It should be an exciting time for Orson Scott Card, as his greatest work, “Ender’s Game,” has become a major motion picture. But Card’s stance against gay marriage hasn’t exactly made him popular with those who disagree with his views. Card wrote a story for anthology Adventures of Superman that DC had to shelve after artist Chris Sprouse left the project. He cited the media firestorm surrounding the book as the reason.
There was no way “Ender’s Game” was going to peacefully enter cinemas without further problems for Card. He has released a statement citing the Supreme Court’s recent decision as making the whole argument pointless.
“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
The author is smart enough to know this release won’t end the planned boycotts. Perhaps it gives him some good PR with moviegoers who don’t care take politics into account when making film choices. I suspect that is the majority of them. If “Ender’s Game” is a good movie, it is going to make a whole bunch of money and increase sales of Card’s books.