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Writer Orson Scott Card issues a response to groups trying to boycott the film adaptation of Ender's Game

07.08.2013

A stated opponent of gay marriage, author Orson Scott Card has issued a statement in reply to groups attempting to boycott the film adaptation of his 1985 sci-fi novel ENDER'S GAME, starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, and Hailee Steinfeld. The Gavin-Hood directed film has been gaining steam thanks to fans of the novel and the general starpower of the production, but at least one opponent group, called skipendersgame, is attempting to stop people from seeing the film because of Card's personal views. In response, Card has issued the following statement via 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.

Orson Scott Card

With the recent Supreme Court ruling it would appear that Card's views have been "defeated." It will be interesting to see how the recent rulings and Card's stance on the issue, both past and present, will affect the film, if at all.

What do you think? Does this affect your plans on seeing ENDER'S GAME?

ENDER'S GAME hits theaters on November 1, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: Would you still want to see Ender's Game if Card had never said anything against gay marriage? I'm more concerned about Gavin Hood directing, myself...

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4:53AM on 07/10/2013
This is supposed to be a nation where free speech is among our most cherished rights. Orson Scott Card has the right to his beliefs and to say what he wishes and everyone else can do the same. If you don't agree with him, or if you find his opinions offensive, it's your right to express your own thoughts. Somewhere along the line however, people have started to believe that corporations should be punished for the beliefs of individuals working for them (or in this case, a person who just
This is supposed to be a nation where free speech is among our most cherished rights. Orson Scott Card has the right to his beliefs and to say what he wishes and everyone else can do the same. If you don't agree with him, or if you find his opinions offensive, it's your right to express your own thoughts. Somewhere along the line however, people have started to believe that corporations should be punished for the beliefs of individuals working for them (or in this case, a person who just sold them the rights to a story). How many thousands of people work for the studio making Ender's Game? How many people stand to lose their job if the studio suffers financially? Did the grip, or the carpenter, or the sound designer do anything to merit your wrath? Did the actors or the director? Orson Scott Card was paid long ago for the rights to his book. Boycotting the movie won’t cause him to lose a nickel. With that said, if you feel your principles demand you go through with your boycott, you might want to take a moment to consider who you'll really be hurting before you start encouraging others to follow you.

For the record, I don't agree with his beliefs, but I loved the book and I look forward to the movie.
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4:54PM on 07/13/2013
Say what? The grip, carpenter, sound designer, actors, and director don't get paid until the studio gets it's profits? That's crazy. When did they start doing that?
It's the movie industry. Movies bomb every now and then. Guess we should all start shelling out cash to go see M. Night movies because it's not everyone else's fault that he's a shitty writer and director. Do you go see every movie that is released to support the "working man"? Doubt it. So what's the difference if people don't see
Say what? The grip, carpenter, sound designer, actors, and director don't get paid until the studio gets it's profits? That's crazy. When did they start doing that?
It's the movie industry. Movies bomb every now and then. Guess we should all start shelling out cash to go see M. Night movies because it's not everyone else's fault that he's a shitty writer and director. Do you go see every movie that is released to support the "working man"? Doubt it. So what's the difference if people don't see a movie because it conflicts with their ideals then if people don't go see it because Harrison Ford is shit in his old age?
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2:31AM on 07/10/2013
Interesting how OSC seems to think the issue of gay rights did not exist in 1984.
Interesting how OSC seems to think the issue of gay rights did not exist in 1984.
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7:49PM on 07/09/2013

