Vote for gay marriage and kiss Easter and Christmas goodbye

Vote for gay marriage and kiss Easter and Christmas goodbye September 21, 2017

Of all the outlandish things I have read about the threat posed to society by gay marriage, this one must surely take the biscuit.
According to this report, Margaret Court, above, tennis-legend-turned Pentecostal pastor, warned Australians that voting to change the definition of marriage will affect Christian schools and freedom of speech.

There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas.

Her warning coincided with news that her local tennis club had terminated her membership. After being dumped by the Cottesloe Tennis Club, she said:

I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself.  It’s a sad day for our nation when it comes to that.

Club President Ian Hutton reportedly admitted that Court’s views on gay marriage were considered during the debate on her re-election to the club, though an issue for other members was her availability to attend club events.
Tennis West CEO Michael Roberts agreed with the club’s decision.

If you’ve got an opinion that’s very polarising, when you’re so firmly supportive or against something, then it’s going to have an impact on how you’re perceived in the community. Obviously, her opinions had played a part in it, there’s no doubt about that.
Cottesloe Tennis Club, whether they meant to or not, have made a bit of a social stand by making the decision.

Court has strongly criticised the push in Australian society to legalise gay marriage ahead of the national postal ballot on the issue. She said:

I sense at the moment you can put a Yes sign in the window, everything’s all right, but if you put a No sign you get a brick through your window. We already have 36,000 gay couples in this nation, that’s not a lot of people when you think about the 25 million. They already have civil union. They want marriage because they want to destroy it.

The dotty old godbotherer added:

Some say Christianity should not come into politics but we’re human beings. If we believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and it’s in this Bible, we should be able to say that.

Court has been criticised in the past by LGBT advocates who have taken issue with her claiming that tennis is “full of lesbians,” and for suggesting that allowing children to choose their own gender is the work of the devil.
But prominent evangelical figures, such as the Reverend Franklin Graham, have come to her defence.

Margaret is exactly right when she said, ‘No amount of legislation or political point-scoring can ever take out of the human heart the knowledge that in the beginning God created them male and female and provided each with a unique sexual function to bring forth new life.’ Sin is a choice, but God’s Word is truth and never changes.

Meanwhile its reported here that an 18-year-old kids entertainer identified only as Madeline was fired from her Canberra on Sunday job for saying she would vote ‘no’ in the same-sex marriage because of her Christian beliefs.
She had been hired as a contractor and worked just two shifts for Capital Kids Parties in Canberra before she was “let go”.
Madeline had updated her Facebook profile picture two weeks ago with a filter designed by the Coalition of Marriage that said “It’s OK to VOTE NO”.

Capital Kids Parties’ owner, Madlin Sims, above, wrote her a private Facebook message on Sunday saying that:

Homophobic views being made public are detrimental to the business and don’t align with my personal values or morals as the owner of the business.
We have gay staff members, gay customers. CKP believes in equality for everybody.

In a public Facebook post later that day, Sims wrote that she didn’t want:

Homophobes working for me, especially in an environment with children.

In this report she said Madeline had recently posted online about how:

Australia was built on white Christianity and we need to respect those views.

Sims said:

Not only did I realise I had a homophobe but also a racist on my hands.

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  • sailor1031

    Well why are they having a vote if people aren’t supposed to vote ‘no’ if they want to? The real issue is why are they having a vote on whether to do the right thing or not? Did they vote on whether to go to war in 1939? No, of course not; they let the elected parliament, whose job it was, make the decision.

  • barriejohn

    Credit where credit’s due, it’s good of Margaret Court to swallow all the wasps at tennis tournaments, to stop them from bothering the other spectators.

  • Tee

    Please tell me that the person in the top picture is a drag artiste.

  • L.Long

    “… there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas….”
    And the down side of this is??????

