Australian tennis legend Margaret Court, now a pastor in Perth's Victory Life Church, is not happy with the push to legalize same-sex marriage in Australia and is speaking out against it, The West Australian reports:
The Rev. Court urged Australians to make a stand against gay marriage, saying no human law could ever change God's divine laws. The Rev. Court, who is regarded as the greatest female player of all time, believes Australia needs to wake up as a nation to protect future generations. "Politically correct education has masterfully escorted homosexuality out from behind closed doors, into the community openly and now is aggressively demanding marriage rights that are not theirs to take," she said.
Said Court: "They are not perfect, often dysfunctional and despite the fact the role models may be distorted and even severely flawed, there is no reason to put forward alternative, unhealthy, unnatural unions as some form of substitute. 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. To dismantle this sole definition of marriage and try to legitimise what God calls abominable sexual practices that include sodomy, reveals our ignorance as to the ills that come when society is forced to accept law that violates their very own God-given nature of what is right and what is wrong."
Court won 24 Grand Slam titles over the course of her career.