Margaret Court: tennis is full of sexually abused lesbians and transgender people
24-time tennis Grand Slam Champion and Christian pastor Margaret Court has said the sport is “full of lesbians” and called transgender kids the work of the devil.
Last week, Margaret Court said that she intended to boycott Qantas where possible in protest at the airline’s support for same-sex marriage.
That statement led to Martina Navratilova and out tennis pro Richel Hogenkamp calling for the Australian Open to take Court’s name off one of its flagship stadiums.
Speaking on Vision Christian Radio, Court said:
“I mean, tennis is full of lesbians, because even when I was playing there was only a couple there, but those couple that led took young ones into parties and things.
“And you know, what you get at the top is often what you’ll get right through that sport.”
However, like any good Christian homophobe Court insisted that she has no problem with gay people because she wants “to help them overcome.”
Helping Margaret Court to Overcome Her Fake-Christian Vomit
Court added insightfully that gay people are actual human beings but stated that all LGBT people are fucked up because they “have either been abused in some form sexually or emotionally at an early age for them to even be this way.”
Asked about transgender children, she claimed their minds had been corrupted.
“That’s all the devil… but that’s what Hitler did and that’s what communism did — got the mind of the children. And there’s a whole plot in our nation, and in the nations of the world to get the minds of the children.”
Speaking at the French Open yesterday, Andy Murray said he hoped the issue could be resolved long before the Australian Open next January:
“For players to be in a position where you’re in a slam and kind of boycotting playing on the court, I think would potentially cause a lot of issues.
“So I think if something was going to be happening and the players come to an agreement, if they think the name should be changed or whatever, that should be decided before the event — before the event starts.”
Tennis Australia and the operator of the Margaret Court Arena have distanced themselves from Court’s same-sex marriage stance.