Australian tennis legend Margaret Court. But we're all God's children.
Unfortunately, the arena can not be named after King as the facility that hosts the United States Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., was christened the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2006. "That really went deep in my heart and soul", King told a news conference in Melbourne on Friday. "If I'm going to have my name on anything, I would welcome Margaret, I would welcome Pentecostals, I would welcome whoever. I would welcome Margaret, I would welcome Pentecostal, I would welcome whatever, whether I agreed with them or not, is not important".
The Australian also caused a furore a year ago by telling a Christian radio station that transgender children were corrupted by "the devil" and that tennis was "full of lesbians".
But she said she could no could longer support the flagship court bearing her friend's name because of her views on sexuality.
Instead, she encouraged players to think about the issue and "look inside their heart" before making a decision. So, that's all the devil - that's what Hitler did and that's what communism did: got the mind of the children.
King said there was no coming back from those remarks. "I'm a gay woman; about the LGBTIQ community", King said.
King drew contrast between herself and Martina Navratilova, who has been calling for the name to be changed since past year, saying she had needed to be "very reflective before I come out and say anything".
Court has announced she will not attend this month's tournament, although she denied she was avoiding the tournament after the controversy.
King, who is a leading gay rights and equality activist, added that she is disappointed that Court will not be in attendance this year as she would like to have discussed the issue with her face-to-face, and claimed that she has a responsibility to live up to by having her name attributed to such a venue - just like she does at Flushing Meadows in the United States.
She said: "They want marriage because they want to destroy it".
"Our position hasn't changed", he told reporters.
Since leaving professional sport Margaret Court has founded her own church, The Victory Life Centre, which is based in Perth. We're inclusive, diverse, equal, and all the things Billie Jean said.
"It's up to a broader group of people", he said of any move to rename the stadium.
The second show court at Melbourne Park was renamed in the 75-year-old's honor in 2003.
"It is now clear exactly who Court is: an fantastic tennis player, and ... a homophobe".
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