have the same problem, very similar, in fact we have the same doctor, but I can't go any further with my quest for another child.
PASTOR MARGARET COURT: Two females to have one -- a child and then they bring up that child, who most likely would come up in that circumstance as a lesbian, I don't think that that's healthy at all.
KERRY MCGUCKIN: So any child would be a lesbian. I just find that quite ludicrous. Um, there's plenty of gay children that come out of straight families and there's plenty of straight children that come out of gay families. So it does not matter what the environment is. It's what's inside one's heart.
PASTOR MARGARET COURT: I love my nation. I played for my nation and I just see families being destroyed, whether it's through homosexuality. You see a marriage breakdown, you see children being abused.
In 2002, Court said that homosexuals commit "sins of the flesh" and can be "changed." She also said that when she went overseas as a naive young person, she did not realise "that all existed," although two top players were lesbians. She said when open tennis began, "there was quite a lot of it in there." Young players would mix with "a few of the older ones that were that way" and "they were sort of snared in with it, and then we finished up having quite a lot of them on tour that were like that." (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/...174301749.html
In a speech at the Australian National Marriage conference in 2004, Mrs. Court called homosexuality a "sin of the flesh" and claimed that children of same-sex parents felt "shame and guilt." "I think they're thinking about a relationship for their own selfishness and not for the children." (http://www.solidarity.net.au/current...ts-under-labor
In 2008, Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said that she wished to make Perth as gay-friendly as Sydney and San Francisco. Mrs. Court responded (http://hoydenabouttown.com/20080929.2254/perth-homophobes-hyperventilate-over-mayors-call):
Ms Scaffidi’s comments did not represent the majority of people or families with values.
On 11 August 2011, Mrs. Court said in her blog (http://www.victorylifecentre.com.au/blog/?p=37):
It is a time, in the history of our Nation, where we need to make a stand for righteousness for the family. God ordained family and marriage between a man and a woman. With such a decline of immorality in our nation we need to protect family like never before.
In Genesis 2:24 it says: “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh.” It says it again in Ephesians 5:31. Marriage is ordained by God – it is all the way through the bible that a husband and wife would multiply the earth.
The bible is a living book; it is our TV guide to life and how to have a successful marriage and how to raise a family. It also says that homosexuality, adultery, fornification, is an abomination. God loves the person and we are to love the people but nowhere does it say that two people of the same sex should marry and have children.
Let us all be a Voice and stand up for marriage and family as God has ordained it.
On 5 October 2011, Mrs. Court said in response to a comment about her blog (http://www.victorylifecentre.com.au/blog/?p=37):
Thank you for your comment. Because a person doesn’t agree that homosexuality is right doesn’t mean they are insecure or fearful or that they don’t love the people; and yes all mankind has a right to be loved. No matter what the argument, living a homosexual lifestyle is not what we were created for. God created Eve for Adam, not Steve.