Orson Scott Card’s life is at odds with his art

The Stake

enders-game-harrison-fordYou probably already know about the upcoming film adaptation of Ender’s GameOrson Scott Card’s 1985 science fiction classic. And you probably also know about the proposed boycott of the film due to Card’s extreme political views.

The boycott is completely warranted, and I respect anyone who chooses to skip Ender’s Game because of it. Orson Scott Card is a homophobic, xenophobic bigot. He’s a vocal opponent of marriage equality for same-sex couples, and recently sat on the board of the National Organization for Marriage. He’s also a racist; this May, he wrote a completely unhinged op-ed in which he posits a future where Barack Obama becomes the effective dictator of the United States by installing Michelle as a puppet ruler and puts down any opposition by using “urban gangs” as his personal police force.

To such writings, I can only respond with pity, and an honest fear…

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