Blerd Chick Stories: Orson Scott Card Says We’re All Friends Again!
And also, we should go see his movie and give him some money.
For those of you who don’t know, OSC is well known for two things; writing overrated sci-fi and hating the gays.
Now I just heard the heads of at least half of the people reading explode because you all think that Ender’s Game is the best book of your childhood and…OK, whateves. I only have room in my life for one fictional world that is thinly veiled Mormon allegory with a nonsensical ending and Battlestar Galactica wins that prize.
Don’t care about the Ender’s Game movie. Not going to see the Ender’s Game movie.
But here’s a thing I do care about, people who hate at me for a living and then ask me for money. So do a lot of other people who are planning a boycott and possibly a protest of the movie premier.
I don’t really care about the protest because they don’t generally work to trouble a movie so much as the theaters that show that movie. The movie just gains free publicity. So yeah, not that impressive.
But OSC was interviewed in anticipation of the premier and, of course, he was asked about the most interesting part of his movie, which just happens to have nothing to do with the actual movie. That should tell you something people.
In response to the controversy, he said this:
“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.
Um…bullshit. The man wrote it to address political issues. He later revised it to reflect political issues which had evolved over time.
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.
Does that sound to anyone else like “I spent decades advocating for your status as second class citizens and I have a movie coming out so let’s just forget all about that other stuff!” Because it sure sounds like that to me.
But my favorite is this part:
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.”
Fuck you, Orson.
No really. Fuck him. This guy has spent the past few decades refusing to show tolerance to the LGBTQ community for a fucking living. I mean that literally. As a member of National Organization for Marriage’s board, he gets paid to send all the time he spends not learning how to write good fiction toward making sure that members of the LGBTQ community are never given equality.
He has even advocated overthrowing the fucking government if they don’t get their hateful way. Oh and he’s extra into his religion which, in case anyone was unaware, specifically calls on him to love and be tolerant of his enemies.
Given his blatant refusal to follow his own rules, his massive hypocrisy is even less impressive than his attempts at avoidance the consequences of a decade of hate.
Part of that pride is setting my convictions above my desire to see a mediocre movie. I’ll be skipping Ender’s Game. If you’re anywhere near me on earth maybe we can hang out instead of going to see a movie that will undoubtedly fund hate.