Sep 10, 2011

The Ungodly Vilification of Orson Scott Card

After my post about Hamlet's Father, I've been keeping a close eye on the whole little drama. And sure enough, Uncle Orson Answers Everything and a response popped up on Hatrack. Turns out there are no gay characters in that novella. Hamlet's dad was a pedophile and not homosexual. Those are some pesky semantics there, mister, especially when you're known to have stated that pedophilia is the natural way to turn people gay (you can find the link to that quote in the previous post). Uncle Orson proceeds to defend himself by claiming to have written about "sympathetic homosexual characters" in the 80s and 90s, but that he has stopped because he's been targeted by the "Inquisition of Political Correctness" and doesn't want to be accused of any more homophobia.

Gee-whiz, Mr. Card, don't you think it would be easier to escape that hateful accusation if you weren't, I don't know, a member of The National Organization for Marriage?

Honestly, some people are so confused...

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