Orson Scott Card Quits Board Of Natio...

Orson Scott Card Quits Board Of National Organization for Marriage

There are 8 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Jul 22, 2013, titled Orson Scott Card Quits Board Of National Organization for Marriage. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Orson Scott Card has quite the board of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage after pressure built against his movie Ender's Game.

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#1 Jul 22, 2013
He's a MORMON male.

It's ALL about appearances.

(That's why so many of them are over-stressed nuts)

Since: Jan 10

Pataskala, OH

#2 Jul 22, 2013
He's a ho plain and simple. But, it's good hear that haters will not prosper as long as they, well, hate.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#3 Jul 22, 2013
Mr. Card, STAND FIRM. This issue is getting you new readers and will have people attending your movie who never would have without the gay boycott. I just got your book in the mail yesterday. I'd never even heard of you until this stupid boycott. STAND FIRM and trust God. All will be fine and better than you ever expected.

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#6 Jul 22, 2013
Chance, it's a good story, and books 2 and 3 go in completely unexpected directions, and very well at that. The 4th didn't need to be written and is decidedly inferior. He is a VERY uneven writer, from project to project.

He's already financially comfortable. Has been for a long while.

Our problem is what he's done with the money he gets ... harmed a great many people.

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#7 Jul 23, 2013
Does Card really think quitting the board of NOM is going to change anything? Not too bright, is he?

Still, I have mixed feelings about this. Here's a snippet of another article on the same site ( http://lezgetreal.com/2013/07/david-gerrold-o... ) that does a good job of capturing the other side of the boycott issue.

[QUOTE who="Bridgette P. LaVictoire"]
On his Facebook Page, Gerrold went on to say “But here’s the thing. Boycotting the film would hurt all the other good people who were part of its production, people who deserve to see their hard work acknowledged and appreciated...So … my feeling is that every individual needs to examine his/her own conscience and make up his/her own mind how to balance dislike of Card’s politics against what might be an extraordinary film.”[/QUOTE]

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#8 Jul 23, 2013
Personally, I have always found that boycotts of books, movies, and the like have done nothing more than boosted the sales of the products boycotted. I never heard of the guy before this, and certainly did not know of his books. I'm not likely to buy his books or see any movies about them after this, but then I probably wouldn't have anyway.

I think boycotts should be used more on a local level than on a nationwide basis.

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#10 Jul 23, 2013
RalphB wrote:
Personally, I have always found that boycotts of books, movies, and the like have done nothing more than boosted the sales of the products boycotted. I never heard of the guy before this, and certainly did not know of his books. I'm not likely to buy his books or see any movies about them after this, but then I probably wouldn't have anyway.
I think boycotts should be used more on a local level than on a nationwide basis.
Sorry Ralph, but the Speculative Fiction market runs on book tours and AF/ComicCons. Getting dis-ed at the recent San Diego ComicCon, where before you were lionized? The usual attendees at such events, and his reader market are people who like alternate universes ... read DIVERSITY. To find out that one of their more favored writers isn't just Mormon (they could see and handle that) but an anti-diversity bigot? and loud and active about it?

He's effectively slushie-d the faces of his fan-base, and sided with the bully jocks.

Card needs to wake-up and smell the ass ... his own.

“Equality First”

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#11 Jul 24, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Sorry Ralph, but the Speculative Fiction market runs on book tours and AF/ComicCons. Getting dis-ed at the recent San Diego ComicCon, where before you were lionized? The usual attendees at such events, and his reader market are people who like alternate universes ... read DIVERSITY. To find out that one of their more favored writers isn't just Mormon (they could see and handle that) but an anti-diversity bigot? and loud and active about it?
He's effectively slushie-d the faces of his fan-base, and sided with the bully jocks.
Card needs to wake-up and smell the ass ... his own.
I have to admit, I am not the ComicCon type, so I'll leave it up to those fans to do as they will. But I still hold with my hypothesis that local is better than national for a boycott.

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