Margaret Court declares same sex marriage will end Christmas

Margaret Court is outraged that a tennis club in Cottesloe has voted to dump her as the patron of their club.

The former tennis champion turned religious leader  is furious that the Cottesloe Tennis Club have removed her as its vice-patron and has hit out and the LGBTI community saying if same-sex marriage is allowed in Australia Christmas will be cancelled.

“There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas.” Court proclaimed in her latest tirade against same sex couples.

Court said the tennis club’s decision to dump her was politically motivated.

“I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” Court said in an interview with The West Australian. “It’s a sad day for our nation when it comes to that.”

The head of Perth’s Victory Life Church said it was a double standard that Swimming champion Ian Thorpe was praised for his advocacy for marriage equality while she was chastised for her support of traditional marriage.

“Ian Thorpe can stand for the other side and there’s no criticism but when we stand for our Christian beliefs or God’s side I feel sporting people are very intimidated, they’re put down.” Court said.

The club has announced that it had decided to increase the number of Vice Patrons of the club, but members had voted against continuing their association with Court.

Court has been speaking publicly against allowing same sex couples to wed, and recently spoke at a function for Rotary where she reportedly claimed that allowing marriage equality would lead to end of all family and religious observences in Australia.

“I sense at the moment you can put a Yes sign in the window, everything’s all right, but if you put a No sign you get a brick through your window,” she said.

“We already have 36,000 gay couples in this nation, that’s not a lot of people when you think about the 25 million. They already have civil union.

“They want marriage because they want to destroy it.” the former Tennis champion proclaimed.

While civil unions have been brought in in some states, they are not currently available in Western Australia.

“It’s not about marriage. It will affect Christian schools, it will affect freedom of speech.

“There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas.” Reverend Court said.

Previously during the marriage debate Reverend Court has declared that transgender children were ‘The devil” and accused older lesbian tennis players of destroying the game.

OIP Staff

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