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Gay Kryptonite
Taki's Magazine ^ | March 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle

Posted on 03/21/2013 8:04:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Gay activists insist that “faggot” comes from the word for the kindling beneath the feet of heretical homosexuals. That’s a lie.

But while the word “faggot” doesn’t come from “a bundle of sticks,” the word “fascist” does.

Funny, that.

Behold: In the name of “truth, justice and the American way,” a renowned science-fiction writer has just been condemned to (professional) death for expressing his views on homosexuality in a tiny Mormon magazine almost twenty-five years ago.

Orson Scott Card wrote the beloved 1985 Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Ender’s Game“ about the innocence of a child winning out over war and hatred,” an “irony” which seems to be making his “homophobia” all the more heartbreaking to his lifelong (liberal) fans.

So what did Card say?

Back in 1990—and again in 2004—he objected to the legalization of sodomy and “gay marriage” by judicial fiat. If unelected judges can nullify thousands of years of civil and religious law in a trice, he asked, what else will our robed rulers force us to accept? Will ordinary people someday rise up against this tyrannical system?

“These spindly beta males all secretly see themselves as righteous macho caped crusaders, rescuing the world whether it needs it or not.”

That candid, decades-long (and, some would say, perfectly sound) opposition to “gay marriage” in particular and top-down social engineering in general suddenly rendered Card persona non grata when DC Comics hired him to write a Superman comic last month.......

(Excerpt) Read more at takimag.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Religion
KEYWORDS: comicbooks; comics; homosexualagenda; orsonscottcard; superman

1 posted on 03/21/2013 8:04:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Card’s essays on this were posted on ornery.org and may still be there. Very thoughtful and reasoned, he’s no hater.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 8:05:52 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

faggot comes from the word of English meatballs

fags are the English word from cigs.

I’ve used foggots for years and fags as I;m from there ad I couldn;t careless about the turd poking PC


3 posted on 03/21/2013 8:09:43 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BUMP!


4 posted on 03/21/2013 8:09:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The definitions I have read include a bundle of sticks or twigs or a cigarette.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 8:11:38 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Card is one of my faves. Like Alan Dean foster. Smart people.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 8:14:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

My two favorite authors are WEB Griffin and the late Robert Jordan.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 8:16:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“These spindly beta males all secretly see themselves as righteous macho caped crusaders, rescuing the world whether it needs it or not.”

Therein lies the fundamental nature of many modern problems.

8 posted on 03/21/2013 8:16:56 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: DBrow
Card is a talented writer. DC Comics need his talent far more than he needs them. If they want to p*ss away an opportunity to avoid offending the pink mafia, he can find far better gigs than they can offer . . . or create his own.

You're right. His opinion essays are very reasoned. I wonder if he even considers himself a Democrat anymore.

9 posted on 03/21/2013 8:17:40 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is an affablity or the likeness to that in Card and Foster that I relate to. Jordan is all right. But he comes off more as trying too hard. Just my thought. Also digged Jack Chalker. Not that I know anything. Stephen R. Donaldson. Boxed sets.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Vigilanteman

“I wonder if he even considers himself a Democrat anymore. “

I spoke with him a year, year and a half ago. He’s still a Democrat.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 8:24:06 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Food.

The Obama admin has released a study that being gay is a health risk .

75% of all carpet munchers are fat.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 8:27:19 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When aliens come to earth after we annihilate ourselves for a bit of archeology, there will be copies of Enders Game found as well as refrences to OSC in whatever records remain. His work is pervasive. What the will not find are any such references to the DC people/management/writers/artists of today.

I’d say OSC wins in a walk.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 8:27:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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14 posted on 03/21/2013 8:29:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I've driven past here many a time. Ironic, because of fags we've lost our bearings.

15 posted on 03/21/2013 9:13:07 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
Around 2000 I was at the Statue of Liberty and there was a girl of about 7 wearing a baseball cap that said FAG on it.

How odd, I thought. Then I heard her family speaking German.

Is this the same company?

16 posted on 03/21/2013 10:57:44 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But while the word “faggot” doesn’t come from “a bundle of sticks,” the word “fascist” does.

Yes it does. A fact made clear in the miltary description of bundles of sticks and brushwood to fill trenches/moats as "fascines".

Ftom this the uses was extended to a bundle of anything, such as minced meat.

However use of "faggot" ro refer to homosexualists only dates from USAian usage in the early 20th Century. Which is too late to assert a Mediæval connexion.

17 posted on 03/22/2013 1:48:20 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: manc

Faggots are also a small bunch of sticks. Just look at Wikipedia and you will see it comes from middle English - and has nothing whatsoever to do with gays. More oppression fantasties from the gay left...


18 posted on 03/22/2013 2:56:11 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A review of Cart’s essays would reveal his condemnation of legislating from the bench, not the content of the legislation.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 3:37:35 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: bigheadfred

Card has written some excellent stuff, such as Ender and the Alvin Maker series.

But then he also wrote a multi-book retelling of the Book of Mormon as SF, which unless (possibly) you are Mormon is essentially unreadable. IMO, of course.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 4:09:39 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: manc

Probably shouldn’t go around claiming to enjoy ‘smoking fags’ when you are in the states...


21 posted on 03/22/2013 4:23:28 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: boop

It’s probably the same company, Fischers Aktien-Gesellschaft. In German it’s no more unusual than a company here called Fisher, Inc., but in English ...


22 posted on 03/22/2013 5:17:32 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Brits also have an expression "fag end" which refers to the loose end of a rope (and by extension, a cigarette) or the frayed end of an article of clothing. (It also has a figurative meaning of the end run of manufactured items, usually of poor quality.)

I'll guess the origin is the "loose end" connotation which probably began as a course joke.

23 posted on 03/22/2013 6:44:25 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: DBrow

Then he could form an awfully small club called the “Sane Democrat Caucus.”


24 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:12 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoldierDad

WWI doughboys’ song:

“Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile.

“While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag, smile, boys, that’s the style.

“What’s the use of worrying, it was never worth while,

“So, pack your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!”


25 posted on 03/22/2013 10:00:58 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: boop

I don’t know it it’s the same company as the baseball cap, but I know I have seen the building with its big sign for decades in Joplin, MO. I think I had a relative that worked there a long time ago. I think the FAG stood for something, but I don’t know what.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 11:06:54 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
"I think the FAG stood for something, but I don’t know what."

LOL! You made a funny!

27 posted on 03/22/2013 4:52:39 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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