Wow, you don't hear statements as bold as this anymore--especially from public figures who often fear they have a lot to lose. Margaret Court, the reigning women's tennis Grand Slam title holder, just inflamed the tennis world with her comments on homosexuality.
Court is Australian, and recently boycotted the airline company Qantis over their stance on same-sex marriage. She gave an interview explaining her beliefs and her hope for her nation to stay committed to their Judeo-Christian values.
“I’ve got nothing against homosexual people as individuals. But my stand for my Christian beliefs is for marriage the Bible way.”
“It’s coming back at us when they had called us bullies or homophobic and it’s their way of bullying now because I think Australia is still Judeo-Christian,” said Court about the gay lobby's strong agenda.
These comments would be enough on their own to inflame liberals. But her comments on homosexuality within the tennis world in particular lit up the internet, shares Mashable. Saying that tennis is "full of lesbians," Court implied that older, more successful players influenced younger players in their sexuality.
"Even when I was playing there were only a couple there but those couple that led took young ones into parties. And what you get at the top is often what you'll get right through that sport," she said.
Twitter lit up with criticism about her comments.
But Franklin Graham came to her defense on Facebook, applauding the tennis champ for being unafraid to speak the truth.
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