  • Broga

    For centuries the bigots have decided what people may do and think. It is refreshing that the tide is now on the turn.
    Oh no. Not the words of wisdom of Franklin Graham: “but God’s Word is truth and never changes.” Where can we find these words of God that never change? Not in the bible, KJ version being the accepted real deal, where they change from chapter to chapter and from verse to verse.
    Ms Court – that tightly pursed mouth would dry paint – looks like a desperately stressed and miserable woman.

  • Angela_K

    Nice one Barriejohn! that made us laugh.
    It is tiresome that religious loons such as Ms Court drone on about redefining marriage, according to my Oxford, marriage is the joining together of two or more things as well as the civil ceremony of two people.
    No Christmas, great, no more mindless consumerism or ghastly advertisements on TV, and better still no more Jesus’s birthday!

  • Gill Kerry

    I wondered what had become of Davros from Dr who

  • Peter Sykes

    “If you see the world in black and white, you’re missing important grey matter.” – Jack Fyock

  • Neal

    One look at Margaret Court makes me want to become gay myself. Man that is one ugly chick!

  • Brian Jordan

    I’d have thought that if antopodean Christians had any seasonal concerns, it would be to wonder why they are celebrating the Vernal Equinox and the Winter Solstice as defined on a half of the planet that didn’t know of Australia’s existence when their predecessors approprated those festivals for their Easter and Christmas celebrations.

  • Gridlock

    Yes, xmas and easter were excised from the roster of Canadian calendars *immediately* upon the enactment of marriage equality back in 2005, that was literally the first thing anybody did.
    Since then it’s been a slippery slope of dogs marrying cats, country wide riots, and general societal downfall.
    … or this person is an ignorant bint who should probably refrain from opening her face hole and content herself with remembering the heady glory days when she hit a ball for a living.

  • Bubba Ray

    Gah!! I clicked on the link of a hot blonde in a hat and bam! The first thing I see is a face that makes Phyllis Schlafly look like Christi Brinkley. Shame on you, web site, for hurting my poor eyeballs!

  • StephenJP

    Margaret Court is probably on the wrong side of this issue, and we should just let her go. I don’t know what Christianity has to do with Father’s Day, but I would love to see the back of it (and Mother’s Day as well…but don’t tell the missus). As for Christmas and Easter, we have already gone quite a long way towards turning these seasons back to the days of unbridled licence and merriment that they originally were.
    But I am not happy about this woman losing her job because she said she was going to vote against the pro-gay marriage proposal. Even if one disagrees with it, it is a principled view that she should be able to express without being victimised. What happens if (when) the boot is on the other foot?

  • Davros

    never forget me. one day I shall roll near you and convert you to the Dalek cause.

  • 1859

    ‘ You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself.’ Oh yes you do, but what you, Ms. Court and those like you, do not like, is that your opinions are now challenged by a majority and are judged by the majority to be outdated and downright harmful. SOciety is moving on but you are not. It’s called stagnation.

  • Ate Berga

    The southern hemisphere shut down for weeks during our GROWING season – how stupid. Silly religion stuff.

  • barriejohn

    Brian Jordan/Ate Berga: Same with the Sabbath, Ramadan, etc. We’ve discussed this before: their “all-knowing god” didn’t realize that things would be completely different for believers at the Poles or in the Antipodes, so made no provision for them. Why – you’d be forgiven for thinking that he didn’t even know that such places existed, but that could never be!

  • CoastalMaineBird

    You don’t have the freedom of speech today
    freedom of Speech means that the GOVERNMENT won’t come and haul you away to the hoosegow for what you say.
    It does NOT mean that your tennis club can’t kick you out.
    It does NOT mean that anyone has to listen to you.

  • Connie

    Nor does Ms Court hold the moral high ground to anyone else. What she says are Crazy predictions, not ‘speech’ per se, and like all unfounded- on- evidence predictions, bound to make you look like a silly idiot. As my Gran would say- Best hold your tongue if this is the best you can say.