I have been noting that several LGBT websites have comments about “Ender’s Game” a sci-fi movie. It will be released soon and will have Harrison Ford as its main actor. The problem lies not with the movie itself, but with its writer and producer, Orson Scott Card. It seems that Card is on record for consistent homophobic comments. He has attacked gay people and their relationships and fought against same-sex marriage. He is relentless and his comments are damaging untruths.
One website had many quotes, but I selected one article from The Rhinoceros Times, 2004. It is a 5,000 word condemnation of the gay lifestyle and is entitled “Homosexual ‘Marriage’ and Civilizaation. “
Here are three passages. After reading them, it is up to you what you do with the information.
Passage 1. Card writes: So it is a flat lie to say that homosexuals are deprived of any civil right pertaining to marriage. To get those civil rights, all homosexuals have to do is find someone of the opposite sex willing to join them in marriage.” “However emotionally bonded a pair of homosexual lovers may feel themselves to be, what they are doing is not marriage. Nor does society benefit in any way from treating it as if it were.”
Passage 2. Card continues: “But homosexual ‘marriage’ is an act of intolerance. It is an attempt to eliminate any special preference for marriage in society — to erase the protected status of marriage in the constant balancing act between civilization and individual reproduction. “So if my [gay] friends insist on calling what they do ‘marriage,’ they are not turning their relationship into what my wife and I have created, because no court has the power to change what their relationship actually is.”
Passage 3. Card adds: “The dark secret of homosexual society — the one that dares not speak its name — is how many homosexuals first entered into that world through a disturbing seduction or rape or molestation or abuse, and how many of them yearn to get out of the homosexual community and live normally.”
Paula here. Just had to end this dark and hateful negativity with a celebratory picture of who we really are – humans proud of our love.
Let’s match the Parade (This one is in Bucharest, Romania) with some warm and thoughtful statements.
-We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and it’s only end. (Benjamin Disraeli)
– The desire to love is wired into from the time of our birth and that love is not a choice. Love is necessary to our survival. (Anon)
-“The truth is, Portia and I aren’t as different from you as you might think. We’re just trying to find happiness in the bodies and minds we were given, like everyone else.” (Ellen)
And, if I may, one thought from me.
-Don’t be a prisoner by creating your own cage. Cages or prisons can be created in your mind. I say, break into that cage and unlock anything negative that holds you captive. Live free and love well. paula.