…But What If You’re A Gay Vampire? A Response To Margaret Court

Mike Stuchbery has a response to the complete and utterly offensive dingbattery that has erupted from Australian Margaret Court, the former No 1 Women’s Tennis Player and pastor of the Victory Life Centre in Perth (I’d like to apologise for the content my town is now producing in this regard and hope that it doesn’t get passed on, like some kind of gay vampirism. Especially if it’s accompanied by bad Goth music. Or Christian rock music. Actually, I’d like to see a gay vampire Christian rock concert set during the finals at Wimbledon, it’d do wonders for my sense of humor about newspapers printing what Court writes).

Court published an Op Ed in the Herald Sun, espousing certain views about same-sex attraction and marriage. Mike Stuchbery has taken it upon himself to put it into the Plain English for the Plain Thinking Person:

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.

You are not born Gay, a Gay needs to make you into a Gay. Like vampires. Can you be born a Vampire? No.

My concern is that we are advocating to young people that it is OK to have these feelings. But I truly believe if you are told you are gay from a young age, soon enough it will start to impact your life and you will live it. If somebody is told they are gay they often start to believe it.

Gay is catching through words. If a Gay talks to a teenaged boy, soon that boy will start listening to dance music and dressing well and thinking about bums. They will not want to put their penises into vaginas.

We are living in a society that takes the easy way out. But we have to work at life and make things better. You need to be disciplined. I became the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon because I trained hard and worked towards it.

You should listen to me because I am good at sports.

Read the whole post at http://mike-stuchbery.com/2012/01/25/margaret-court-translated. Thank you Belinda Nicholson of the Young Australian Skeptics for this find.

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  • slc1

    Have we heard from lesbian tennis stars Billi Jean King or Martina Navratilova in response to Ms. Court’s jeremiad?

    • Kylie Sturgess

      I guess it’s wrong to ask if they’ll bring stakes to the party…

  • sailor1031

    An impressive translation effort. I was especially intrigued by this:

    “…Then God will take his hand off our nation and the lights will go out.”

    Is there some kind of enormous dead-man’s-handle attached to Oz that controls the lights? I can’t find it on Google Earth…..

    • Kevin

      I find it fascinating that someone would think that a country founded by the scum-of-the-empire refuse of Great Britain’s overflowing debtor prisons could somehow think that their god favors it … how, exactly?

      Every theist in every country in the world thinks that their god favors them above all others.

      We are a peculiarly egotistical species, aren’t we?

      • sailor1031

        yep. sure are. not much of that christian ‘humility’ about.

  • Aliasalpha

    The scary thing is that “You should listen to me because I am good at sports.” is considered a valid entry point to the australian media. Look at the number of neckless boofhead charisma vacuum ex football players that have been hosting tv shows in the last 2 decades.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Heroes to the nation, doncha know.

      • Aliasalpha

        Unless you were one of the people who liked TV shows that were immediately dropped like a hot rock the second a bunch of blokes started running around a field with a ball

  • http://noahsarc.wordpress.com Ian MacDougall

    “Look at the number of neckless boofhead charisma vacuum ex football players that have been hosting tv shows in the last 2 decades.”

    Can I suggest that be amended to read: “Look at the number of neckless boofhead charisma vacuum ex football players that have been hosting neckless boofhead charisma vacuum tv shows in the last 2 decades”?

    Reads a helluva lot better.

  • F

    Oh, ouch.

    Then there’s that standard DOM twit in the comments, and some sort of concern troll.

  • MattD

    Hm, it looks more like she became the most recent Australian to demonstrate why ignorance is dangerous.