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  • Writer's pictureDemi Lynch

Margaret Court Is Mad The Tennis Community Ostracised Her Because Of Her Anti-LGBTQ Beliefs



In a recent interview with The Telegraph UK, Aussie tennis player Margaret Court has spoken out against Serena Williams and the tennis community.


Court says it was dishonourable for Williams to not "mention her opponent more" during her final speech at the U.S Open.


"We were taught to be role models for the young, in how we behaved," she says, "we were taught to honour our opponent, you learned from your losses, we respected one another."


During her interview, the now Pentecostal Christian pastor also spoke about how the tennis community has ostracised her because of her beliefs.


She claims the press often will not mention her name and only do so "when they have to, because she still holds so many records."


"I think a lot of it is because of being a minister and making a stand for my beliefs," says Court, "I have had a lot of bullying, but we should be able to say what we believe - I’ve got nothing against anybody, I respect everybody, I minister to everybody."


In 2021 Margaret Court was awarded the Order of Australia Medal which caused nationwide controversy. Source: CBS Sports

Court is strongly against LGBTQIA+ rights, which has led to her downfall in the public eye.


In 2012 she claimed she helped gay people in her church "overcome" their homosexuality.


"We have them in our church, I help them to overcome," she says, "we have people who have been homosexual who are now married."


During a sermon Court also spoke out against trans athletes and how the LGT community is associated with the devil.


"And you know with that LGBT, they’ll wish they never put the T on the end of it because, particularly in women’s sports, they’re going to have so many problems," she says, "you know, even that LGBT in the schools, it’s the devil, it’s not of God."


 

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