COTTESLOE, Australia — An Australian tennis legend who is now a Pentecostal pastor has been kicked out of her local tennis club after expressing traditional views of marriage, according to The Christian Post.
Margaret Court, who had her membership to Cottesloe Tennis Club cut, called it a “sad” situation.
“You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” she said. “It’s a sad day for our nation when it comes to that.”
As Australia has approached a national vote on gay “marriage,” Court has criticized society’s push to support it.
Club President Ian Hutton reportedly said Court’s views on gay “marriage” were a factor when they considered whether or not to renew her club membership. (TAB)