I think I'm missing something

So he's looking for tolerance towards his intolerant beliefs? Whether or not people decide to boycott a film is up to each individual, but Card's whining about people not caring for his publicly-made remarks seems a bit hypocritical. It reminds me of Cerebus' Dave Sims. He's made some pretty douchey remarks, but at least he's got the backbone to stand by them. Card should own his comments, instead of trying to cast himself as some type of victim, because people have the right to oppose
So he's looking for tolerance towards his intolerant beliefs? Whether or not people decide to boycott a film is up to each individual, but Card's whining about people not caring for his publicly-made remarks seems a bit hypocritical. It reminds me of Cerebus' Dave Sims. He's made some pretty douchey remarks, but at least he's got the backbone to stand by them. Card should own his comments, instead of trying to cast himself as some type of victim, because people have the right to oppose statements he had the right to make. Also - he wasn't such a hurt dove before he thought these comments might wind up leaving money on the table. He won't lose any money he's already been paid, but I'm sure he's just worried about success affecting the likelihood of sequels. This movie doesn't have success written all over it, so at least if it fails, he can blame the "gay mafia" or whatever for squashing it.
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12:56AM on 07/10/2013
The gay community makes up less than 3% of the entire country's population. The media and the politicians are scared shitless to piss em off because they whine like bitches and play the hate card every time someone speaks an opinion of them they dont like. If they all boycott the film it wouldnt make a fucks difference in the box office turnout Whether its a good movie or not will decide on how much money it makes.
The gay community makes up less than 3% of the entire country's population. The media and the politicians are scared shitless to piss em off because they whine like bitches and play the hate card every time someone speaks an opinion of them they dont like. If they all boycott the film it wouldnt make a fucks difference in the box office turnout Whether its a good movie or not will decide on how much money it makes.
2:21AM on 07/10/2013
@Antarius: So only gay people are boycotting because of this issue?
@Antarius: So only gay people are boycotting because of this issue?
7:18AM on 07/10/2013
Hey Antarius, 1972 called. They want their antiquated view about gays back.
Hey Antarius, 1972 called. They want their antiquated view about gays back.
7:34PM on 07/09/2013

Seriously ?

In all truth I.d.g.a.f Your gay good for you . Wanna get married go right ahead as long as your a productive member of society and do it behind closed doors it`s none of anyone else's buisness
In all truth I.d.g.a.f Your gay good for you . Wanna get married go right ahead as long as your a productive member of society and do it behind closed doors it`s none of anyone else's buisness
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6:51PM on 07/09/2013

Unreal...

The people out there protesting because they don't like his beliefs are just as bad as the morons out there protesting gay marriage, abortions, etc. Get a life and find something productive to do with your time! Why would you possibly care that two gays got married, or give a shit what someone thought about you getting married?!
The people out there protesting because they don't like his beliefs are just as bad as the morons out there protesting gay marriage, abortions, etc. Get a life and find something productive to do with your time! Why would you possibly care that two gays got married, or give a shit what someone thought about you getting married?!
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7:55PM on 07/09/2013
But your caring about what people care about what Card cares about is... fine? I think I need a tylenol.
But your caring about what people care about what Card cares about is... fine? I think I need a tylenol.
5:40PM on 07/09/2013
That's a very typical response from a narrow-minded bigot. "I don't want to look like an asshole, so I'll try and flip this scenario around and make it seem like everyone else is hateful and disrespectful towards people like me."
Nice try...
Anyways, believe it or not, I still feel I can separate this man's opinions from his work and judge the film without bias. However, the first trailer really did nothing for me and that was before I read about the author and his views.
That's a very typical response from a narrow-minded bigot. "I don't want to look like an asshole, so I'll try and flip this scenario around and make it seem like everyone else is hateful and disrespectful towards people like me."
Nice try...
Anyways, believe it or not, I still feel I can separate this man's opinions from his work and judge the film without bias. However, the first trailer really did nothing for me and that was before I read about the author and his views.
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2:57PM on 07/09/2013
While I am a strong supporter of gay rights, the only thing that boycotting this movie will do is make some kind of statement...a statement that has been repeated time and time again. This is another sensationalist movement. But the thing that irks me the most is, now, anyone with an interest in seeing this movie, anyone who says they are going to see it, is going to get tagged a homophobe or something of the like. As someone stated, it is possible to separate the artist from the art. Besides
While I am a strong supporter of gay rights, the only thing that boycotting this movie will do is make some kind of statement...a statement that has been repeated time and time again. This is another sensationalist movement. But the thing that irks me the most is, now, anyone with an interest in seeing this movie, anyone who says they are going to see it, is going to get tagged a homophobe or something of the like. As someone stated, it is possible to separate the artist from the art. Besides which, I consider the money that I am giving to any film to go to the people who helped create the film, including all those working hard to make it in this industry.
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10:48AM on 07/10/2013
Fans of the book from before Card publicized his opinion, or before they knew, are still going to go see it because they liked the book(s), and unless they already don't have any gay friends, it probably won't matter.
Fans of the book from before Card publicized his opinion, or before they knew, are still going to go see it because they liked the book(s), and unless they already don't have any gay friends, it probably won't matter.
2:35PM on 07/10/2013
Honestly, I don't think Card is enough of a known quantity that people are going to get labeled as anything for going to see it. Besides, it's not like everybody who has paid money to see a Roman Polanski film condones child rape. You also have to take into context that it's not so much about sensationalizing - it's about acting while there is momentum on the issue. "Gay Rights" fell on deaf ears until recently. Now that there is traction, obviously proponents of same-sex rights want to make
Honestly, I don't think Card is enough of a known quantity that people are going to get labeled as anything for going to see it. Besides, it's not like everybody who has paid money to see a Roman Polanski film condones child rape. You also have to take into context that it's not so much about sensationalizing - it's about acting while there is momentum on the issue. "Gay Rights" fell on deaf ears until recently. Now that there is traction, obviously proponents of same-sex rights want to make the most of a changing tide. Card had the right to make those statements, just like people who take issue with it have a right to be honestly and strongly offended, and act accordingly.
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2:46PM on 07/09/2013
As has been said many times before, America grants you the right to free speech, not the right to avoid consequence. OSC is free to espouse his views on anything he likes without fear of legal consequence or persecution. But if the citizenry takes offense at his views they are free to organize a boycott of a project involving him. As they say, your rights end where mine begin.

