Orson Scott Card, the author of the
upcoming big screen adaptation of Ender's Game, has dismissed
the controversy over his anti-gay activism.
The group Geeks OUT has been calling
for a boycott of the film over Card's anti-gay views and his support
of groups that oppose gay marriage.
Until recently, Card was a board member
of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most
vociferous opponent of marriage equality.
Card pleaded for tolerance after the
Supreme Court ruled on the issue in two cases.
“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
In an interview published in the
November 2013 issue of tech glossy Wired,
Card dismissed the controversy.
“I hope that people will realize that
they are not getting a true picture of me from these comments, and
they're certainly not getting anything to do with Ender's Game,
which was written long ago and has nothing whatsoever to do with gay
marriage,” Card said.
Ender's Game stars Ford, Sir Ben
Kingsley and Abigail Breslin. It is set to open in the United States
on November 1.