Former tennis champion Margaret Court claims LGBTQ teaching in schools is controlled by 'the devil'

    Court is announced to the crowd on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in 2016.

    (CNN)Former tennis champion Margaret Court has reiterated her controversial opinions on the LGBTQ community and transgender athletes, claiming LGBTQ teaching in schools is controlled by "the devil."

    Court, a Pentecostal pastor in Western Australia, made the comments during a sermon at the Victory Life Centre church which she helped found.
    In the video of her sermon posted on the church's Facebook page, Court hit out at people who change their birth sex genders because "God made us that way."
      "You know, even that LGBT in the schools, it's the devil, it's not of God," the 77-year-old said.
        "Children are making the decision at seven or eight years of age to change their sex, no, just read the first two chapters of Genesis, that's all I say. Male and female," Court said.