Nagisa Furukawa wrote:
Do these people seriously believe those with minority views shouldn't be entitled to any kind of employment? What kind of vile view is that?
This is precisely the issue for me.
I have no
problem with any individual who refuses to buy something Card's written (actually, I have no problem with any individual refusing to buy anything they don't want to for any reason).
I don't have a problem with someone expressing their views on Card and recommending to others that they not buy it either.
I start to have a problem when we get petitions, as the article says, "calling for DC to remove him from the book." That
is crossing the line. Don't like his Superman story? Don't buy it. But to lobby for him to lose his job? Sickening, just sickening.
Yea, I'm Gay and I agree. Boycott (as I would), tells others to Boycott, but, you can't call for him to be fired for a "thought crime".
Now, if he put out a story that specifically portrays those views, then certainly complain and let the Publisher know you were offended and therefore will not be purchasing any more, but, until he commits that "Attack", you can't punish him by calling for his termination.
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?