Harrison Ford has publicly voiced his opinions about the outspoken conservative stance of the author behind Ford's upcoming movie, Ender's Game.
Orson Scott Card, writer of the 1985 sci-fi graphic novel, has been a very active proponent of the board of the National Organization for Marriage; an organization which openly opposes same sex marriage and unions, which he joined in 2009.
The big screen adaption of Card's sci-fi thriller has angered gay-rights activists who cry in outrage that such a radicalized author's work might have anti-gay undertones. The National Organization for Marriage has since released a statement that the opinions of the group are completely detached from the film.
Harrison Ford has taken a great leap forward and distanced not only himself from Card, but also the entire movie. He told fans at Comic Con in San Diego, CA on Thursday:
"I think none of Mr. Card's concerns regarding the issues of gay marriage are part of the thematic of this film. He has written something that I think is of value to us all concerning moral responsibility. I think his views outside of those that we deal with in this film are not an issue for me to deal with and something I have really no opinion on.
"I am aware of his statements admitting that the question of gay marriage is a battle that he lost and he admits that he lost it. I think we all know that we've all won. That humanity has won. And I think that's the end of the story."
So that seems to be it. Door open and shut. Is this a case of a hypersensitive activist group? Or do you really think people have a right to judge a movie not on content, but on the views of the author? Leave a comment below with your opinion.