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Old July 10 2013, 03:09 AM   #68
DalekJim
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Re: Orson Scott Card "Please don't boycott my film!"

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I really would dread seeing a bunch of protesters outside of movie theaters calling people homophobes and bigots as they are taking their children to see this movie.
Shit like this has happened already. People are being branded as supporters of homophobia for praising Card's writing or saying they'll pay to see the movie. It's putting a knee-jerk emotional reaction over intellectual thought.

People have the right not to go watch Ender's Game, They do not have the right to never be offended, and their desire not to be upset should not affect other people's freedoms and happiness. Aggressive political correctness has only served to make liberals more sensitive when they do see material offensive to them. If people don't want to see Ender's Game because it'll upset them so much being reminded of the author's views regarding marital legislation, then that is fine. Weird, but fine. If they don't want Orson Scott Card to receive their money because of his opinions, then that is also fine.

But dismissing the book itself as being homophobic is infuriating to me.
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