Criticizing liberalism for intolerance or persecution in this matter is kind of hypocritical. This matter would not
As has been said many times before, America grants you the right to free speech, not the right to avoid consequence. OSC is free to espouse his views on anything he likes without fear of legal consequence or persecution. But if the citizenry takes offense at his views they are free to organize a boycott of a project involving him. As they say, your rights end where mine begin.

Criticizing liberalism for intolerance or persecution in this matter is kind of hypocritical. This matter would not sway my opinion to see the movie way one or another. I believe everyone should have the same rights and privileges as everyone else, but Im also not so politically active that I would boycott something because someone involved doesn't share my beliefs. A pretty shallow ethos I will grant you, but what the fuck ever.I am free to say that. I am not free from any of that offending you and your decision to act on that offense as long as my rights aren't violated.
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1:48PM on 07/09/2013

Wow...

The comment section on this site has been slowly turning as bad as AiCN or even YouTube, but the ones on this article pushe it over the edge for me.
I'm out.
The comment section on this site has been slowly turning as bad as AiCN or even YouTube, but the ones on this article pushe it over the edge for me.
I'm out.
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6:50AM on 07/10/2013
k. bye.
k. bye.
6:50AM on 07/10/2013
k. bye.
k. bye.
1:40PM on 07/09/2013
Do a Tyler Durden edit on the movie- Needs "a nice big cock" throughout. That should make you all happy.
Do a Tyler Durden edit on the movie- Needs "a nice big cock" throughout. That should make you all happy.
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6:49AM on 07/10/2013
Not sure why you're getting the thumbs down...thought this was hilarious :)
Not sure why you're getting the thumbs down...thought this was hilarious :)
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1:31PM on 07/09/2013
He seems like a creep and the movie looks mediocre. Might get the book from a library or used book store someday. Why can't we learn to tolerate this poor darling's intolerance?
He seems like a creep and the movie looks mediocre. Might get the book from a library or used book store someday. Why can't we learn to tolerate this poor darling's intolerance?
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1:30PM on 07/09/2013
He seems like a creep and the movie looks mediocre. Might get the book from a library or used book store someday. Why can't we learn to tolerate this poor darling's intolerance? See it or don't. I think he's already been paid.
He seems like a creep and the movie looks mediocre. Might get the book from a library or used book store someday. Why can't we learn to tolerate this poor darling's intolerance? See it or don't. I think he's already been paid.
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1:23PM on 07/09/2013
He seems like a creep and the movie looks mediocre. Might get the book from a library or used book store someday. Why can't we learn to tolerate this poor darling's intolerance?
He seems like a creep and the movie looks mediocre. Might get the book from a library or used book store someday. Why can't we learn to tolerate this poor darling's intolerance?
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12:19PM on 07/09/2013

I'll watch it illegally....

