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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Et tu, Orson?

Longime LGF fave Orson Scott Card has proudly joined up with a Mormon-backed group called the National Organization for Marriage in its jihad against same-sex marriage in the U.S.

As recently as last November, Charles was praising Card for his anti-Obama and -MSM screeds, for example:

He seems to have either overlooked or forgotten that Card is also a fervent defender of intelligent design.

And now Card, who has previously issued statements like:

Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down

is not only a supporter, but an executive director, of an organization that does very little to hide its theocratic bent. In other words, Card is a Card-carrying member of the loony right -- the very same folks against whom Charles now spends a good deal of his time railing.

EDIT: P.S. This.


Rev. Jim Sutter said...

Orson Scott Card is a prolific SciFi writer, including having written the Ender series, which tells us the cautionary tale of what happens when a fervent "us-vs-them" demagogue takes over the government. Has he forgotten what he wrote?

V said...

It's especially curious that a science-fiction writer would take such a vehement stand against Darwinian evolution.

But then, the term "intelligent design fiction" is inherently redundant.

Anonymous said...

Wow! People agree on some things and disagree on others. Brilliant, LGFWatch.

How can LGF survive in the face of such a withering intellectual assault?

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Anonymous said...

Orson Scott Card does not believe in intelligent design or creationism. He believes in evolution. Read his articles...he says so in both.

V said...

However, Card does defend "intelligent design" by arguing that (a) Darwinian evolution is a "religion" and (b) ID is not the same thing as creationism.

The latter point was vehemently rejected by none other than Charles Johnson, yesterday, in a rebuttal to Melanie Phillips.

Anonymous said...

"But let me make it clear from the start that I believe Intelligent Design is wrong and potentially dangerous -- and shouldn't be taught in science classes as if it were a scientific theory, because it is not."
-Orson Scott Card

Iron Chef Kosher! said...

So, let's get this straight. Either Charles Johnson has to keep track of every movement/thought/speech of everyone he's ever said he's admired for any reason whatsoever, OR he's an evil hypocrite?

I see - thanks for letting us know.