In response to a threatened boycott to
an upcoming big screen adaption of Ender's Game, author Orson
Scott Card has called the gay marriage issue “moot.”
A Geeks OUT campaign titled Skip
Ender's Game asks moviegoers to boycott the film over Card's
outspoken opposition to gay nuptials.
“Do not buy a ticket at the theater,
do not purchase the DVD, do not watch it on-demand. Ignore all
merchandise and toys,” the online campaign reads. “By pledging
to Skip Ender's Game, we can send a clear and serious message to Card
and those that do business with his brand of anti-gay activism –
whatever he's selling, we're not buying.”
In a statement given to Entertainment
Weekly, Card, also a board member of the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM), responded that last month's Supreme
Court rulings made the issue moot.
“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,” Card wrote.
“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
“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
Ender's Game stars Harrison
Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley and Abigail Breslin. It is set to open in
In March, artist Christopher Sprouse
against illustrating an Adventures of Superman comic authored
by Card over his remarks.