Over the years, “Ender’s Game” author Orson Scott Card has written screed after screed railing against gay marriage. Here’s just a selection: In 1990, he wrote an essay defending a Georgia law against sodomy, even in private. In 2004, he argued that gays have the legal right to marry, just not each other. In 2008, he published a long article arguing that homosexuality is a mental illness and a dysfunction, and that gay marriage would spell the end of democracy in the U.S. In 2012, he argued incorrectly, at least in the U.S. that no laws remained that discriminated against gay people.
In response to this well-documented history, queer geek organization Geeks Out called for a boycott of the upcoming sci-fi film “Ender’s Game,” which is based on Card’s 1985 book, a mainstay of geek teen libraries since its release. “Stand against anti-gay activism and deny Orson Scott Card your financial support by pledging to skip Ender’s Game,” Geeks Out said.
In response, Orson Scott Card recently released a statement to Entertainment Weekly to dismiss the boycott’s position, arguing that the book itself makes no mention of gay rights, and besides, since the Supreme Court recently struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the battle is over (it’s not)…’ (CNET).