Tag Archives: Orson Scott Card

How Much Did Ender’s Game Lose?

Most insiders say anti-gay activist and Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card does not have a financial stake in the performance of the movie, but still it must sting that his calling card title so stunk up the joint. The film has largely left first-run theaters, but even adding in international grosses and future video sales, at this point there’s ...

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The Advocate Names Russian President Vladimir Putin “Phobie Of The Year”

The Advocate today announced its Phobie Awards, with Russian President Vladimir Putin topping their list of the thirteen most homophobic people in the world. The rest of the list features evildoers well known to JMG readers: Orson Scott Card, Scott Lively, Pat Robertson, E.W. Jackson, Marco Rubio, Frigide Barjot, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert Mugabe, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and ...

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It looks like Charity Buzz has pulled the auction to have crackpot Orson Scott Card speak to a high school. I don’t know why, the bidding had soared to $0.00. Snork! UPDATE: Credit for the auction being yanked goes to Back2Stonewall blogger Will Kohler, who wrote to the RFK Center For Human Rights and got this response: Dear Will: The ...

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Current Bid: $0.00

Details. (Via JMG reader John)

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No More Mr. Nice Gay: Ender’s Game

Clip recap: “In this edition of No More Mr. Nice Gay, Guy explains why he isn’t going to see the film adaption of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Mr. Card, Guy knows you’re homophobic, but he’s not boycotting to kill profits; he’s doing it for good, old self-respect.”

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Quote Of The Day – Orson Scott Card

“I’ve had no criticism. I’ve had savage, lying, deceptive personal attacks, but no actual criticism because they’ve never addressed any of my actual ideas. Character assassination seems to be the only political method that is in use today, and I don’t play that game, and you can’t defend against it. All you can do is try to offer ideas, and ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Orson Scott Card Appointed To Board Of PBS Affiliate

Anti-gay science fiction author and former NOM board member Orson Scott Card has been appointed to the board of trustees for UNC-TV, the University of North Carolina’s PBS affiliate that broadcasts over 12 stations into four states. “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Card to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees,” said Robb Teer, chairman of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, ...

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Orson Scott Card: Obama Will Unleash An Army Of “Urban” Thugs On America

“Obama will claim we need a national police force in order to fight terrorism and crime. The Boston bombing is a useful start, especially when combined with random shootings by crazy people. Where will he get his ‘national police’? The NaPo will be recruited from ‘young out-of-work urban men’ and it will be hailed as a cure for the economic ...

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Harvey Fierstein On Orson Scott Card

“Look at that asshole [Orson Scott Card] that wrote this new Harrison Ford movie [Ender’s Game]. I think that you can have any opinion you want, but at least be willing to take the consequences of your opinion. It’s like, ‘Well, I hope that people will be more understanding,’ or what did he say? ‘More tolerant of my views.’ The ...

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TRAILERS: Ender’s Game

Man, this thing looks terrible.

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Editorial Of The Day

The New York Times is accusing Geeks Out of blacklisting Orson Card Scott. This isn’t about stopping the dissemination of antigay sentiments; it’s about isolating Mr. Card and shaming his business partners, thus cutting into their profits. If Mr. Card belongs in quarantine, who’s next? His views were fairly mainstream when the Sunstone article appeared and, unfortunately, are not unusual ...

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Harrison Ford On Orson Scott Card

“No part of the story concerns Mr Card’s theories about society in terms of gay issues or homosexual issues. I think he has a right to his opinions and has also made it clear that it was a battle that he fought and lost and would like to get on with the rest of life.” – Harrison Ford, promoting Ender’s ...

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Dustin Lance Black: I Won’t Boycott Movie

Openly gay Oscar winner and activist Dustin Lance Black says he won’t take part in the boycott of Ender’s Game.  Via the New York Times: Not every advocate of gay equality and same-sex marriage is convinced that turning away from “Ender’s Game,” which cost about $110 million to make, is the best way to counter Mr. Card. “No way am ...

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Lionsgate Denounces NOM & Orson Scott Card, Will Host Ender’s Game LGBT Benefit

“As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from GODS AND MONSTERS to THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and a Company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those ...

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Tweet Of The Day II

(Tipped by JMG reader Dave)

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Geeks Out Reacts To “Tolerance” Plea

Geeks Out has posted a response to Orson Scott Card’s plea for “tolerance.” This plea for tolerance is perhaps a bridge too far, especially from someone who characterized gay marriage as “the bludgeon [The Left] use to make sure that it becomes illegal to teach traditional values in the schools,” (2012). There’s nothing more democratic and tolerant than a consumer ...

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NOM: Orson Scott Card Has Been Blacklisted By Hollywood! (But We Won’t Mention Him Saying Our Entire Campaign Of Hatred Is Now “Moot”)

NOM still hasn’t responded to Orson Scott Card saying that marriage equality in all 50 states is inevitable and that the issue is now “moot.” But just now they did tweet a link to a story whining that Card has been blacklisted by Hollywood. You’re a best-selling author. Your beloved sci-fi novel that’s been a fan favorite for decades is ...

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Brian Brown: Please Send Us More Money For Our Doomed And “Moot” Campaign

“Let’s face it: Anthony Kennedy and his activist cronies on the Supreme Court are itching to redefine marriage and impose same-sex ‘marriage’ on an unwilling nation. Justice Scalia has warned us clearly in his dissent that the only thing that will stop Kennedy and crew is their own sense of what they can get away with. The most direct and ...

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Gay Sci-Fi Author David Gerrold Slams Orson Scott Card Over “Tolerance” Plea

“After twenty years of despicably virulent homophobia, no. This is just another detestable characterization of LGBT people — that we are intolerant. Intolerant? Of people who want to lock us up, put us in concentration camps, deny us our civil rights? Intolerant? Are you fucking kidding me? You want me to be tolerant, Scott? First be one of those people ...

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Orson Scott Card Pleads For “Tolerance”

“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. 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 ...

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