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Orson Scott Card Superman Comic Draws Protest

Nearly 10,000 readers have signed a petition at All Out, protesting DC Comics’ decision to hire science fiction author Orson Scott Card to write the first issue of Adventures of Superman.

Card has been an outspoken critic of gay marriage, drawing criticism from some fans. Zeus Comics in Dallas has already decided not carry the print edition of the comic. Here’s an excerpt from the online petition:

He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear. Sign and share!

The Wikipedia entry for Card provides more links to political writings by the Ender’s Game author. In 2012, Card wrote an op-ed for the Rhino Times:

Once they legalize gay marriage, it will be the bludgeon they use to make sure that it becomes illegal to teach traditional values in the schools. Our children will be barraged with the deceptions of the left. Parents will be forbidden to remove their children from the propaganda. Any child with any gender or sexual confusion will be pushed inexorably away from the decision to establish a traditional family.

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