So, we all know about Orson Scott Card’s homophobic paranoia (gay marriage = end of democracy OMG!WTFBBQ!!!!). Well, the ranks of homophobic SF authors are swelling.
John C. Wright has posted a screed about the darn homos gettin’ homosex in his Sci Fi on his personal (not friends-locked) journal, which was pointed out here by the lovely and talented Naamah_Darling. Don’t read the comments on Mr. Wright’s journal if you value your sanity. I had hoped for people to call him out on his hateful bullshit… Nope. There are far too many ignorant jackasses in Fandom for that. Sigh. I had such high hopes for my nerdy brethren and sistren. ETA: Bene informs me that on page 2 of the comments, people start ripping him a new one, so all hope is not lost.
A few people on Naamah_darling’s post suggested she sell her copies of Mr. Wright’s books and make a donation in his name to PFLAG.
I’ll go one better. I think we should ALL make donations to the HOMOSEX charity of our choice in Mr. Wright’s name. And because I am a hateful, mean bitch, I have dug up his agent’s address, and the address at TOR where you can direct the charity of your choice to send Mr. Wright a thank you note in order to further my evil plan. Let’s make some good out of his hatred, shall we? Be the change you want to see and all that, right? So, with no further adieu…
Those are just a few of the LGBTQI charities you can donate to. Now, for where to have those thank you notes sent:
John C. Wright
In care of: Sternig and Byrne Literary Agency
2370 S. 107th St., Apt. 4
Milwaukee, WI 53227-2036
John C. Wright
In care of: TOR Books
Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Orson Scott Card can also be written to care of TOR Books, as well.
Most charities will not allow you to dictate the text on the thank you cards they send, but if they do, please be polite in what you ask them to say. And if you decide to complain to TOR books about their authors, remember that you need to be polite and succinct. Rambling screeds don’t get read, neither does profanity.
I’m trying to make some good out of the reprehensible attitudes of these two people. Please, keep that in mind. And PLEASE spread the word, cross-post this where ever you think it might do the most good.
ETA(2): Apparently, Mr. Wright has taken down the 13 pages of comments, and added footnotes (per Rob in the comments). Basically, his footnotes fail. He claims to not be arguing from a religious standpoint about the HOMOSEX, but I don’t know from what other standpoint he could be arguing. I mean, it isn’t biologically unnatural, it occurs in nature all the freaking time. And he certainly isn’t arguing from a position of logic or reason… Sigh… But all us HOMOSEX supporters are just emotional and hysterical… don’t forget mean. Some people’s children.
ETA(3): Please go read Hal Duncan’s response to Mr. Wright. It is long, but very thoughtfully composed and worded. I approve highly.