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Will Anyone Defend Margaret Court?

Margaret Court is a devout Christian who believes in God, Jesus Christ and the words of the Holy Bible, which condemns homosexuality and promoting homosexuality to children.

Margaret Court will not back down from these religious convictions. At age 77, she is a strong, brave, powerful woman who will simply not submit to public and peer pressure.

“They think because I’m a preacher I’m going to preach the gospel,” Court told Channel 9 News. “There is a time to speak and a time to not.
“I think they (Tennis Australia) said they were going to honor me but not celebrate me because of my stance and my views on gay marriage and all those areas, which I’ve got nothing against people who are gay.
From the tennis side of it, where they pointed the finger at me and tried to discriminate against everything that I’ve done.”

John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova attacked Court at the 2020 Australian Open, calling for Tennis Australia to rename Margaret Court Arena to Evonne Goolagong Arena.

It’s not unlike two vampires being sent to suck the blood, the history, legacy and honored name of the greatest champion in women’s tennis history, because they refuse to tolerate her staunch beliefs. They want to destroy Margaret Court publicly and historically. What’s next? Demanding Todd Martin to yank her out of the International Tennis Hall of Fame too? Demanding all the Grand Slams cancel all 24 of her Grand Slam titles – because of her devout religious beliefs?

Court feels McEnroe has stabbed her in the back and she says she feels sorry for him.

“I always thought I got on quite well with John McEnroe and I’ve always respected him. I feel sorry for him that he speaks like that and that he can’t separate one part of life to another,” she said.

McEnroe blasted Court during the AO.

The Australian legend was hurt by the demands by McEnroe and Navratilova to rename Court Stadium as Goolagong. She feels both arrogantly stepped out of their lanes and were highly disrespectful.

“I’d never go to another nation, whatever I thought of the person, I would never say, ‘Hey, you should take their name off a building.’ And I think that was very, very wrong.” Court said. “You know, there are a lot of those people who do agree with me. I walked around and people touched me on the shoulder and said, ‘Thank you for being my voice.’ I’ve never had one person come and say: ‘I hate you’.”

But a significant segment of the elite tennis establishment despises Court for having the bravery and courage to stand up for what she believes in. Margaret Court and the Bible’s view on homosexuality is now a minority view in the world of tennis. You would think McEnroe and Navratilova would respect a true rebel like Court for not backing down from what she believes in.

To try to destroy a minority, dissenting voice and opinion that differs from their own is despicable. And it’s a form of bullying. What message does it send to all the young people who are Catholic and Christian and who believe in the Bible?

And the sad thing is not one prominent figure in the world of tennis or sports will even dare to publicly defend Margaret Court.

Court is 77, fifty years after she won her Grand Slam. Consider how much courage she has to vehemently stand by her religious convictions despite all the public attacks on her over the years from the likes of McEnroe and Navratilova.

It’s difficult to think of a more courageous figure in sports history than Margaret Court.

Shame on anyone who tries to attack and destroy this brave, courageous, unwavering CHAMPION.

55 comments

  • Scoop Malinowski · February 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Welcome back Vijay, nice to have you back. How is the daughters game?

  • Scoop Malinowski · February 9, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Margaret Court is very influential. As the greatest woman player of all time she has a voice and her message is powerful. That is why they are trying to silence her and assassinate her character. Some people fear the power of her message and her beliefs.

  • Vijay · February 9, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for asking Scoop. Daughter’s game is going well. She still loves playing. And she now has pretty consistent topspin on both backhand and forehand. For brief stretches, her form even looks like a real adult player’s, and she even hits like one. Then it’s back to being a 6.5 y/o. But it’s fun, and and I’d like to keep it there.

  • vilify · February 25, 2020 at 4:15 am

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  • Scoop Malinowski · February 25, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Arthur Ashe was against equal prize money for women. Wonder if any players will conspire to try to get his name removed from Ashe stadium and replaced with Jimmy Connors Stadium?

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