Card: tolerant government = ‘my mortal enemy’?

This is making the rounds a bit today and has been since the editorial was published. Orson Scott Card, popular โ“ sci-fi writer, who has included homosexual characters in his books ‘to create real and living characters’ is really quite adamant on gay marriage and the law[1]:

Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.

I’ve never read any of Card’s works, though I have been made aware of his views on homosexuality before, which he defends with a ‘love the sinner’ cop-out, however he still believe that laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books. Still, I don’t know what kind of reaction this is going to get, the more widespread the article becomes.

[1] Mormon Times: http://mormontimes.com/ME_blogs.php?id=1586

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4 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    The reaction is likely that lots of people will be upset with what he said, but he won’t care, because those people who don’t like his views are filthy heathens who will not get to heaven like he will. However, even though bitching about it to him won’t do anything, hitting him in the wallet will. If enough people are offended that they don’t buy his books and he takes a hit in the wallet, that means his weekly tithe goes down, and I doubt his church wants that to happen.

    Looking at the source where he wrote this opinion piece, it’s not a surprise he holds these views. ๐Ÿ™„ The Mormon church is pretty clear that they are not in favor of the homos, and they will excommunicate gay congregates from the church, so it is pretty much a “Dont As Don’t Tell” situation if you’re gay and a Mormon…and you’d better like girls enough that you marry one and produce lots of kids.

  2. William Mize says:

    Two words: Douchebag.
    See, this is why people should burn his books and go buy and read mine ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gilahi says:

    Comments similar to this one are why I stopped buying/reading Tom Clancy books.

  4. Name says:

    Definition of Marriage, which apparently only has one definition:

    • the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); “a long and happy marriage”; “God bless this union”
    • two people who are married to each other; “his second marriage was happier than the first”; “a married couple without love”
    • the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; “their marriage was conducted in the chapel”
    • a close and intimate union; “the marriage of music and dance”; “a marriage of ideas”

    huh.

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