A rocky start for Ender's Game
Monday, July 22, 2013 |
Harrison Ford in a scene from the film, "Ender's Game." (Richard Foreman Jr./Summit Entertainment/AP Photo))
Beloved sci-fi novel Ender's Game will be hitting the big screen this fall, but Geeks OUT! writer Jono Jarrett is urging fans to boycott the film.
The novel's author, Orson Scott Card, is a prominent supporter of the National Organization for Marriage - which opposes same-sex unions across the United States - and Jarrett claims that paying to see the movie will directly contribute to Card's ability to promote an anti-gay agenda.
In response to criticism that the film itself does not promote Card's views and that the boycott will harm an industry that is largely gay-friendly, he insists that it is imperative to take a stance against financially supporting hate.
He tells guest host Gill Deacon, "It's perfectly legitimate, there's no attacking art. It's money."