"Ender's Game" author Orson Scott Card may have recently proclaimed the gay marriage issue "moot," but studio Lionsgate isn't done addressing the conversation.
The studio is adapting Card's popular novel into a movie this fall, and potential viewers have threatened to boycott the movie as a call to action against Card's views on gay marriage.
The controversy prompted Card to release a statement last week, in which he said that the futuristic "Ender's Game" "has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984."
"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," Card concluded.
Lionsgate, meanwhile, isn't interested in waiting around. In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, the studio distanced itself from Card's stance.
“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 of the National Organization for Marriage," Lionsgate said.
"However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of "Ender's Game." The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. ... Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for 'Ender's Game.'"
It might have made sense for the article to at least touch on the controversy, which is central to the article, within the article, so that we who are not familiar with the 'controversy', could understand the need for the disclaimers.
the guy has a dysfunctional s-x life and now they are calling him an addict...stupid
Orsen Card is a hypocrite. A money-grubbing hypocrite.
And Lionsgate is filled with fools for ever doing business with him, and not expecting this to happen.
If his paycheck were not on the line, Card would still be spewing his hate.
Personally....i thought the book was REALLY BAD. If you read it, you can easily see how he expanded it from it's original version to the bloated hodge-podge-plot. And the idiotic ending...that in the final 'game'....Ender was actually fighting the aliens, and not simulating the fight....was a very poor attempt at a Matheson-esque ending.
Go Pliny!!! Smear that sh!t in his face and make him eat it!!!
Card is still spewing hate. He retains his position on the board of directors for NOM, an organization routinely criticized by the SPLC for it's anti-gay propaganda efforts. Money Card derives from this film will certainly be used to fund legislation deepening existing discrimination against LGBT people. Card didn't just sell screenplay rights to Ender's Game to Lionsgate, he is a co-producer of the film. Whatever message the movie may present, the profits from it will be used to pay for attacks on the rights of lesbians and gays. This is still an issue, and a benefit gala by Lionsgate doesn't offset it, although that is a nice gesture on their part.
The guys a great writer. I don't give a damn about his political views. I will watch the movie, and then eat a Chick-fil-A sandwich!
I would go see this movie..
Harrison Ford is hot
Maybe it's me but I think Lesbeans are hella funny. Especially gay ones.
You're not the real Cartman, he would have put it more eloquently.
BOY DOES SHE LOOK STUPID AGAIN FOLKS DOESN'T SHE...BAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAA
"Folks"? Who your immaginary turd friends? Yuo really are a pathetic hack. hahahaha! I laugh at you and your pathetic posts.
2006 until 2014....stabbed in the back 2009 and continues too stab...business as usual...
she's my marriage role model...haaaaaaaaaaaa
illusions more like delusions...hahahahahah
yuck how old is she?
are you reading this
ewwwwwwwwww no way
once again...can you imagine at her age pushing 50 and tricked into it after years of being together? you cannot make this stuff up folks....
that is so sad
the last person I would use as an example in relationships is you....I can assure you of that...I would never ever ever
follow what you do in a marriage...I have positive people in my life that know what they are doing...screaming at him 24 hours and day belittling him in front of everyone ...you may deserve it
Tricked, used ...couples should not do that...that's the way you function...it sad....
I would rethink what is coming out of your mouth....you look like a fool right now.
Thanks but I don't take advice from annonymous fat hack slobs. Mind your own business, dear!
What, I should rethink my position on redneck h0m0-phobes such as yourself? I wouldn't pi$$ on em if they were burning.
happy couples never think that way...another mess
read through them...nothing too for an opinion about...same distorted info
heading out in 1/2 hr...bye all enjoy your evenings
I read the book last summer and its about these people in space who are really really constipated so Earth sends out a rescue ship loaded with prunes.
It might be an ok movie. Probably not though.
Definition of moot: "Open to Discussion!"
It's rude to speak with your mouth full of sh!t. Keep your ignorance to yourself you fcuking redneck fool.
Noone want to force anything onto you, you fat ugly slimy loser. You'd be lucky to be raped by that Castro guy.
Take your NAZI hatred and move to Russia or one of those African countries where gays are punished with death. Maybe you would get along with the Iranians or the Saudis better. Your views seem to be in line with theirs.
Well I can construct sentences better than you. SO even if i am a redneck, ima still smarter than you. And better looking.
Well why not?
You sick pig. you dont hear gays complaining about the fadge jooce on your d!ck.
If someone opens their mouth and feces comes flying out – should we care about their sh!tty opinion? Fcuking toool.
@SickofPC. You're dead.
hate tool bashers...
Don't be so jealous of me. You were simply born fat, its not your fault.
I never said that he shouldnt use me for that purpose but I never stated the facts before anyway so there.
Im so sorry, but I've run out of human feces – your favourite ingredient.
You should so write a romantic novel tracie!
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