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DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman
GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe

Posted on 02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST by PapaBear3625

Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired

Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures.

Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April.

The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of homosexuality and has called gay marriage "the end of democracy in America". In 2009 he became a board member of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that campaigns against same-sex marriage.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: culturewars; dccomics; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; orsonscottcard; superheroes; superman
It is unacceptable to some, for a guy who opposes any part of the gay agenda to find work in the entertainment industry.

The blacklist lives on.

As far as Card's "the end of democracy in America" remark, I assume he's referring to the fact that gay marriage typically loses whenever it's allowed to be put on the ballot.

1 posted on 02/12/2013 6:24:43 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625

I wouldn’t say Card is anti-gay. Card’s a Mormon so he follows his church’s teachings on the matter. If they change, he changes.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 6:27:47 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thoughtcrime

is he anti-gay or just not pro-gay?

oh right, off with his head either way


3 posted on 02/12/2013 6:28:42 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kaslin; yldstrk; ansel12; hinckley buzzard; EternalVigilance; Ransomed; Nextrush

ping


4 posted on 02/12/2013 6:28:53 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Just so I am clear the ones that scream discrimination the loudest want to limit the freedom of expression and restrict his ability to earn an income because his view differs from theirs.

Yeah sure that works.

5 posted on 02/12/2013 6:29:48 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Whatever.

Let them whine. Roll it back!


6 posted on 02/12/2013 6:31:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: PapaBear3625

Bull Obama alert.

This is the Guardian.

They also believe in glow-bull warming.

You know how bottom of the barrel our MSM is.

The Guardian dolts are quantum levels worse.

There isn’t an individual on that paper that could understand the operation of a wedge.


7 posted on 02/12/2013 6:31:30 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: PapaBear3625; little jeremiah

Those that still think conservatives can infiltrate the media and Hollyweird are not paying attention. Not even a well established writer can write comic books without being attacked.

Do you think the MSM is ever going to hire conservatives or Christians in enough numbers to make a positive impact on the filth?


8 posted on 02/12/2013 6:31:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

It is not pro-gay.

However DC Comics is taking one principled stand, for which it is being attacked.

Attack right back.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 6:32:47 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: AppyPappy
The real story is the extent to which activists are willing to destroy the livelihood of whoever disagrees with them.

They have gone from requesting tolerance for their beliefs, to demanding supremacy for their doctrine.

10 posted on 02/12/2013 6:33:30 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625
I disagree with Mr. Card's theology.

Aside from that, he's an excellent science fiction writer, and a good choice for writing Superman comics.

Faggots can go pound sand. They would probably enjoy it.

11 posted on 02/12/2013 6:36:54 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Diversity of Thought....vill not ve tolerated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 02/12/2013 6:43:23 AM PST by GraceG
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To: ArrogantBustard

So the comics code in the fifites kicked out overt heterosexual and extreme violence, gore imagery so it could be replaced with queer sex fifty years later. makes perfect sense in topsey-turvey land.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 6:46:44 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: PapaBear3625
Well,at least now Superman won't have to be checked for rectal syphilis on a weekly basis.I visited the CDC website recently and found that something like 66% of all new syphilis cases reported (reporting of them is required by law) are in homosexual males.

Sorry...just checked and I was wrong.It was only 63%. Syphilis In Homosexual Males

14 posted on 02/12/2013 6:47:58 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: PapaBear3625

15 posted on 02/12/2013 6:48:21 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: PapaBear3625

Maybe OSCard could bake them all a wedding cake?

Bwaaaaaaaaahahahaha!


16 posted on 02/12/2013 6:50:20 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Maybe OSCard could bake them all a wedding cake?

He needn't bother ... I'll pick up a nice 'chocolate' wedding cake for them. There are several in the pasture down the road from me.

I'm sure I can find them a nice, moist one.

17 posted on 02/12/2013 6:54:35 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

So, who is reading comic books these days??????


18 posted on 02/12/2013 6:56:12 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

:: So, who is reading comic books these days?????? ::

Hmmmm...

Let me guess: Faggots?


19 posted on 02/12/2013 6:59:02 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Well I’ll have to go buy some superman comics and look at the enders game books. My sons have read them voraciously!


20 posted on 02/12/2013 6:59:17 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Rest assured, Mankind is loved....both completely and severely!)
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To: PapaBear3625

See what happens when you don’t follow the party line? They hound you and try to destroy you.


