In a recent statement to Entertainment Weekly, Orson Scott Card responded to a proposed boycott of the upcoming film adaptation of his novel Ender’s Game by informing the movie-going public that it doesn’t really matter that he’s been working ceaselessly for the last decade to make sure gay people don’t get basic human rights, or that he advocated the violent overthrow of the government should same-sex marriage become legal, or that he’s used his position as a popular author as a platform from which to spew increasingly aggressive anti-equality rhetoric like his comment in a 2004 essay that gays “cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that society.”This is ridiculous. Orson Scott Card has not advocated the violent overthrow of the government. He has opposed same-sex marriage, but so have Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, and millions of others.
Hollywood is almost entirely pro-gay. Is anyone boycotting Hollywood? Of all the major political interest groups in the USA, I think that the gays and lesbians are the most intolerant.