Dude who wrote Ender’s Game was, in years gone by, saying stuff like this:
“Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately enforced against anyone who happens to be caught violating them, but to be used when necessary to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society’s regulation of sexual behavior cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that society.”
If America becomes a place where our children are taken from us by law and forced to attend schools where they are taught that cohabitation is as good as marriage, that motherhood doesn’t require a husband or father, and that homosexuality is as valid a choice as heterosexuality for their future lives, then why in the world should married people continue to accept the authority of such a government?
What these dictator-judges do not seem to understand is that their authority extends only as far as people choose to obey them.
How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, 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, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.
“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.”
Now that Geeks OUT has mounted a boycott of the Ender’s Game movie, he has sent this statement to 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.
Allow me to translate: “Okay, you’ve won, now please buy tickets to see Ender’s Game! Come on, I’ve always tolerated your money in my pocket, so throw me a bone over here!”
Look, dude, if you want to stop being persona non grata with the LGBT-friendly geek set, you need to do more than concede defeat on the issue of marriage equality and say something weaselly and passive-aggressive about “tolerance” and “disagreement.”
You need to resign from NOM, and tell us why you understand that they’re full of shit.
You need to apologize for your hate speech. Acknowledge the disgusting things you’ve said about gays and their relationships. Then admit you were wrong. Show us how you understand that you were wrong.
It would help to donate a pile of money to a pro-LGBT cause. A charity that supports LGBT-friendly homeless shelters would be a good place to start.
Show us an about-face on your “family values” insanity. Acknowledge the absurdity of your paranoid, they’re-coming-for-our-kids rhetoric. Apologize for shitting on single parents, cohabiting couples, and everyone else outside of the “hetero married couple with kids” lifestyle. Emphasize the importance of honesty, compassion and diligence over conformity, piety and enforcement of tradition.
Most of all, you need to stop casting your side as the victim of the same-sex marriage debate. Do not characterize hatred as “disagreement” and do not conflate “tolerance” with consumption. Do not pretend to be afraid that homophobic traditionalists will experience even a small fraction of the violence, marginalization, stigma, hostility and general humiliation that sexual minorities have contended with for decades due to attitudes of the type that you have endorsed over the course of your career. (No, it is not “intolerant” of me to call you homophobic. If you act like a bigot, you’ll be labelled accordingly.) We have better things to do with our time than make your lives miserable. We might also have better things to do with our time than watch movies based on your work. This is something you’ll have to accept. If you are not sincere in your contrition, we will notice. If you show us another half-assed, weak-sauce concession and act like that should be sufficient for us to put money in your pocket, we will be unimpressed. Don’t say anything you don’t genuinely feel.