21 posted on 02/12/2013 7:03:11 AM PST by I want the USA back (Freedom of speech - a myth about a long-gone country.)
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To: mdmathis6

I haven’t read all the “Ender” books; “Enders Game” and “Speaker for the Dead” were excellent.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 7:09:01 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: PapaBear3625

As a youngster, I was a super fan of Superman comics, I knew everything there was to know about the character.

I knew that he liked “Lois Lane”, not Lawrence Lane.

The hissy fit being thrown by the gay lobby is the potential swaying of young minds, recruitment, if you will.

The basic job of the writer is not to promote the gay lifestyle, let the gays publish their own comic book, and see how it sells.


23 posted on 02/12/2013 7:11:32 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR

The new ‘Man of Steel’ movie scheduled for June is rumored to feature a ‘Jenny Olsen’ instead of ‘Jimmy’...we already know that Perry White will be portrayed by black actor Laurence Fishburne...PC rules with an iron fist. I expect DC to cave under pressure from the sodomite lobby...


24 posted on 02/12/2013 7:19:08 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Its insidious. I found this article on how to become a famous photographer and it became apparent that to become a famous photographer requires being gay, hanging around with gay people, and taking bad gay photos.

However I do find it interesting that many of the responses seem to push back against the ideology based world of critics who care little about quality and ideology is all.

http://www.vice.com/read/how-to-become-world-107-guide_student_uk09

Thank God, Van Gogh and DaVinci don’t have to face today’s critics.


25 posted on 02/12/2013 7:29:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PapaBear3625

So I guess folks in Hollywood feel a blacklist is OK so long as it’s not THEIR politics that are being blacklisted.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 7:30:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PapaBear3625; All

This is probably in damage control over the making of one of the green lanterns in an alternate universe into a homosexual.

That failed utterly.

If anything this is a definite BUYcott situation.

Buy superman comics and items, hopefully the new movie will be worth watching. (remember hollyweird keeps pushing to have jimmy olson become homosexual and marketing keeps shooting that down)


27 posted on 02/12/2013 7:30:29 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: FrankR

the alternative universe green lantern numbers must be in and it must not be pretty.

If they “poof” up Superman they will kill off the movie. DC will then have failed in the movie arena and conceeded the field to Marvel (now owned by Disney)

It would put the Justice league movie at risk of being canceled or worse, reduced budget for direct to dvd.


28 posted on 02/12/2013 7:34:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GeronL

Indeed... what IS “anti-gay”?

He’s just an advocate of the preservation of natural marriage.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 7:35:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

bump


30 posted on 02/12/2013 7:36:47 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: PapaBear3625

The most disturbing point from this article is this quote:
“”Actor Michael Hartney, who describes himself as “as big a Superman fan as you’ll ever meet”, has written to DC voicing his concerns about Card.

“If this was a Holocaust denier or a white supremacist, there would be no question. Hiring that writer would be an embarrassment to your company. Well, Card is an embarrassment to your company, DC,”””

So basically if you are a practicing Christian or Jew you are the same as Holocaust denier or a white supremacist.

Orson Scott Card actually made the point in argument against gay marriage that gay marriage was not about gay couples having rights but about the government being able to ban Christian thought as hate speech once it was passed. It’s seems this idiot proves his point.


31 posted on 02/12/2013 7:37:45 AM PST by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: azcap

Michael Hartney proves stupid is as stupid does. he apparently likes to make movies but does not like audiences.


32 posted on 02/12/2013 7:44:39 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PapaBear3625
"Are you now or have you ever been a heterosexual?"
33 posted on 02/12/2013 7:49:21 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: cripplecreek
Its insidious. I found this article on how to become a famous photographer and it became apparent that to become a famous photographer requires being gay, hanging around with gay people, and taking bad gay photos.

Well,it does. At least with regard to magazines where hiring decisions are based on schmoozing with the gay men who make the hiring decisions.

34 posted on 02/12/2013 8:15:43 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625
The world's most expensive photograph sold for $4.3 million dollars.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

The photo was heavily photoshopped to remove people in the foreground and buildings from the background but the photographer (Gursky) told the critics what they wanted to hear. He told them that even removing the people and buildings he couldn't disguise the constraints that mankind has placed on the rivers of the world.
35 posted on 02/12/2013 8:29:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: longtermmemmory
the alternative universe green lantern numbers must be in and it must not be pretty.

