Orson Scott Card, a talented science fiction writer, is part of a team of writers and artists assembled by DC Comics to create an “Adventures of Superman” comic series ahead of the release of the summer Superman film Man of Steel.* Card is also a believer in the Biblical definition of marriage who has the courage to say so.
Card’s association with the National Organization for Marriage, one of America’s preeminent traditional marriage advocacy organizations that was founded by respected conservatives Maggie Gallagher and Professor Robbie George – and his willingness to speak publicly in favor of his values – has long-earned him the enmity of homosexual activists and the advocates of same sex marriage.
Orson Scott Card’s views, such as “the left is at war with the family,” and opposition to same sex marriage are reflective of his Christian faith and hardly “out of the mainstream,” but they have now earned him and DC comics a call from homosexual activists for a boycott.
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown told Fox News he was simply stunned that homosexual activists are trying to destroy a man’s career.
“This is completely un-American and it needs to be stopped,” Brown said. “Simply because we stand up for traditional marriage, some people feel like it is okay to target us for intimidation and punishment.”
Brown called the attacks on Card frightening and said it’s another example of radical homosexual activists trying to punish those who believe marriage should be a union between a man and woman.
“Marriage is the union of a man and a woman,” Brown said. “That is not hateful. That is not bigoted.”
He said it’s not the first time radical homosexuals have tried to have people fired for their personal beliefs. Brown has compiled a list of Americans who have been targeted for simply expressing their cultural and religious beliefs, including the story of a waitress in California who gave money to Proposition Eight. Radical homosexual activists set up picket lines at the restaurant calling for her ouster.
DC Comics has, so far at least, defended freedom of expression and religion as a spokesperson released a statement to Fox News standing by Card.
“As content creators we steadfastly support freedom of expression, however the personal views of individuals associated with DC Comics are just that – personal views – and not those of the company itself,” the statement read.
There are plenty of others outside the traditional marriage movement, such as Rich Johnston of the comic fan website Bleeding Cool, who agree with DC Comics’ stand. Johnston said it was wrong to demand Card’s firing.
“It’s a very dangerous game,” he wrote. “It has led in the past to witch trials, McCarthyite or otherwise… And next time? It could be you.”
The National Organization for Marriage’s Brown said much the same thing when he told Fox News. “We can disagree on core issues – but we can do so in such a way where we don’t try to hurt or intimidate each other.”
The targeting of Orson Scott Card and DC Comics is just the latest in a long list of attempts by radical homosexual activists to destroy those who support traditional marriage and western cultural values and enforce their desire to radically remake American society along secular liberal lines on the rest of us.
The goal of these radical homosexuals is not to win the argument and to convince their fellow citizens that they are right; it is to intimidate traditional marriage advocates and drive them from the public square.
* DC Entertainment’s “Adventures of Superman” series is being launched with a story written by Orson Scott Card. Card is slated to be co-writer on the first two installments of the series. Aaron Johnston, who has previously worked with Card on Marvel’s Ender’s Game comics as well as a number of science fiction novels, is the other writer. Chris Sprouse and Karl Story are slated to illustrate these comics.