But no way I'm giving money to a homophobe.
But no way I'm giving money to a homophobe.
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1:29PM on 07/09/2013
You won't. He already got paid for this.
You won't. He already got paid for this.
6:37PM on 07/12/2013
That's the way to morally teach [link] it isn't
That's the way to morally teach [link] it isn't
12:07PM on 07/09/2013
Aside from Orson Scott Card's comments, I still want to see Ender's Game because I'm familiar with the material; I've heard of it, but haven't read any of the books and the movie looks interesting. Being a bisexual black man, Card's verbal thoughts are obviously cause for concern.....but I want to see that movie.
Aside from Orson Scott Card's comments, I still want to see Ender's Game because I'm familiar with the material; I've heard of it, but haven't read any of the books and the movie looks interesting. Being a bisexual black man, Card's verbal thoughts are obviously cause for concern.....but I want to see that movie.
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6:48AM on 07/10/2013
Card isn't a bisexual black [link] issues.... ;)
Card isn't a bisexual black [link] issues.... ;)
11:34AM on 07/09/2013
America, where you are shunned if your beliefs arent with the majority. I dont hold personal views I dont agree with against others personally. I dont recall a call for a boycott against Twilight because the author is mormon and a fraction of the profits she makes goes to their church and can be used to support anti-gay agendas
America, where you are shunned if your beliefs arent with the majority. I dont hold personal views I dont agree with against others personally. I dont recall a call for a boycott against Twilight because the author is mormon and a fraction of the profits she makes goes to their church and can be used to support anti-gay agendas
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2:46PM on 07/09/2013
Good point.
Good point.
9:45AM on 07/09/2013
What an irredeemable asshole.
What an irredeemable asshole.
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9:03AM on 07/09/2013
He makes a good point, why get insulted/angry by what the losing side thinks. Especially after the Supreme Court Ruling, those that think gay marriage is wrong are on borrowed time. They have more or less lost the fight, so what does his opinion matter? But I think what he has wrong is why they are boycotting his movie, sure gay people will have the legal right to be married, but they want that right to be freely accepted and acknowledged by all. His comments clearly spread dissent and hate
He makes a good point, why get insulted/angry by what the losing side thinks. Especially after the Supreme Court Ruling, those that think gay marriage is wrong are on borrowed time. They have more or less lost the fight, so what does his opinion matter? But I think what he has wrong is why they are boycotting his movie, sure gay people will have the legal right to be married, but they want that right to be freely accepted and acknowledged by all. His comments clearly spread dissent and hate against that right, so why should he be rewarded? I don't really think they need to boycott the film though, I'm sure it will flop all on it's own. Aside from Harrison Ford, it looks really bad.
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6:59AM on 07/09/2013
Looks to me like they are trying to drum up some 'chick-fil-a' type support from the right for a movie that looks like it's going to bomb.
Looks to me like they are trying to drum up some 'chick-fil-a' type support from the right for a movie that looks like it's going to bomb.
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6:44AM on 07/09/2013

So, what he said was...

..."I still personally find gays offensive, but recognize I'm on the losing side of a political battle. Please give me money by seeing my film"

Pass.
..."I still personally find gays offensive, but recognize I'm on the losing side of a political battle. Please give me money by seeing my film"

Pass.
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6:26AM on 07/09/2013
Regardless of the author's opinion, this movie looks like a giant turd.
Regardless of the author's opinion, this movie looks like a giant turd.
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2:18AM on 07/09/2013

Gavin Hood

Why are you concerned about Hood's direction? Please don't say it is because of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That was not a fair showcase of his skills. The studio (Fox) heavily interfered with that production, even shutting Gavin Hood out of some decisions. I remember this site reported that Fox actually painted a set a lighter color to make the film less dark while Hood was away. His other films are better examples.

As for this authors views, I have nothing to say on the matter, except
Why are you concerned about Hood's direction? Please don't say it is because of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That was not a fair showcase of his skills. The studio (Fox) heavily interfered with that production, even shutting Gavin Hood out of some decisions. I remember this site reported that Fox actually painted a set a lighter color to make the film less dark while Hood was away. His other films are better examples.

