Outrage over DC Comics hiring of anti-gay author Orson Scott Card to write new Superman.
The outrage and boycotts have begun against DC Comics for hiring a nasty anti-gay Mormon author Orson Scott Card to write the new Superman saga. ”Adventures of Superman” digital-first release.
A petition was created on AllOut.org against Card. A description on the petition’s page reads thus:
OUTRAGE: DC Comics has just hired anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for their new digital Adventures of Superman. He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear.
Card, a Mormon had this to say to Salon’s Donna Minkowitz in 2000. “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.”
“And the idea of ‘gay marriage’ — it’s hard to find a ridiculous enough comparison,” Card continued, per Minkowitz. “By the way, I’d really hate it if your piece wound up focusing on the old charge that I’m a homophobe.”
you can sign the petition here
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