Movie studio Lionsgate Entertainment has weighed in on a boycott of its upcoming film Ender's Game over its author's anti-gay marriage views.

In a statement released Friday, Lionsgate touted its support for gay rights and said that Orson Scott Card's views were “completely irrelevant” to the project. Card is a board member of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay nuptials.

“As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from Gods and Monsters to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage.”

“However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of Ender’s Game. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message.”

Lionsgate added that it was planning an Ender's Game premiere event to benefit the LGBT community, though it gave no details.

Last week, Card pleaded for tolerance after Geeks OUT announced its boycott, saying that last month's Supreme Court rulings made the issue moot.

“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,” he wrote.

But the group rejected the plea, saying that nothing is “more democratic and tolerant than a consumer boycott, rooted in the ideas of free market accountability.”

“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,” the group wrote in response.

Ender's Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley and Abigail Breslin. It is set to open in November.