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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Orson Scott Card Wants Your Tolerance (And For You to See Ender's Game)

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

ENDERS GAME One change from the book: Ender is now tasked with destroying America.
  • ENDER'S GAME One change from the book: Ender is now tasked with destroying America.

Frothing homophobe Orson Scott Card is already being hidden in the promotions for Ender's Game, the film based on his beloved science-fiction novel. (An upcoming Comic-Con panel will feature every single person even remotely connected to the film... except Card.) That said, SkipEndersGame.com is already up and running, encouraging people—"however much you may have admired his books"—to not pay for the film, and thus not give any more money to Card.

When asked about the boycott, Card blithely managed to sidestep the issue, ignore the reasons for the controversy, and claim that gay marriage won't ever be an issue again anywhere! Here's what he grumpily told Entertainment Weekly:

Ender’s Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984.

With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state.

Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute. (Via.)

Ah, yes, the old "So... I know I'm not tolerant of you, but please be tolerant of me" line. ANYWAYS, the good news about Card declaring that the gay marriage issue is "moot" is that now—according to a 2008 piece he wrote for the Mormon-owned Deseret News—maybe he's going to DESTROY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT?

Marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down. (Via.)

Godspeed, Orson. But before you try to take down America,maybe you should try getting in the door at Comic-Con.

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