Despite ongoing backlash from the broader Australian community, tennis great Margaret Court continues to voice her criticism of gay marriage.
Appearing on Sky News with conservative commentator Andrew Bolt on Monday, the deeply religious 74-year-old defended her recent comments that she would boycott Qantas where possible due to its stance on gay marriage by saying, “God made man for woman and woman for man … (to) go multiply the earth”.
"I think everybody has their views. I have nothing against gay people and you know we have them in our church and I help them. This is a Judeo-Christian nation and I believe we should protect marriage.”
The former world number one, who has an arena named after her in Melbourne, said that since making her views known, she has been the victim of bullying, particularly by the gay community and its supporters.
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“I think they [the gay community] always said that we were bullying them but I think there’s a lot of bullying gone on, intimidation,” Court told Bolt.
(Please excuse me while I bang my head on something for a minute.)