Orson Scott Card, whose novel Ender’s Game will soon be released as a feature film, has issued a statement to mollify critics of his long-standing position against gay marriage and head off a planned boycott of the film by gays and their supporters. Card stated in Entertainment Weekly:
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.
Card was part of the board of the National Organization for Marriage in 2009, and wrote in Mormon Times of “dictator-judges,” then continued, “Married people attempting to raise children with the hope that they, in turn, will be reproductively successful, have every reason to oppose the normalization of homosexual unions.”
Christopher Sprouse, a well-known artist, nixed working on an Adventures of Superman comic book Card wrote for DC Comics. An online group called Geeks OUT said they would boycott the feature film of Enders Game, saying, “Hopefully, it will send a message that people who are actively vocal against the LGBT community don’t really have a place within the greater geek culture.”