I keep seeing "Margaret Court Arena" at the Australian Open and reading it as "Sexual Vilification and Baseless Hatred Arena"
and then the following in reply to a comment suggesting she (Margaret Court) has a valid opinion:
MC: "Our Constitution is based on biblical principles and our nation is great because of it."
HT: Actually, no, our Constitution is expressly *not* biblical based. Chapter V, s116 of the Australian Constitution:
116. The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth.
MC: "Let me be clear. I believe that a person's sexuality is a choice. In the Bible it said that homosexuality is among sins that are works of the flesh. It is not something you are born with."
HT: I'd like to see where her proof is of homosexuality not being a choice. All medical and scientific evidence to date shows that this is simply not the case.
MC: "Lies just don't seem to matter much any more."
HT: She's completely correct there and backs her arguments up with a lot of them. Oh, and deception.
MC: "I can't understand, if we are a blessed nation under a biblical Constitution, why there is such a push to change it?"
HT: We're not a nation under a biblical Constitution - is she trying to spread a lie here, or just be deceitful?
MC: "That is why I believe we need to protect marriage because it has been God-ordained from the beginning."
HT: Nope, marriage was invented by mankind. Just like all gods are a human invention.
MC: "A nun at my primary school once gave me the cane and it was one of the best lessons of my life."
HT: So, being physically beaten by a religious figure is a life affirming and character building experience and one of the best lessons of her life? She really didn't learn much, did she?
And the above rubbish is just from her latest article in the Herald Sun tabloid. The whole feeling of this and her previous comments about homosexuals exudes hatred.
On top of that, she'd doing expressly what her god forbids her to do according to I Timothy 2: 11 - she's not learning in silence and is attempting to have authority over men - and worse, calling herself a reverend. (Now, I don't believe any of this "women should STFU" rubbish, but her god believes it.) So, by her own standards, she's being disobedient by choice (unlike homosexuals, who are almost all born that way).
I've never, ever met a homosexual person who has chosen to be homosexual, they have all eventually accepted who they are after a lot of grief and then had this followed by even more grief. I'm sure some people choose to have homosexual liaisons as they are working out exactly who they are and some of those may well like the experience, however this would be a serious minority of people identifying as homosexual. Those who can't even entertain the thought of forming a deep, personal, sexual relationship with someone of the other sex are like the vast, vast majority of we heterosexuals who can't imagine the thought of forming a deep, personal, sexual relationship with someone of the same sex - we're all born the way we're born.
And yes, working in the entertainment industry for as long as I have, I've met more than my fair share of non-hetero people. They, like we heteros, are mostly good people, a few bad apples, mostly highly moral people, mostly loving and caring people and definitely people I've been happy to be associated with over the years. There's very, very few people that, throughout the course of my life thus far, I've been displeased to have had anything to do with - and without fail, these people have all been heterosexual!
Margaret Court needs to pull her head in and start looking at the world around her without her bigotry spectacles. Maybe she'd see people for who they truly are instead of through a tainted film of myth-based hypocrisy and be a better - and definitely nicer - person because of it. :)
The Outspoken Wookie