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Orson Scott Card says 'Ender's Game' movie has nothing to do with his gay marriage views

Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has responded to a planned boycott of the big-budget movie adaptation of his book, saying anyone who refuses to see his story because he's an opponent of gay marriage should stop reading too much into things.

"Ender’s Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984," Card said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot.  The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. 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."

The gay organization Geeks Out wanted people to avoid the $110 million film, due in November, because Card had been an outspoken opponent of gay marriage and a member of the National Organization for Marriage. The group started a website called to ask people to pledge to boycott the film.

"Do not buy a ticket at the theater, do not purchase the DVD, do not watch it on-demand. Ignore all merchandise and toys. However much you may have admired his books, keep your money out of Orson Scott Card’s pockets," the site reads. We always thought the book had a live and let live message to it.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:14pm]


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