Following the group Geeks Out’s formation of the Skip Ender’s Game movement, a grassroots effort to encourage science fiction fans to boycott the film adaptation and all related merchandise for of Ender’s Game and to spread the word to other fans regarding the anti-gay activism of original author Orson Scott Card, the writer himself released a statement:
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.
Well, isn’t that a switch? A person who has spent years dedicated to intolerance is suddenly asking for tolerence from the very people he persecuted for years, because “Hey you won. What more do you want? Come see my movie!” I think Paula Deen’s apologies have been better than this!
The article went on to list a few of Card’s anti-gay statements and actions, including referring to judges that rule in favor of same sex marriage as “dictator-judges” and to claim that somehow same sex marriage affects a heterosexual couple’s ability to have “reproductively successful” children. Because that’s what every expectant parent I know says when they get pregnant. “Oh we don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl as long as it’s reproductively successful.”
Summit Entertainment, who is producing the movie version, has remained mum on the controversy so far.
How do you feel? Will you be seeing Ender’s Game? Do Card’s statements and actions affect your thoughts regarding the work itself? Feel free to comment below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly