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  • 'Ender's Game' Movie Profits Won't Go to Orson Scott Card

    11/01/2013 10:03:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | OCT 31, 2013 | Esther Zuckerman
    Orson Scott Card, the outspokenly homophobic author of the book Ender's Game, won't get any of the box office money from the movie that opens tomorrow. So is there still cause for boycott? Though there has been a call to boycott the film over Card's support of anti-gay causes, Josh Dickey of The Wrap reported yesterday evening that Card will not benefit—at least not directly—from the film's success. Sources "both inside and outside the companies that produced the" movie confirmed to Dickey that Card gets no back-end on the movie, and has already been paid the money he will get...
  • Orson Scott Card Worries About Obama Turning "Urban Gangs" Into His Personal Police Force

    10/13/2013 3:13:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Slate ^ | August 14, 2013 | David Weigel (member, Ezra Klein's journ-o-list)
    The controversy over Orson Scott Card's opposition to gay marriage appears to have simmered down. Maybe it'll kick up again as the Ender's Game premiere closes in, but it shouldn't—Card's religious objection to gay marriage is shared by a substantial minority of Americans, and holding it against him is a little pat. The actual outrage over what's happening to gay Russians appears to have captured all the anger being directed Card's way. That's good! The gay marriage foofarah was a distraction from Card's much more fascinating political paranoia. His last column on politics is a sort of masterpiece of that...
  • Ender's Game - Final Trailer - Official - 2013

    08/06/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 6, 2013 | SummitScreeningRoom
    ENDER'S GAME is an epic adventure starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. Based on the best-selling, award winning novel. Only in theaters November 1, 2013.
  • Why Do We Boycott 'Ender's Game' But Give Roman Polanski An Oscar?

    08/03/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 76 replies
    policy mic ^ | 7/1/2013 | Angie Hartley
    Orson Scott Card, whose science-fiction book Ender's Game is being released as a film, is a conservative Mormon with a long history of attacking gay people and their rights. He's also one of the most respected sci-fi writers of all time. This has really got sci-fi fans and gay rights activists in a moral dilemma as the momentum for the film builds up to its November 1 release. Orson Scott Card has gone far beyond opposing gay marriage. In 1990, he wrote in Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’ Author Speaks Out on Boycott of Movie Version Over His Anti-Gay Marriage Statements

    07/09/2013 4:25:52 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 87 replies
    Yahoo Movie Talk ^ | July 9th, 2013 | Mark Deming
    The author of the novel "Ender's Game" has spoken out about the controversy that's flared up over the upcoming movie adaptation in the past few days, but he doesn't sound eager to smooth ruffled feathers, declaring the statements that angered fans are "moot." Geeks OUT, a group that "rallies, empowers, and promotes the queer geek community," are calling for a boycott of the "Ender's Game" movie based on statements about gay marriage made by Orson Scott Card, who wrote the much-loved young adult sci-fi novel in 1985. Card, a strongly outspoken opponent of gay marriage, wrote of the subject in...
  • Who's Gearing Up to Boycott Harrison Ford’s 'Ender's Game' Film? [boycott = publicity = more sales]

    07/09/2013 3:19:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Bryan Enk
    It's one of the most highly anticipated films of the upcoming holiday movie season, though "Ender's Game" now has a considerable amount of controversy to go with the hype. Geeks OUT has launched an online protest of the film due to author Orson Scott Card being an outspoken opponent of gay marriage. Called "Skip Ender's Game," the boycott urges potential audiences to steer clear of the film, which is based on Card's popular 1985 novel. "Do NOT see this movie! Do not buy a ticket at the theater, do not purchase the DVD, do not watch it on-demand," Geeks OUT...
  • 'Ender's Game' author Orson Scott Card responds to critics: The gay marriage issue is 'moot'

    07/08/2013 5:15:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    EW.com ^ | July 8, 2013
    Responding to reports of a nascent boycott against the upcoming movie version of his beloved 1985 sci-fi novel Ender’s Game because of his stated opposition to same-sex marriage, author Orson Scott Card has released a statement exclusively to EW. He declares the gay-marriage issue “moot” due to last month’s Supreme Court rulings. He also makes a plea for gay-marriage supporters to “show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute.” His full statement is below.
  • First Ender's Game trailer released

    05/07/2013 1:20:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2013 | SummitScreeningRoom
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  • First Look: A (Very) Brief Introduction to 'Ender's Game'

    05/04/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2013 | Mark Deming
    Are you a fan of Orson Scott Card's best-selling young adult science fiction novel "Ender's Game"? Are you eager for the first glimpse of the film adaption that's due in theaters in November? Well, the good news is it's up on line, and don't worry – it won’t take long at all for you to check it out. "Ender's Game" is vying to become the next major movie franchise based on a hot young adult literary property, and while fans will have to wait until May 7 to see the first full trailer, what could be described as a trailer...
  • Gay Kryptonite

