Christian Developer Releases Anti-Gay Video Game

Christian Developer Releases Anti-Gay Video Game May 5, 2015

First-person shooter targets LGBT: A Christian video game developer is under fire after releasing an obnoxious video game called “Kill the Faggot.”

Gay Star News reports the game description for “Kill The Faggot” reads:

Hate gays? Want to unleash your frustration with the “LGBT” community? Well now is your chance.

In the game, players get points for shooting and killing gay people, and even more points if the person killed is transgender, while losing points for killing straight people.

Raw Story reports the game was created by Randall Herman of Skaldic Games and submitted on Monday morning to Steam’s Greenlight program. The game was subsequently removed after numerous complaints were made by users.

Ars Technia notes:

It’s hard to make a judgment call about the “most” offensive thing in this game, but we were particularly disturbed to hear the game’s announcer celebrate a kill by saying, “AIDS carrier eliminated.

The game’s creator, Randall Herman, a California based game developer and shoe promoter, is a self-described Christian. Herman launched a failed Kickstarter campaign in 2014 on behalf of a skateboarding shoe company with a mission statement that read, in part:

to promote the words and teachings of Jesus Christ through quality footwear.

Herman claims that the game was meant to challenge the overly political correctness in the gaming industry by making the “most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point,” and was not intended to incite hatred or violence towards LGBT people.

Yet it is hard to believe that anyone can claim that a game called “Kill the Faggot” is not meant to incite hatred or violence towards LGBT people.

Below find a review of the “KIll the Faggot” video game by Jim Sterling. Sterling writes:

I sometimes think Steam’s menagerie of messed up games can’t shock me anymore, and then genuine hate speech finds its way onto Greenlight.

As much as I want to just pretend this doesn’t exist, I think it’s worth acknowledging that it does. It’s on Steam, it’s grotesque, and it sure as shit isn’t “satire.”

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