PROUD MARGARET

THE INSPIRATION / LYRICS / BIBLE REFERENCES / CREDITS / CONNECT


THE INSPIRATION


The West Australian 9 Dec 2011 "Legend condemns gay marriage"
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/12256170/legend-condemns-gay-ma...

The Herald Sun 25 Jan 2012 "Priority is to protect marriage"
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/priority-is-to-protect-marriage/story-e6f...

The Herald Sun 29 Jan 2012 "Margaret Court say being gay result of sexual abuse"
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/wimbledon-champion-margaret-court-...


THE LYRICS


(Female Voice)

You know, every now and then some old bat comes along stinking of hate and ignorance.

But's there's just one thing, you see, we never ever put up with hate and ignorance. We always value love and logic.

Now we're gonna take the beginning of this song, and do it… with hate…

But then we're gonna do the finish… with love.


This is the way we do "Proud Margaret"


(Male Voice)

Margaret Court was born out in Albury.

Won a singles title at 17.

She was doing great, but she found Jesus late,

Coulda won 6 Wimbeldons instead of 3.

Word of Faith she's re-writin', Proud Margaret's come out fightin'.


And we're callin', callin', callin' forth the preacher.


(Listen to the story now)


Hit a few balls in the 60s.

Greatest of my time and even still today.

Then God shone down his light, then I knew I was right,

To build my Ivory Tower out in WA.


(you know she's) Stopping your morals declinin' - Proud Margaret's direct lining'

To the Father (father), love one another ('nother), but not if your bits are matching.


(Only co-k and snatch-ing).


I've got nothing against migrants

(you know) As long they're Christian and don't arrive by freight

What this country needs is a nun with a cane

Gonna make the blacks love Jesus and the homos straight!


(well it was) Timed with the Aussie Open - Proud Marg says 'no pole smokin'

It's exciting (citing)! We're uniting (niting)! Against a minority! (against a minority)

We're patrolling (rollin)! And enrolling (rollin). Live a Victory White Life

(live Victory White Life).


(dialogue)


Stop your poisonous rants - you're a coward!

If ya gonna hate on us, do it to our face.

Manipulation of the Bible just to hate,

There's nothing Christian about you - you are just a disgrace.


Abusive families you're implying? Proud Marg's logic's sliding!

Mum's delightful, Dad's insightful - I was just born with some glitter

We are not choosin', this aint amusin' - so go back to 1820!!


F-ck off! toot-toot-the-flute-flute-flute-or-joot-joot-joot-yeh!


Alright! yeh!

Crazzzzzy bitch now!


Dear Margaret, you forgot some versus,

Like how women are not supposed to speak in church!

Are you wearing pants? It says that's not allowed!

Wanna be my slave? Now don't leave me in the lurch!


You're scared that society's cavin? Well you best sit down and get your head shaven!

Looks like wishing' girls into submission - well, it says so in the Bible!

You've got your own college, a shop to pay homage, is this a business or religion?


Retail ching-ching-cash-ring-ring-ring-gold-bling-bling-bling-yeh!

Shopkeepers in the temple now!!!!!


(Sit yourself down Margaret and get a pen!)


If you come down to Australia, I bet you gonna find some people who love

You don't have to worry, we're a secular country

Cause freedom and equality don't come from above


We all elect our leader

And we don't want Proud Marg's Al Queda


And we're singing' about bringing' blind hatred to account

(Come on now) Game set match, you wont snatch, from us our pride in our uniqueness


Red orange yellow green blue purple love all people

(C'mon Sheona you're doin it for the straighties now)


Lovin lovin lovin all Australians

Movin Movin Movin as a nation (Rhythm Nation!)

Shoutin shoutin shoutin it gets better (sing it girl!)

Standin standin standin all together (one law one love)


(Thank you, Tina!!)


Amen!


THE BIBLE QUOTES


The inclusion of the Bible quotes in ‘Proud Margaret’ was to illustrate Rev. Court’s literal approach to the Bible regarding homosexuality is contradicted by her selective approach to some of the Bible’s other teachings, particularly in regards to women and a sense of time (e.g. slavery is no longer considered acceptable).


We mean no disrespect to people of the Christian faith.


1 Corinthians 14:34-35


Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law.

And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.


Deuteronomy 22:5


A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.


1 Timothy 6:1-2


Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed.  If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful.  You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts.  Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.


1 Corinthians 11:5-6


But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.


For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.


1 Timothy 2:11-12


A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.


CREDITS

Music by John C. Fogerty
Tina Turner Arrangement by Soko Richardson and Ike Turner
Lyrics and Vocals by Scott Dawkins and Sheona Urquhart
Sound Recording by Sheona Urquhart
Sound Editing by Jane Patterson
Concept, Direction and Editing by Scott Dawkins
Special Thanks to Production Assistant Lauren Capriotti


CONNECT


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