As for this authors views, I have nothing to say on the matter, except that I have no problem with him and his statement makes sense. Why boycott the side that currently lost based on the Supreme Court ruling? Gay marriage is becoming closer to being allowed throughout America. Just because he doesn't approve doesn't mean it won't happen. It is just an example of playing the victim, when they are on a winning side.
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12:43AM on 07/09/2013
. It's the mans opinion, I personally couldn't care less if he's for or against it. It's not part of the book and it doesn't change my own views. I probably won't see it. But that's because it's not looking very interesting to me.
. It's the mans opinion, I personally couldn't care less if he's for or against it. It's not part of the book and it doesn't change my own views. I probably won't see it. But that's because it's not looking very interesting to me.
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12:37PM on 07/09/2013
i was trying to figure out a way to say what you said without sounding offensive. which is basically, WHO CARES. why do people think everyone should agree on a certain issue? if someone doesnt agree with gay marriage, then all of a sudden that person is evil. every person on earth has the right to believe what they want. the big difference is whether they start to act on those beliefs. so what the man has his belief, why punish everyone who made the film regardless if it looks good or not, i
i was trying to figure out a way to say what you said without sounding offensive. which is basically, WHO CARES. why do people think everyone should agree on a certain issue? if someone doesnt agree with gay marriage, then all of a sudden that person is evil. every person on earth has the right to believe what they want. the big difference is whether they start to act on those beliefs. so what the man has his belief, why punish everyone who made the film regardless if it looks good or not, i bet many who where part of the film are probably for gay marriage. did the "boycott team" think about those supporters?
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12:17AM on 07/09/2013

Meh.

I really wasn't going to see it anyway since I'm not a fan of the books. Also, when you add Hood as the director, Ford who hasn't made a watchable movie since the 1990's, and frankly some of the most bland looking production coming out of this thing so far, and you've got a movie that I can wait to watch on Netflix or cable.

It's got nothing to do with Card's bigoted viewpoint as far as I'm concerned.
I really wasn't going to see it anyway since I'm not a fan of the books. Also, when you add Hood as the director, Ford who hasn't made a watchable movie since the 1990's, and frankly some of the most bland looking production coming out of this thing so far, and you've got a movie that I can wait to watch on Netflix or cable.

It's got nothing to do with Card's bigoted viewpoint as far as I'm concerned.
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12:14AM on 07/09/2013

Director

Agree with Paul, the real issue is Gavin Hood. Hope he does justice to this unlike Wolverine.
Agree with Paul, the real issue is Gavin Hood. Hope he does justice to this unlike Wolverine.
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11:56PM on 07/08/2013

If they understood Hollywood math, then they've got nothing to worry about.

"Keep your money out of Orson Scott Card's pockets" - Not a problem, considering he's already been paid upfront during the production of it. Any ticket sales would go to the studio, and they use creative-accounting to make any profit disappear - it's highly unlikely he'll see a dime of your money. You have nothing to worry about, you want to see the movie - go see it.
"Keep your money out of Orson Scott Card's pockets" - Not a problem, considering he's already been paid upfront during the production of it. Any ticket sales would go to the studio, and they use creative-accounting to make any profit disappear - it's highly unlikely he'll see a dime of your money. You have nothing to worry about, you want to see the movie - go see it.
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11:52PM on 07/08/2013

Well said.

Too often Liberals can't show the tolerance they so often preach about.
Too often Liberals can't show the tolerance they so often preach about.
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7:25AM on 07/09/2013
Couldn't agree more. I dont have a problem with homosexuals wanting a right of commitment to each other through a civil partnership or other form of recognition. But why did it have to involve the church, The bible states that it is against homosexuality so why is there this need to push the agenda and involve religion. Why should a group impose its rights on another groups rights where is the fairness in all this madness. Does that mean that a gay couple will be allowed to marry under a
Couldn't agree more. I dont have a problem with homosexuals wanting a right of commitment to each other through a civil partnership or other form of recognition. But why did it have to involve the church, The bible states that it is against homosexuality so why is there this need to push the agenda and involve religion. Why should a group impose its rights on another groups rights where is the fairness in all this madness. Does that mean that a gay couple will be allowed to marry under a mosque? To make it all fair.
8:22AM on 07/09/2013
The government is not forcing churches to marry anybody. That would violate the separation of church and state. All they are doing are ensuring that a legal marriage in one state would be recognized as a legal marriage nationwide. It was only a few decades ago that mixed marriages recognized in one state weren't recognized in another. in retrospect that was unconstitutional.
The government is not forcing churches to marry anybody. That would violate the separation of church and state. All they are doing are ensuring that a legal marriage in one state would be recognized as a legal marriage nationwide. It was only a few decades ago that mixed marriages recognized in one state weren't recognized in another. in retrospect that was unconstitutional.
9:48AM on 07/09/2013
Sorry, no. Letting bigots be bigots isn't "tolerance".
Sorry, no. Letting bigots be bigots isn't "tolerance".
2:51PM on 07/09/2013
Sorry, but it's hard to have tolerance for something that the government and states get behind. When bigotry becomes opinion only, then I can "tolerate" bigotry. But when people are petitioning the government to enforce anti-gay law, that is not something I can "tolerate".
Sorry, but it's hard to have tolerance for something that the government and states get behind. When bigotry becomes opinion only, then I can "tolerate" bigotry. But when people are petitioning the government to enforce anti-gay law, that is not something I can "tolerate".
11:51PM on 07/08/2013

