Douche of the Week

Tennis Legend Margaret Court: Same-Sex Marriage Is “Unhealthy, Unnatural”

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Margaret Smith Court is a tennis legend. The 69-year-old  retired pro from Australia holds more than 60 major titles, has a winning percentage of 92% and is considered by some the greatest female tennis player of all time.

Oh, and she’s also a total frikkin’ ass when it comes to same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.

The athlete-turned-reverend at Perth’s Victory Life Church told The West Australian that, “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.”

Congratulations, Marge—we’d like to add another major title to your hall of fame:  Queerty’s Douche of the Week!

In regards to families with opposite-sex parents, she said:

“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.”

Unnatural? She must not be aware that homosexuality has been documented in thousands of species and has existed in human nature since the beginning.

There are those who would say a women wearing revealing outfits and playing professional sports in front of men is unnatural, if not downright unholy. Why, look at Court in the vintage photo at left, taken during her 1960s tennis heyday: That skimpy skirt, the ungraceful gait, those muscular calves and mannish expression. Plop her on a seven-headed beast and she’d be the Whore of Babylon.

Obviously Reverend Court needs a lesson on the human heart herself before preaching as if she knows anything about it. Stick to tennis, Margie, and leave the judgment up to God.

All together now: What a douche!