I wrote an earlier post in which I suggested that some militant gay activists seem to seek not just equal rights but society’s endorsement.
This little news item suggests that rights of free expression may be at risk in the battle over same-sex marriage. (It’s not the first such suggestion: Numerous stories emerged in connection with California Proposition 8 about supporters of that measure being harassed, threatened, and fired.)
I believe it wrong to discriminate against people on the basis of gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation regarding jobs for which gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation are irrelevant.
For essentially the same reason, I think it thoroughly wrong to discriminate against people for jobs on the basis of their political opinions and religious views when those opinions and views are irrelevant to the job.
This situation with Orson Scott Card is, in my judgment, truly worrisome. And, thus far, I for one haven’t heard any of the usual defenders of unfettered expression step forward on his behalf.