    03/21/2013 8:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | March 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Gay activists insist that “faggot” comes from the word for the kindling beneath the feet of heretical homosexuals. That’s a lie. But while the word “faggot” doesn’t come from “a bundle of sticks,” the word “fascist” does. Funny, that. Behold: In the name of “truth, justice and the American way,” a renowned science-fiction writer has just been condemned to (professional) death for expressing his views on homosexuality in a tiny Mormon magazine almost twenty-five years ago. Orson Scott Card wrote the beloved 1985 Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Ender’s Game“ about the innocence of a child winning out over war...
  • 'Superman' Artist Quits Over Protests Surrounding Anti-Gay Marriage Writer

    03/05/2013 4:02:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 5, 2013 | Breitbart News
    The artist assigned to illustrate author Orson Scott Card's upcoming Superman series for DC Comics is leaving the gig in the wake of protests regarding Card's views on gay issues.
  • Gay Rights Campaign Against Card Pernicious and Counter-Productive

    02/16/2013 3:27:50 PM PST · by Marcus · 1 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The same-sex marriage wars took a decidedly ugly turn, according to the Washington Times, when a group of gay activists started a petition to demand that DC Comics fire a Mormon writer for his opposition to gay marriage. The writer in question is Orson Scott Card, best known for his science fiction novels such as "Ender's Game," soon to be a major motion picture starring, among others, Harrison Ford. Card has been employed by DC Comics as a writer for its new digital product, "Adventures of Superman."
  • Gay rights activists demand DC Comics fire Mormon Superman writer (Orson Scott Card)

    02/13/2013 1:03:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>A writer for DC Comics‘ Superman series has come under attack by homosexual rights activists, who view his work as anti-gay and want him fired.</p> <p>Orson Scott Card is one of a team of writers and artists to create the new digital DC Comics product, “Adventures of Superman,” according to a report from Fox News. Mr. Card is a Mormon and vocal opponent of gay marriage. Fox News reported he once referred to same-sex marriage as the end of democracy in American and suggested “the left is at war with the family.”</p>
  • DC Comics targeted for hiring anti-gay author to write Superman story

    02/12/2013 10:42:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    © 1995-2013 Comic Book Resources. All Rights Reserved. ^ | February 12, 2013 @ 08:01 AM | by Kevin Melrose
    Just days after announcing its latest digital-first anthology Adventures of Superman, DC Comics faces a growing wave of criticism for hiring Ender’s Game author, and vocal gay-rights opponent, Orson Scott Card to write the first chapter. An online petition calling on the publisher to drop the “virulently anti-gay writer” has already drawn more than 4,800 signers.... Although Card is best known for his award-winning 1985 novel Ender’s Game, he has become notorious for outspoken views on homosexuality and his advocacy against gay rights.... Adventures of Superman debuts online April 29 and in print May 29.
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman Begins

    02/09/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | February 9, 2013 | Rich Johnston
    Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman BeginsPosted on February 9, 2013 by Rich Johnston What if Jack Chick wrote Superman? Courtesy of Kat Rocha. So, yesterday I wrote an article in response to requests I’d had to promote an organised campaign to boycott DC, Superman and to get Orson Scott Card fired off the Superman Adventures book for being an anti-gay marriage activist and holding virulent homphobic views. Instead I wrote a piece taking issue with that concept. That I found the idea of campaigning to get a writer fired because you disagreed with his beliefs, however...
  • 'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford stares down Asa Butterfield in first photo

    12/06/2012 12:21:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | December 5, 2012 | Grady Smith
    Anyone who has read Orson Scott Card’s beloved 1985 sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game, can understand why, for the past 20 years, Hollywood has been unable to adapt the book. After all, it’s challenging enough to shoot a movie about pint-sized military recruits fighting each other in a futuristic, space-set Battle School, but it’s an even taller order to capture the novel’s complex themes about war and morality...
  • Democracy Did Not Fail

    11/12/2012 6:17:18 PM PST · by gymbeau · 15 replies
    The Ornery American ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    Democracy Did Not Fail To you newspeople at CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC. To you journalists at the New York Times, the Washington Post, at newspapers all over America. You did it. You won. You were able to get Barack Obama his second term. You knew that if you told the American people the truth, they would not have reelected this man. Americans don't vote to reelect a commander-in-chief who abandons our soldiers and agents and ambassadors when they're under enemy fire. But you, confident that you are much wiser than the American people, you decided we had no reason to...
  • "Let's Unlose This war"

    10/12/2012 3:26:13 PM PDT · by TexasBarak · 11 replies
    Hatrack.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    The reason it is so depressing to read Alone, the middle volume of William Manchester's biography of Winston Churchill, is not because the British government was so obtuse in failing to listen to Churchill's constant warnings about the rising menace of Adolf Hitler. Why should that be depressing? After all, when Hitler finally got the war he had wanted for so long, Churchill was elevated at last to be prime minister of Britain, and in that position he saved Britain and, by the way, the world. So this is the prelude to a tale of triumph. It is sad to...
  • Civilization Watch

    Isn't it funny to watch the Obama administration erupt in outrage (dutifully followed by their media pets) over Romney daring to criticize their astonishingly inept handling of the embassy invasions in Egypt and Libya? Remember candidate Obama in 2008? Russia invaded the nation of Georgia – once part of its empire – and Obama, far from pursuing a "unified" foreign policy, criticized the Bush administration's handling of the affair. Said Obama at the time, "This is a matter that should be left to the United Nations."