Recent calls to change the name of Margaret Court Arena, as well as Samantha Stosur’s recent comments, reflect the warped direction Leftists have headed along in the past 5 or so years.
While the Left once defended diverse thought and opinion, it has increasingly become an insular, dogmatic, totalitarian engine for silencing all those who dare disagree with the status quo.
And although such an ideology might contradict the ordinary meaning of ‘progressivism’; this insane, excessive overreach is but a natural progression of incessant efforts to deny the humanity of the anti- gay marriage side, through silencing their opposition as ‘bigots’ and ‘homophobes’.
Sydney Morning Herald, May 30, 2017:
Grand slam champion Samantha Stosur has hinted that tennis stars may try to boycott Margaret Court Arena at next year’s Australian Open.
Stosur is passionately backing Casey Dellacqua in her stance against Margaret Court after the legendary 24-times major winner created a firestorm with her public opposition to same-sex marriage.
Even the Prime Minister was dragged into the debate after calls to have Court’s name removed from venue named after her at Melbourne Park.
Dellacqua – who has two children in an openly gay relationship with former touch football champion Amanda Judd – has received almost 8000 retweets of her post: “Margaret. Enough is Enough.”
Stosur was among those to retweet the post and solidified her support for her Dellacqua on Monday.
“Look, I think everyone can have their own opinion. I don’t agree with Margaret’s opinion,” the Australian No.1 said following her first-round win at the French Open in Paris.
“That’s why Casey was, obviously, very adamant about that and I wanted to support my friend and that’s why I sent out my first tweet in a very long time.
“And, look, it’s just not something that I agree with. I think we definitely should have it [same-sex marriage] in Australia.”
Stosur said she found it hard to believe Margaret Court Arena’s name would ever change, but suggested some players may request not to play on it.
“The court’s named Margaret Court Arena because of what she did in tennis, and that’s why basically,” she said.
“But I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we all get down to the Australian Open next year and [see] who wants to play on Margaret Court Arena and who doesn’t, and we’ll go from there”…