Ender’s Game author hopes you won’t hold homophobia against him


Orson Scott Card, author of the sci-fi novel Ender’s Game, has made no secret of his opposition to same-sex marriage. This hasn’t been great for the publicity team behind the upcoming film adaptation of his book.

In the wake of America’s recent – and ground-breaking – Supreme Court rulings, Card issued a statement to EW, hoping that his views won’t keep viewers away from the movie.

Except, he says it a bit more belligerently.

“Ender’s Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984. With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. 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.”

Here is what he said of same-sex marriage in 2009:

“Marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down.”

Ender’s Game, directed by Gavin Hood and starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield, hits cinemas later this year.

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