I’ve been told by friends that Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a very good sci fi novel; I’d have no idea, as I’ve never read it. But I do know that Card himself is a bigot who has frequently spouted off ignorant nonsense about evolution and gay rights. But now he’s pleading for tolerance for his intolerance:
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.
Very slippery wording, designed to frame the issue in a way that makes him look totally innocent and his critics as intolerant oppressors. But the problem isn’t that he merely disagreed, it is that he has said some truly vile things, as Towleroad points out:
Yes, the Full Faith and Credit clause will likely render state bans on gay marriage moot, eventually. It will not invalidate Card’s decades of hateful statements: that homosexuals are the products of abuse and rape and suffer from “tragic genetic mixups”; that homosexual acts should have remained criminal actions; that any government that would change the definition of marriage is his “mortal enemy” that he would act to destroy.
Basically he’s arguing that if people don’t spend their money to make his movie a success, they’re being “intolerant.” And that’s pretty damn stupid.
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