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Unwitting British teen joins rainbow protest at Australian Open

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  1. “She said: “I wore it because I believe in equal rights for everyone. That’s it.””

    “The teen tennis star was aware of the comments made by Court, now an evangelical Christian church leader, but did not address her comments directly.”
    So not entirely unwitting then. Whether or not she knew of that day’s protest, she’s clearly making a bit of a political statement.
    Perhaps she deserves a bit more credit!

  2. It’s not exactly unwitting entirely now is it? She wore it because she supports equal rights, her words.

    For someone so young that’s to be commended. Well done her.

  3. Doug Pollard 17 Jan 2012, 5:36pm

    Not unwitting at all as she contacted us at Rainbow Flags Over Margaret Court Arena to ask if we could supply any rainbow item. In the end she made her own.

  4. Well done Laura.

  5. jamestoronto 18 Jan 2012, 2:39am

    Good for you Laura. Your statements are admirable especially when it follows so closely after the German football captain’s idiotic remarks. A quietly courageous stand.

  6. david skinner 18 Jan 2012, 8:43am

    Equality is for all it seems except for Christians. Why should Margaret Court not have the equal right to express what she deems to be the truth in a factual way, whilst Martina Navratilovais is allowed to respond with ad – hominem abuse and lies. The gaystapo, like brute beast,having become totally hardened, are incapable of reason, but, like their forebears in Germany during late 1930’s will assuredly suffer the same fate.

    1. Ben Foster 18 Jan 2012, 2:11pm

      she DID have her say. Truth and facts were fully absent from it, mind you. The rest is the response from those who disagree. What’s your problem?

    2. WPKingston 18 Jan 2012, 3:54pm

      Christianity has nothing to do with this. If Margaert Court or you were true Christians and not homophobes there would be no issue. It is the so called “christians” who try to impose their will on everyone that makes religion such a sham. For Margaret Court to say that homosexuality is a “choice” shows her ignorance and true homophobic colours!

    3. Since we’re going full throttle Godwin here, the gestapo are actually closer to being your ideological forbears.
      You might want to do some research into pink triangles with regards to concentration camps.
      The gestapo weren’t that keen on gays either.

  7. David Skinner 18 Jan 2012, 5:39pm

    Those who do not learn from history are forced to repeat it. The SS was set up by Ernst Rohm,a typically brutal homosexual. Hitler saw that he was becoming a threat to his own power and so he had him and his homosexual boys eliminated- nothing to do with homophobia.

    The Bolsheviks encouraged homosexuality until Stalin realised that it was destabilising Russian society and so he brought the hammer down on it.

    The homosexuals in the West will experience the same illusory liberty- briefly – and then the pendulum will swing the other way, given a shove by the growing population of Muslims. This, mark my words is all going to end in tears.

    1. Ben Foster 19 Jan 2012, 7:58am

      Amazing how you have done so much research into gay history. I wonder why it fascinates you so much? Closes case, perhaps?

    2. “The SS was set up by Ernst Rohm,a typically brutal homosexual”
      By the same rationale David, the 3rd reich was set up by Adolf Hitler “a typically brutal god-fearing heterosexual”. He makes many references to his christian faith all the way through Mein Kampf.
      Fortunately for you I’m not inclined to think that I can generalise about all god-fearing heterosexuals from one psychotic individual with an overblown sense of entitlement.

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