Green Lantern Jan 2012 sales: rank #5, total sales 97,878

Green Lantern Dec 2012 sales: rank #15, total sales 74,363

36 posted on 02/12/2013 8:32:04 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: cripplecreek

I thought you were just kidding about that picture so I looked it up. Wow. All I can say is that it’s a pretty bland picture to be worth so much. Either I don’t have much of an artist’s eye or somebody got ripped off.


37 posted on 02/12/2013 8:36:49 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: PapaBear3625
Card won't be hurting if DC drops him. The Ender series of books are canon in SciFi novels. I've been told the book Ender's Game is even used at West Point for officer training.

Also for those interested, they are making a movie of Ender's Game, coming out this November. Like any movie from a book, it will have changes, but I am still looking forward to it.

Ender's Game (film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/

38 posted on 02/12/2013 8:39:45 AM PST by Marko413
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To: DouglasKC

I’m sure some wealthy liberal spends a great deal of time with friends contemplating and discussing the photo and the “constrained” rivers of the world.


39 posted on 02/12/2013 8:40:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gasshog
So the comics code in the fifites kicked out overt heterosexual and extreme violence, gore imagery so it could be replaced with queer sex fifty years later. makes perfect sense in topsey-turvey land.
Oh, they were definitely concerned about homosexuality in comics during the 50's.


40 posted on 02/12/2013 8:59:08 AM PST by Bratch
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To: PapaBear3625

Why we, as a nation, continue to pander to a group that is, but its own reckoning, less than 4% of our society as a whole.... is well beyond me to understand!

WHY are our politicians so afraid to speak their minds about this? WHY are they pommeled by the Lame Stream Media for their moral upbringing (IF they have any!?)

WHY are we allowing the gays to continually call the shots?


41 posted on 02/12/2013 9:56:08 AM PST by NCDragon ( Americans will always do the right thing, after they've exhausted all the alternatives. WC)
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To: GeronL

Exactly. It will be interesting to see of DC Comics caves.

The homo agenda pushers are Nazis. And so were the German Nazis, so it is an apt comparison.


42 posted on 02/12/2013 10:14:54 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Gasshog
So the comics code in the fifites kicked out overt heterosexual and extreme violence, gore imagery so it could be replaced with queer sex fifty years later.

Um, did you ever read a Batman comic back in the day? I'm just saying, it didn't take 50 years!


43 posted on 02/12/2013 10:30:09 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: PapaBear3625

Another article about it: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2987798/posts?page=1


44 posted on 02/12/2013 10:47:19 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: pepsi_junkie
This sort of thing was perfecty acceptable even under the comics code authority:

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45 posted on 02/12/2013 11:16:00 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

LOL guess I missed those issues.


46 posted on 02/12/2013 12:01:42 PM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Whatever we call ourselves including gay, America and the Constitution should come first.

Remember Pastor Niemoller’s words from Germany.

Everybody’s freedom is everybody’s business.


47 posted on 02/12/2013 2:21:54 PM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: PapaBear3625

It’s an amazing combination of media and lock-step brainwashed mouthbreathers with access to this media. One can effortlessly express an opinion instantly.

The artists and writers of 50 years ago had it better in a lot of ways.

Freegards


48 posted on 02/12/2013 3:08:20 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: PapaBear3625
And so it begins.

Zeus Comics Announces Boycott Of Adventures Of Superman


Zeus Comics in Dallas, Texas, is the first comic store to state that they will not be carrying the print edition of Adventures Of Superman, while Orson Scott Card writing a story for the comic. On Facebook, they posted;

Zeus Comics will not be carrying the print edition of writer Orson Scott Card’s Superman.

Card sits on the board of the National Organization of Marriage which fights against marriage equality. His essays advocate the destruction of my relationship, that I am born of rape or abuse and that I am equated with pedophilia. These themes appear in his fiction as well.

It is shocking DC Comics would hire him to write Superman, a character whose ideals represent all of us.

If you replaced the word “homosexuals” in his essays with the words “women” or “jews” he would not be hired. But I’m not sure why its still okay to “have an opinion” about gays? This is about equality.

From my husbands tumblr – a scan of a recent Superman comic and what’s interpreted as possible gay teen suicide.



49 posted on 02/12/2013 5:22:24 PM PST by Bratch
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