Monday, January 21, 2008

Homophobic Science Fiction

... reminds us of how much further we have to go before we fully honor  the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Turns out that well regarded Sci Fi Writer, Orson Scott Card is a rabid homophobe.  I knew there was a reason I did not read any of this books.  Kudos to the Free Range librarian for the link.

“‘ “I find the comparison between civil rights based on race and supposed new rights being granted for what amounts to deviant behavior to be really kind of ridiculous. There is no comparison. A black as a person does not by being black harm anyone. Gay rights is a collective delusion that’s being attempted. And the idea of ‘gay marriage’ — it’s hard to find a ridiculous enough comparison.’” — Orson Scott Card

Actually Mr. Card, the civil rights movement is based on equality of people.  Not judgements based on who is lesser than someone else regardless of the basis for that idea.

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