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Science Fiction Writer and NOM Board Member Orson Scott Card: Being Gay Is A “Reproductive Dysfunction”

“The left is at war with the family, and they want control of our children’s education. That’s what those signs on the lawns are about. I’m not making this up – it’s already happening wherever the left has complete control of education. Parents in those places are already forbidden to opt out of sexual and gender propaganda. And with the teachers’ unions absolutely under the control of the extreme left, don’t kid yourselves: Legalizing gay marriage will make the false claims of the gay lobby the established religion of the American school system.

“If there were even a shred of science behind the absurd claims about gender and sexuality coming from the left, there might be a case for allowing this to happen. But there is no science behind it. In fact, the scientific evidence we have points in the opposite direction: Same-sex attraction is not a strait jacket; people’s desires change over time; gay people still have choices; a reproductive dysfunction like same-sex attraction is not a death sentence for your DNA or for your desire to have a family in which children grow up with male and female parents to model appropriate gender roles.” – Science fiction author Orson Scott Card, writing for North Carolina’s Greensboro Times

For those of you who don’t know Orson Scott Card, he is the author of the novels Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

Ender’s Game,  Card’s Nebula- and Hugo Award-winning 1985 book is currently being made into a movie Directed by Gavin Hood  and will be starring the likes of Viola Davis, Abigail Bresslin, Harrison Ford and Sir Ben Kingsly and is being set up as the next major science fiction movie franchise hoping to rake in geek dollars.

Orson Scott Card who will be and is reaping millions of dollars from his books and the movie is also a card carrying LDS Mormon and also a NOM Board Member who has also called for Christians to overthrow the United States government should gay marriage become widely legal:

 “Regardless of law, 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, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.”

There is no case that can be made for Orson Scott Card, and the supposed separation of an artist from their work. Not only is Card a NOM Board Member who has written many homophobic screeds his extreme homophobia has infected his “creative” work as well. There was a recent controversy and protest when Card’s novel “Hamlet’s Father” was reprinted by a small collector’s press.

In Card’s retelling of Hamlet the old King was a gay pedophile who raped and molested Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, making them gay too (because in Card-world that’s how “it” happens) and also Horatio, who killed him for it. The ghost is lying to Hamlet about who murdered him in order to make him kill the new King (the good guy in this retelling) so he will be condemned to Hell and his father can rape him too because that’s just the kind of thing that gay people DO. “Welcome to Hell, my beautiful son. At last we’ll be together as I always longed for us to be.”

Think about that for a moment. What kind of mentality does it take to turn Hamlet into THAT?!

Boycott Orson Scott Cards books, and the movie Enders Game in March 2013 and ANYHTHING else that this despicable human being can profit off of.

Orson Scott Card is nothing more than a religious extremist homopobic bigot.

And a dangerous one at that.

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5 thoughts on “Science Fiction Writer and NOM Board Member Orson Scott Card: Being Gay Is A “Reproductive Dysfunction””

  1. OMG I LOVED HIS BOOKS, but now I feel horribly betrayed. I want to burn his work now! I AM NOT seeing his movie, knowing that the profits will be used AGAINST MARRIAGE EQUALITY in the US and promoting a delusional religious agenda.

    1. All those books will now be filed away, never to be seen again. I wish I could get a refund. How awful. Now I nee to research an author regarding his civil rights position before investing my time/money/etc before purchasing the book. How boring and how to be a bore. A movie? Really?

  2. Saw this coming. It’s all over his books. I do think there is some sense in boycotting the movie since upwards of 10% of Card’s take will go to the LDS church, which funds a multitude of anti-LGBT groups. Not to mention any voluntary donations. Perhaps the gays on staff in production can… ya know… wink wink nudge nudge… make it a flop?Nah I’m just kidding. His own bullshit will come back to bite him in the ass, if he lives that long, and he has the opportunity to recant. Otherwise his legacy, the reception of his art by future generations, will be what suffers. Perhaps that’s a bad enough fate for someone SO egotistical. Nevertheless, I’m disappointed that someone so imaginative would allow their view to remain so narrow.

  3. I do hope the FBI puts out a warrant for his immediate arrest for making a threat to the US because he feels that gay marriage is wrong.

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