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Media Lambastes DC Comics for Hiring Traditional Values Writer

Posted By Ben Shapiro On February 14, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 29 Comments

His name is Orson Scott Card, and he’s the author of one of the bestselling science fiction titles of all time: Ender’s Game. That book will become a movie this year, starring Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, and Harrison Ford.

So far so good.  But then DC Comics, which creates superheroes like Superman and Batman, hired Card to do a digital comic of Superman. That created blowback for DC, since Card happens to be pro-traditional marriage – so much so that he’s a board member of the National Organization for Marriage. Card has written that judicial implementation of same-sex marriage represents “the end of democracy in America,” since the judiciary has no power to implement gay marriage from above. The media, however, has covered the story as if Card called same-sex marriage itself “the end of democracy.”

That’s false. Here’s the relevant portion from Card’s column in the Mormon Times:

The first and greatest threat from court decisions in California and Massachusetts, giving legal recognition to “gay marriage,” is that it marks the end of democracy in America. These judges are making new law without any democratic process; in fact, their decisions are striking down laws enacted by majority vote.

This position – which is not anti-gay, but pro-constitutional republicanism, and pro-traditional marriage – makes Card unfit to write Superman. Why? According to Jono Jarrett of Geeks Out, a gay comic book club, “Superman stands for truth, justice and the American way. Orson Scott Card does not stand for any idea of truth, justice or the American way that I can subscribe to. It’s a deeply disappointing and frankly weird choice.”

Michael Hartney, a bit actor looking to make a name for himself, joined in the criticism of DC Comics, writing:

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. And of all the characters Card could have been hired to write, you give him Superman? The character that taught me to lead by example? To do the right thing, even when it was hard? To keep going, even when it seemed hopeless? What an insult. Kids are killing themselves. They are killing themselves in a climate of intolerance and homophobia publicly fostered by people like Orson Scott Card. You don’t have to contribute to this. You shouldn’t. You mustn’t.

So being a Holocaust denier and being a traditional marriage proponent are now comparable in Hollywood?  Such logic is to be expected from a crowd that attempts to destroy the careers of those who voted in favor of Proposition 8.

The comic book world has long been a repository for increasingly leftist propaganda. In the past few years, DC Comics relaunched a version of the Green Lantern as a homosexual; they wrote up Batwoman as a lesbian. No problem.  But to have someone who stands up for traditional marriage write Superman is a no go, even though such an interpretation isn’t a break with Superman’s character but an acknowledgement that there are still a huge number of Americans who see traditional marriage as the preferable social standard.

The main takeaway here is the massive intolerance of the left. There are no indicators whatsoever that Card will be writing about homosexuality. None. In fact, the chances of DC Comics allowing Card to do so would be nil. But that’s not what bothers the militant gay left. They want to destroy the lives and careers of all who oppose them. And with a media hell-bent on helping them out, destroying the truth is the first step.

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