i've decided to do a post that i've never really done before. something a lot more informational, and probably expressing my beliefs far more than i ever have. so here goes.
i'm sure many of you are aware of the hype that has been raised around margaret court and her views on gay marriage lately. and as most of you know (or have gathered by now) i am a christian. i actually attend ps margaret's church. victory life centre. i know her personally and i have seen the work that she has done with the community of perth, and with helping people all around the world. it makes me so so heart broken to see the horrible things that people have said about her. apart from the fact that they are completely untrue and blown right out of scale, it's highly hypocritical to abuse someone over having a conviction of something. i have read about people calling her names and saying she is a horrible woman full of hatred towards gay people, and i just couldn't be quiet about it.
i'm crying as i write this, because i have seen her be a mother to so many people, and these words are just so far from true. ps margaret has never once said a harmful word about homosexuals or deemed it as a disgusting act or anything of the sort. but the fact that she is standing up for something has made people go mad. the thought of changing the name of the arena from the greatest female tennis player the world has ever seen, i think is highly irrelevant and completely dishonourable for such an outstanding, well deserved achievement. it has been a known fact for years that margaret court is a christian, and has been ministering for so long. it is also a known fact that christians believe that god ordained heterosexual marriages. so why is everyone suddenly shocked that she is standing by the god that she has been serving for so many years?
from my own experience, god will change your life. to be honest, i would absolutely not be the person i am today, or be in the position i am in, if it wasn't for my relationship with this god that i now know as my father. ps margaret feels the same. but i understand, it is hard to try and accept someone's beliefs on something when you have never experienced it or even heard about it in any detail. but if we are so wanting equal rights, then what exempts ps margaret from that category? i feel as though we are told that we're all entitled to an opinion concerning gay marriages, that is, unless we disagree. then you're deemed hateful. but isn't that then discrimination in itself.
i guess what i'm trying to say is, whether you believe in gay marriages or not. ps margaret is a human being. she is a loving wife, mother and friend. and i just hope that people will see her heart. that she really does love all people, yes, that means ALL people, no matter what you've done where you've been or how you live. and i am proud of her for being able to still stand for what she believes, whether you agree or not, even among all that is coming against her. i mean. that's why they're protesting isn't it? for their belief?
on a lighter note. i too love you ALL.
be back with a pretty picture post soon. thanks guys.