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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:33 PM

'Ender's Game' Author's Anti-Gay Views Pose Risks for Film

A controversy involving novelist Orson Scott Card and DC Comics could foreshadow problems for the big-budget adaptation of his classic 1985 sci-fi novel Ender’s Game, which is scheduled for release Nov. 1.

Card’s long record of opposition to same-sex marriage and gay rights came into sharp focus when DC Comics announced Feb. 6 that it had hired him to write a chapter of a new Superman anthology series. Card has been a prominent gay-rights opponent going back to the ‘90s. As the same-sex marriage debate has advanced in recent years, he has become more vocal in his views.

In 2009, he joined the board of directors of the right-leaning National Organization for Marriage, which has been at the forefront of opposing same-sex marriage laws. That same year, he penned an opinion piece for the Mormon Times in which he argued: “Marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down." In another column last year, he called homosexuality a “reproductive dysfunction” born of choice.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/enders-games-orson-scott-cards-422456

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:39 PM

1. Ironic

Mormons, who originally advocated polygamy, getting their panties in a wad about the "definition of marriage".

I'm wondering if there's any Ender/Bean slash out there. If not, there will be when the movie comes out!

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:41 PM

2. that sux. I've read many of his books.

 

Ender's Game is brilliant, and the sequel Bean is very good. Too bad he's a knucklehead.

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