Tuesday, July 9, 2013
While we're pumped about the Ender's Game movie because some of us loved the hell out of that book in their formative years, it's still difficult to marry the idea that a great book was written by someone who has a very low tolerance for the gay community.
But now, following the Supreme Court's decision on DOMA and in advance of the film adaptation of Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card just wants everyone to treat him respectfully (and see his movie!), dang it. From 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.
Considering that he's the guy who called homosexuality a "tragic genetic mixup" and has vowed to bring down governments that support gay marriage, I'm not sure he's the guy who should be crying for tolerance.
Of course, Card's statement appears to be in response to a planned boycott of Ender's Game by a group of gay geeks, Geeks OUT, who are encouraging their supporters to skip the film and geek out elsewhere.