Geeks OUT, the group calling for a
boycott of the big screen adaptation of Ender's Game over its
author's anti-gay views, has rejected a plea for tolerance.
In response to the boycott, Orson Scott
Card, also a board member of the National Organization for Marriage
(NOM), said that last month's Supreme Court rulings made the issue
“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
OUT called the plea “a bridge too far.”
“[E]specially from someone who
characterizes gay marriage as 'the bludgeon [the Left] use to make
sure that it becomes illegal to teach traditional values in the
schools,' (2012),” the group wrote.
“There's nothing more democratic and
tolerant than a consumer boycott, rooted in the ideas of free market
accountability. Skip Ender's Game is about doing what all of us do
every day – use facts to determine who and what to support with our
“Orson Scott Card, we can tolerate
your anti-gay activism, your right-wing extremism, your campaign of
fear-mongering and insults, but we're not going to pay you for it.
You've got the right to express your opinions and beliefs any way you
choose – but you don't have a right to our money.”
Ender's Game stars Harrison
Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley and Abigail Breslin. It is set to open in