Margaret Court has penned an open letter to the Qantas board informing the airline she will no longer fly their skies because of the airlines “active” promotion in favour of same-sex marriage.
“As you will know,” the letter read, “I have represented Australia many times and have the proud record of never losing a tennis match while playing for my country.
“I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage.”
It went on to state that Court believes in marriage “as a union between a man and a woman as stated in the Bible.”
“Your statement leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling,” the letter read.
“How proud I was to promote the kangaroo tail throughout the world from the Constellation days to the 380s.
“But unfortunately no more.
“I love all people and will be pleased to talk to your board at any time.
“But it won’t be in the Qantas lounge.”
Court signed off with “God bless”.
This isn’t the first time the senior pastor of Victory Life Centre church in Perth has spoken out against gay people.
In 2012, the 24-time grand slam singles title winner was called out for her extreme views on homosexuality after saying the Federal Government’s proposed gay marriage reforms would “legitimise what God calls abominable sexual practices”.
At the time, protestors were preparing to demonstrate against her at the Australian Open by wearing gay pride colours and unfurling rainbow flags at the Margaret Court Arena.
Court was reported saying lesbianism was “destroying the game of tennis” and allegedly, the tennis great has a program at her church where by she tries to “cure” homosexuality.
In 2014, she was called out again for telling a congregation in Wondonga that being gay was a “sin of the flesh” that could be the result of sexual abuse.
And in 2016, she stirred up even more controversy by saying she didn’t want Martina Navratilova to win Wimbledon because she was gay.