The group Geeks Out has launched an online protest and is asking people to “Skip Ender’s Game” because of anti-gay marriage comments made by Orson Scott Card, author of the 1985 book upon which the Lionsgate film is based.
“Do not buy a ticket at the theater, do not purchase the DVD, do not watch it on-demand. Ignore all merchandise and toys,” the site implores. “By pledging to Skip Ender’s Game, we can send a clear and serious message to Card and those that do business with his brand of anti-gay activism—whatever he’s selling, we’re not buying.”
I’m doing the risky thing by going a little bit political here (if you can call it that). I’m a rarity in the film world in that I am on the side of Orson Scott Card here — at least on this issue. I am not a Mormon and think that Mormons have quite a few problems and is not compatible with me as a Christian, but in this instance I’m willing to stand with and defend the guy. He has a viewpoint here too, he has an opinion, and I suppose it’s the protestors right to boycott, but I for one will be willing to support him all the more.
Anyway, there I go again, winning friends and influencing people…