Judge the art, not the artist

As a proponent of gay marriage, I found his statement brought some douchebagginess (especially the "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." line) but I'll still see the film. If you crapped on a piece of art just because they didn't like the artist, you wouldn't have much art in your life.
As a proponent of gay marriage, I found his statement brought some douchebagginess (especially the "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." line) but I'll still see the film. If you crapped on a piece of art just because they didn't like the artist, you wouldn't have much art in your life.
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11:37PM on 07/08/2013
Going to have to smuggle some chic filet into theater now when I go see this.
Going to have to smuggle some chic filet into theater now when I go see this.
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9:47AM on 07/09/2013
Stay classy, bro
Stay classy, bro
5:18PM on 07/09/2013
funny enough, an "anti-gay" had the same reaction
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funny enough, an "anti-gay" had the same reaction
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11:33PM on 07/08/2013
As far as is response goes, I find it ridiculous to ask for tolerance to intolerance. This isn't a simple question of "you say tomato, I say tomato", this is refusing a large part of society a basic right for religious purposes.

Now, will this affect the way I see the movie? Absolutely not. I can still enjoy a movie by or starring Tom Cruise, Roman Polanski or Woody Allen because I can separate a creator from his creation has long as his (or her) ideologies don't transpire too much in it...
As far as is response goes, I find it ridiculous to ask for tolerance to intolerance. This isn't a simple question of "you say tomato, I say tomato", this is refusing a large part of society a basic right for religious purposes.

Now, will this affect the way I see the movie? Absolutely not. I can still enjoy a movie by or starring Tom Cruise, Roman Polanski or Woody Allen because I can separate a creator from his creation has long as his (or her) ideologies don't transpire too much in it...
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6:30AM on 07/09/2013
Granted, I've never read anything beyond this article about Orson Scott Card's stance on gay marriage, but nowhere in the article does it say anything about religion. Why do you make the assumption it's a religious view? There are reasons other than religion that influence a person's beliefs and opinions.
Granted, I've never read anything beyond this article about Orson Scott Card's stance on gay marriage, but nowhere in the article does it say anything about religion. Why do you make the assumption it's a religious view? There are reasons other than religion that influence a person's beliefs and opinions.
12:16PM on 07/09/2013
The only argument I hear people have against gay marriage is they want to preserve the "sanctity of marriage". I may be grasping at straws here, but I don't think "sanctity of marriage" has any legal undertones, but is mainly referring to the religious definition of matrimony. For example, divorce is accepted (under conditions) in the legal sense of marriage, but is generally shunned religiously.

If this answer is not enough for you, then tell me this : why would someone be against gay
The only argument I hear people have against gay marriage is they want to preserve the "sanctity of marriage". I may be grasping at straws here, but I don't think "sanctity of marriage" has any legal undertones, but is mainly referring to the religious definition of matrimony. For example, divorce is accepted (under conditions) in the legal sense of marriage, but is generally shunned religiously.

