Margaret Court draws fiery protests in Melbourne

Margaret Court draws fiery protests in Melbourne, by Samantha Hutchinson.

High profile anti same-sex marriage figure and former tennis champion Margaret Court has drawn fiery protests and a heavy police presence to the centre of Melbourne ahead of her address at a Liberal Party fundraiser. …

The staunch Christian is addressing the party as part of its second annual St Thomas More dinner at the club, and was booked to attend the dinner in the weeks before she drew criticism for calling homosexuality as an ungodly “lust for the flesh”. …

Mrs Court wrote an open letter last month criticising Qantas and its CEO Alan Joyce for promoting same-sex marriage.

Court, 74, later told Sky News she had felt “bullying and intimidation” after her ­letter to the editor of The West Australian was published.

“The reason I spoke was because of Stuart Ballantyne, a big businessman from Queensland, he wrote a letter to Qantas and to Alan Joyce to say, ‘You’re using it as a platform to intimidate banks and companies and I gather now, small businesses’, and I think that’s very sad.

No blasphemy against PC allowed. Still, only a tiny crowd.

hat-tip Stephen Neil