Must be a great day to live in Minnesota- unless you’re Michele Bachmann.
In the midst of a call for compassion, the language used is not compassionate. While asking for more understanding in the midst of disagreement, it misses a basic piece in making the communication less disagreeable.
I did not know this and will take it into consideration. I’ve actually never associated those stereotypes with anyone in any community, so this never occurred to me. So, I’m partially reblogging in case anyone else was not aware.
The quote might be a little extreme, but I get where they’re coming from. ’Lifestyle’ should be a neutral term, but it is predominantly used as a synonym for ‘life choice’ these days unfortunately.
The New Normal is a decent show, but it’s so damn preachy. Not every episode needs to be about highlighting some LGBT-related societal flaw.
In fact, the show is going to turn moderate-minded people OFF by shoving a liberal agenda down their throats. And I’m a liberal saying this. That doesn’t mean the show shouldn’t tackle LGBT-related issues, but there are far more subtle ways to do that than trying to force an overt moral message into every single episode.
FIREFLY Rewatch: Simon Tam is SO gay. Like, SO.SO. gay.
Maybe that’s an unpopular opinion. I just remember getting pissed the first time I watched Firefly when he and Kaylee started flirting. I’m not referring to Sean Maher as an actor (though he is gay). I’m saying Simon, as a character, just always seemed gay from the beginning. And honestly, I think it would have been a great opportunity for Joss to have a lead, openly gay male character in one of his shows/films (something STILL lacking from all his projects- Andrew doesn’t really count).
“In a move many feel is nothing more than an effort use pre-publicity for the Ender’s Game movie to drive sales for the comic, DC has commissioned the author of the source novel, Orson Scott Card, to write the new digital comic coming in April, Adventures of Superman. Card, a long-time critic of homosexuality, has called gay marriage “the end of democracy in America”, and in 2009 he became a board member of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that campaigns against same-sex marriage. The news has sparked outrage in many circles, and here are just a few reactions. ”
Who gives a shit who DC hires? He’s writing for the fuckin’ company. DC didn’t pick him because of his beliefs and they probably don’t even care what he believes. He’s obviously a great writer or else Ender’s Game would not be awaiting release in theaters as a film, nor would DC have hired him.
Fuckin’ get over yourselves and get back to work. This guy has a pretty good view, while slightly negative, Dale Lazarov knows what’s up:
“I’ve known Orson Scott Card is a raging homophobe since the early 90s. I refuse to buy or read his work. But asking that he be denied work because he is a raging homophobe is taking it too far. Asking for workplace discrimination for any reason is counterproductive for those who want to end discrimination on their own behalf.”
While I don’t agree that anyone should boycott someone’s work because of their views, especially when they’re a talented individual, at least he’s on the semi-right side.
Supporting an author’s work but not the author’s personal views sounds alright in theory, but there are some problems with that logic when it comes to this case. For one thing, Card is VERY vocal about his anti-LGBT views and is on the leadership board of a national hate organization. I don’t think DC Comics would ever consider hiring someone in a hate organization like The Klu Klux Klan, so why should this case be any different? Companies have anti-hate hiring policies for a reason, and Card’s reputation precedes him when it comes to LGBT-related hate.
Second, there are also some problems with the argument that Card is being discriminated against for his personal views. The fact is that he himself discriminates on a daily basis by making public anti-LGBT statements, donating money to anti-LGBT causes, and serving as a leader in a national LGBT-hate organization. Perhaps if he kept his personal opinions more to himself, things would be different. We live in an age of political correctness, and while free speech is important… a person should be prepared to accept the consequences when he/she publicly preaches hate.