If this answer is not enough for you, then tell me this : why would someone be against gay marriage for non-religious reasons?
11:26PM on 07/08/2013
PU-lease don't start mixing politics and movies here you dumb funking smo-blos or whatever. The quickest way to fuck up this site is more articles like this one.
PU-lease don't start mixing politics and movies here you dumb funking smo-blos or whatever. The quickest way to fuck up this site is more articles like this one.
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11:47PM on 07/08/2013
Like it or not, when an opposition group forms and a statement is issued, dat's news. And, given the statement, this is pretty interesting news. Everybody's been really cool with the comments, too, so the site may very well survive reporting on news that happens to have a political aspect to it.
Like it or not, when an opposition group forms and a statement is issued, dat's news. And, given the statement, this is pretty interesting news. Everybody's been really cool with the comments, too, so the site may very well survive reporting on news that happens to have a political aspect to it.
6:46AM on 07/09/2013
This is movie-related news. It belongs on this site.
This is movie-related news. It belongs on this site.
11:20PM on 07/08/2013

What difference does it make.....really?

I'm sure Mr. Card has already been paid for his services...first for writing the Novel, and again for whatever consulting/writing job he has done for this film. So how exactly is boycotting this film going to "teach him a lesson", or "get even" or "get back at him" for UTILIZING HIS CHOICE to be against gay marriage? Anyone? I myself am not against gay marriage but I am against anyone, gay or not, who tries to stifle anyone else's opinions, or freedom to feel how ever the hell they want to feel
I'm sure Mr. Card has already been paid for his services...first for writing the Novel, and again for whatever consulting/writing job he has done for this film. So how exactly is boycotting this film going to "teach him a lesson", or "get even" or "get back at him" for UTILIZING HIS CHOICE to be against gay marriage? Anyone? I myself am not against gay marriage but I am against anyone, gay or not, who tries to stifle anyone else's opinions, or freedom to feel how ever the hell they want to feel about anything!!!
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11:16PM on 07/08/2013
Far as I know, this isn't Battlefield Earth, so I'm going to try and enjoy it as a sci-fi action movie starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.
Far as I know, this isn't Battlefield Earth, so I'm going to try and enjoy it as a sci-fi action movie starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.
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11:07PM on 07/08/2013

I'll still see it

Unless it was specifically an op ed piece, Card kept his personal politics separate from his writing and I have no reason to think the movie would be any different.
Unless it was specifically an op ed piece, Card kept his personal politics separate from his writing and I have no reason to think the movie would be any different.
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11:02PM on 07/08/2013
who cares,...
who cares,...
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10:58PM on 07/08/2013

HUH?

I'm confused as fuck. I haven't read this book in like 10yrs. maybe more. I never remember any gay marriage in it. Also who gives a fuck what he has to say. He looks like a creepy ass religious fuck anyways. I'm still stoked as fuck for the movie.
I'm confused as fuck. I haven't read this book in like 10yrs. maybe more. I never remember any gay marriage in it. Also who gives a fuck what he has to say. He looks like a creepy ass religious fuck anyways. I'm still stoked as fuck for the movie.
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11:08PM on 07/08/2013
His views on this issue arent reflected in the books.
His views on this issue arent reflected in the books.
12:41AM on 07/10/2013
Thought so.
Thought so.
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10:42PM on 07/08/2013
Just agree to disagree with him (or agree with him, whatever...) and go see the damn movie. Or dont see it, but to boycott the film I feel is a touch harsh. While I dont defend his opinion, hes still allowed to have one.
Just agree to disagree with him (or agree with him, whatever...) and go see the damn movie. Or dont see it, but to boycott the film I feel is a touch harsh. While I dont defend his opinion, hes still allowed to have one.
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10:13PM on 07/08/2013
His views on gay marriage don't affect me wanting to see this movie at all. I have no desire to, not because of what he said but because it looks terrible. However, it is his opinion on gay marriage so I don't see a problem with that you know freedom of speech and all that stuff it applies to everyone not just people you agree with. However, if people want to boycott the movie go ahead that is your right to do so.
His views on gay marriage don't affect me wanting to see this movie at all. I have no desire to, not because of what he said but because it looks terrible. However, it is his opinion on gay marriage so I don't see a problem with that you know freedom of speech and all that stuff it applies to everyone not just people you agree with. However, if people want to boycott the movie go ahead that is your right to do so.
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10:11PM on 07/08/2013
Just watch the damn movie or not, not everything has to be politics.
Just watch the damn movie or not, not everything has to be politics.
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