Playing “Cards” With a Loaded Deck


orsonscottcardStephanie Donald—LGBT-Today Publisher

Quite a few young geeks (and older ones as well) are anticipating the motion picture release of summer blockbuster Ender’s Game.

But hold those Fandango ticket purchases, folks! Someone is dealing Aces from the bottom of the deck!

One of America’s most hated anti-gay activists, Orson Scott Card, wrote the original book and the movie script for Ender’s Game and none of us should be happy about it no matter how much you love science fiction (and I admitEnders_Game being hard-core Trekker, Star Wars and any other decent sci-fi fan).

The website, Geeks Out, started a section called; The Internet's Top 20ish Homophobic Reactions to Skip Ender's Game just to emphasize that homophobic assholes are alive, well, and ready to knock the shit out of any gay men (lesbians, of course, are okay because every man fantasizes about being dipped in honey and thrown to the lesbians).

Although the film isn’t due out until later this summer, a Facebook group has already started urging: “Due for release later this summer, Homophobic author Orson Scott Card's Enders Game novel will be released as a feature film. Show your support for your LGBT friends, family, and neighbors by not giving this movie your money!”

Poor Orson Scott Card. He tried to get hired on at DC comics to re-tool, among others, Superman, and was assigned responsibility for writing the graphic novel, The Adventures of Superman, when this past March, artist Chris Sprouse refused to have anything to do with the project because of Card’s involvement. Bookstores, Comic Book stands and Comicons threatened a massive boycott if Card had any involvement with the project so DC Comics quietly asked him to step aside. With the release of the new Superman movie, the last thing DC needed was to tie their champion of the downtrodden minorities to a bigoted idiot, no matter how many times you want to wave a cross and tell everyone you’re doing this for Jesus.

Orson Scott Card has been an anti-gay bigot for decades (other publications have stopped short of calling him a bigot but I have no such reservations) and sits on the board of directors for the National Organization for Marriage, those lovable teddy bears who fling mindless bullshit at the wall of public opinion in an effort to see what sticks and lately, very little does with the majority of Americans.

Ender’s Game, Card’s 1985 novel, is being produced by Card’s own film company because after negotiating with other possible film companies since the 1980s, Card has pulled out due to created differences, so he decided to do it himself.


The plot synopsis of Orson Scott Card's movie reads like a shopping list for the National Organization for Marriage with the LGBT community being the "Buggers" and Ender Wiggen (a very Mormon sounding name if I ever heard one) being the "Messiah" and the only one who can save Earth from the invasion of the "faggots". What's next? Do the remaining humans ascend to higher plane of existence after they kill off all the faggots? No, wait! Stargate beat Card to that one! Come to think of it, didn't Starship Troopers beat Card to the draw with giant invading bugs?

According to Wikipedia, the movie Ender’s Game is about (I refuse to read the book no matter how good it is):

After an alien race called the Formics (also known as the "Buggers") attacks Earth, the International Fleet prepare for the next invasion by training the best young children to find the future leader to lead the International Military. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is pulled out of his Earth school to join International Fleet and attend the legendary Battle School in Space. After easily mastering the increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect among his peers, Ender is soon ordained by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) himself to lead the military into a war that will determine the future of Earth and the human race.

I have to admit that about 90% of newer movies are about as exciting to me as a root canal and the last decent movie I saw in the theaters was James Cameron's Avatar, so I have no idea who Asa Butterfield is (I don’t watch commercial television either and haven’t since the age of reality television began—just being in the same room with a TV tuned to Housewives of Jersey Shores on and I can feel I.Q. points draining like stale bathwater going down the drain), however, I did have nothing but the highest regard for Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley until I saw they had signed onto this project.

Perhaps we should boycott J.J. Abrams' Star Wars re-boot with Ford playing a geriatric Han Solo (being called the worst kept secret in Hollywood). I have to say to Ben Kingsley that after you did so much good for the Indian people playing Gandhi and then righted so many wrongs with the Jewish people playing Itzhak Stern in the Steven Spielberg masterpiece Schindler’s List, shame on you Mr. Kingsley. You should beg for forgiveness from the LGBT community for agreeing to appear in Card’s movie. Every bit of good you’ve ever done has been erased in one single act.

Mr. Kingsley and Mr. Ford, while the other science fiction and geek websites stop short of saying this; your contract with Mr. Card amounts to a contract with the devil that puts Faust to shame.

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