As you may have heard, Orson Scott Card is in the news. His book "Ender's Game" has been turned into a movie and will be coming out soon.
The producer's were concerned about Card's rabid anti-gay statements in the past harming box office for the film. In the run-up to the movie, DC hired Scott to write a story for an online comic, bring out petitions and controversy, resulting in the artist assigned to illustrate the comic to resign from the project. Salon helpfully has a round-up of Card's statements and misinformation about homosexuality. A few highlights:
1990: Card argued that states should keep sodomy laws on the books in order to punish unruly gays–presumably implying that the fear of breaking the law ought to keep most gay men in the closet where they belonged.
2004: He claimed that most homosexuals are the self-loathing victims of child abuse, who became gay “through a disturbing seduction or rape or molestation or abuse.”
2008: In 2008, Card published his most controversial anti-gay screed yet, in the Mormon Times, where he argued that gay marriage “marks the end of democracy in America,” that homosexuality was a “tragic genetic mixup,” and that allowing courts to redefine marriage was a slippery slope towards total homosexual political rule and the classifying of anyone who disagreed as “mentally ill”...
Scott has appeared in an interview saying his views are "moot" in light of the recent Supreme Court decision and boycotting the film would be a kind of religious discrimination against his views. Wired called Scott's call for tolerance "ironic".
Card was a strong supporter of North Carolina's Amendment One. He remains on the board of the hate group the National Organization for Marriage. It's unknown how much he donated to groups supporting Amendment One or how much of the profits from the "Ender's Game" film would wind up in the coffers of NOM or other groups spreading hate speech about gays or working to keep or make gay marriage illegal in different states.
No, legalizing gay marriage is not about making it possible for gay people to become couples.
It's about giving the left the power to force anti-religious values on our children. Once they legalize gay marriage, it will be the bludgeon they use to make sure that it becomes illegal to teach traditional values in the schools.
Our children will be barraged with the deceptions of the left. Parents will be forbidden to remove their children from the propaganda.
Any child with any gender or sexual confusion will be pushed inexorably away from the decision to establish a traditional family. They'll be told, again and again, that any sign of effeminacy or gender confusion or same-sex attraction is an irrevocable, lifelong compulsion and they might as well shape their lives accordingly.
The left is at war with the family, and they want control of our children's education. That's what those signs on the lawns are about.
I'm not making this up – it's already happening wherever the left has complete control of education. Parents in those places are already forbidden to opt out of sexual and gender propaganda.
The Rhino Times, the Greensboro rag that was a source libertarian, Tea Bagger and antigay rhetoric for so long in the area, and the primary outlet for Card's anti-liberal missives over the years, announced in May that it's shutting down because of a lack of advertising revenue.