Orson Scott Card Calls Gay Marriage Issue “Moot”

Orson Scott Card Calls Gay Marriage Issue “Moot”
Grady Smith - Entertainment Weekly

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.


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.

Orson Scott Card

Note his language saying “those who disagreed” past tense. He’s definitely trying to position himself a little differently now. It’s too bad because I would have preferred he stick to his guns a bit. I think he has a great point about the intolerance of the “tolerant”. I imagine he’s under a lot of pressure from the powers that be overseeing the upcoming film to try to diffuse the situation and get people to give up the boycott and get to the movie theaters to see the film.