No I will not be boycotting the film. As is my usual, I will be boycotting all the overpriced movie theaters. Personally, while I don't like the fact that Card has these views, they're his and he is perfectly free to express them in the context of an artistic project.
Once again, some bully petition to boycott something because of how someone thinks. Are people not allowed to hold their own opinions? Not everyone has to like everyone or everything. What about individual rights?
Well considering you and Chai are not likely to be in a given minority where as large vocal groups are spending millions and millions of dollars in order to get your own life and lifestyle made into a permanent crime statute? I can see why you just don't care about what an author like Orson Scott Card does with his personal fortune.
Well as a gay/queer/homosexual man, I am in the group that Mr.Card is said to be against. So be it. He is entitled to his ignorant stand.
Kindly look around tsarstepan, there are people everywhere who are anti-gay, completely out and out homophobic. Many are hiding behind the corporate doors of companies which you likely support. Others are perhaps contributing dollars towards the production, etc. etc. of that Broadway show which you just have to see for the 3rd time. Others are managers of departments and divisions of various companies. Still others are in the mailrooms of big name (and lesser known name) companies and corporations.
Previously you wanted a boycott of Barilla due to the comments made by the man at the top. Well, as I dared to say, I ain't boycotting Barilla. They make a darn good product and as a pasta, it is one of the few I can manage to eat these days.
Spoke with a very vocal gay friend, he isn't boycotting Barilla either, and Heavens to Betsy, we both live in Greenwich Village, land of the Homosexual Revolution.
So, tsarstepan, were any of these protesters...or you, or any other who plans to boycott, wearing Rockport shoes? I sure hope not as they have a man who is decidedly anti-gay.
Thomas Tucker kept quiet when his boss allegedly spewed an anti-gay remark on seeing two men kiss in public earlier this year.
Tucker, a Staten Island resident and area manager for Rockport shoes who himself is gay, feared he'd be singled out if his superior knew his sexual orientation.
It turns out those fears were well-founded, Tucker alleges in a federal discrimination lawsuit.
Tucker contends he was subjected to "anti-gay remarks" and unjustly fired two months later after revealing his sexual orientation....
"Plaintiff has suffered as a result of being harassed and discriminated against by his employer on the basis of his sexual orientation, together with creating a hostile work environment, retaliation and unlawful termination," alleges his court filing.
Tucker seeks unspecified monetary damages in the suit, recently filed in Brooklyn federal court against Rockport and his supervisor.
Tucker, his lawyer and Rockport did not immediately respond Monday to requests for comment.
Tucker began working for Rockport in July 2011 as a store manager, said court papers.
Seven months later, he was promoted to area sales manager and oversaw six stores in New York and New Jersey.
In April 2013, he and his direct supervisor, Ronald Guschel, a regional manager, were driving to a store when Guschel pointed to two men smooching on a sidewalk, said court papers.
Tucker has been directly hit by this. Will you and your cronies be boycotting Rockport shoes tsarstepan? I sure hope so or else you are just shouting empty words.