What courage looks like
Rating: 5.00


It might not be obvious at first glance, but this post is a portrait in courage. It takes guts for someone on today's pop culture scene to go online and point out that it's not okay to blacklist people just because they believe differently than you do about homosexuality.

I only hope none of the author's readers see this BreakPoint Blog post supporting him. That could really hurt his career.

(Note: Page contains a small amount of suggestive imagery.)

Comments:

@Gina

You are correct that the blogger is indeed brave. And his bravery is likely to be tested since ICV2 (a comic industry news site) just outed him as a defender of Card's freedom of expression:

http://icv2.com/articles/markets/25021.html

Another portrait of bravery is comic shop owner Jon Ansley who broke ranks with his peers by recently complaining about DC superhero comics dealing with homosexuality and other mature issues. He asks whatever happened to superheroes simply saving the world from supervillains:

http://icv2.com/articles/talk_back/25031.html

Great question.
Fred, I was actually talking about the blogger. But yes, the publisher is very brave as well!
So it is shocking that a Mormon writer would believe Mormon doctrine?
@ Gina Dalfanzo

After reading the article you linked to, I truly agree with you that the comic book publisher is quite brave.

I first heard of Orson Scott Card when some readers wanted him boycotted after Marvel picked him to write an Iron Man comic book.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Iron-Orson-Scott-Card/dp/0785114998/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360470726&sr=1-3&keywords=ultimate+iron+man

The boycott's supporters claimed that the comic would be full of gay bashing and other "homophobia." When the comic finally came out, Ultimate Iron Man proved to be just a decent sci-fi story. Nothing more, nothing less.

Such hysteria is common in the comic book industry because so many fans, creators and publishers only interact with those who have a secular liberal worldview. The irony is that such narrow-mindedness causes them to engage in the very intolerance they accuse conservatives off. Such intolerance also stifles creative freedom which hurts the comics medium as a whole.




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