UPDATE: RFK Center for Human Rights Auctions Off Orson Scott Card for Charity – Current Bid $0.00
In what has to be a joke (its not) the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights a human rights advocacy organization, a nonprofit charitable organization that works to realize Robert Kennedy’s dream of a peaceful and just world by advancing human rights is auctioning off a “an exclusive two-hour story creation workshop for a small group of dedicated high school writing students at any high school in the United States.” with Orson Scott Card.
That’s right. You can win a two hour session for the well known anti-gay homophobe and racist scribe of Ender’s Game to teach you children!
Now one has to wonder exactly just how clueless the people at the RFK Center are to actually offer up this heinous bigot for action to get money to advance “human rights” so lets tell them shall we.
Contact The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and let them know about Cards racism and homophobia and demand an apology for what has to be the most insensitive and ironic auction item ever in the name of human rights.
1300 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
UPDATE: Back2Stonewall.com reached out to the RFK Center and they have pulled out of the auction
Dear Will:The RFK Center works around the world to defend sexual minorities’ rights, and is a longstanding leader in the fight against LGBTI discrimination. In Uganda alone, we have partnered for years with on-the-ground activists to lead a global coalition against the infamous anti-homosexuality bill, galvanized global faith leaders and Nobel Peace laureates on behalf of LGBTI Ugandans, secured the release of trans activists imprisoned for their advocacy efforts, brought life-saving medical resources to health care clinics serving LGBTI patients who have been turned away from city hospitals, and fostered a historic dialogue on sexual minority rights within the nation’s police forces. Auction coordinators occasionally offer items to the RFK Center auction. The RFK Center did not solicit this item and it is no longer part of our auction.