In an effort to defuse a brewing boycott of its science fiction film "Ender's Game," movie studio Lionsgate has disavowed the anti-gay views of author Orson Scott Card. Card, a Mormon, has publicly opposed efforts to legalize gay marriage and called for enforcement of anti-gay laws.
"As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from 'Gods And Monsters' to 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card," Lionsgate wrote in a statement.
They seem to have a point.
In its statement, the company says that Card's views are "irrelevant" when it comes to the film made from his book. "The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form," the statement continues.
Again, not a bad point. It takes hundreds of creative people to put a movie together. Card's involved -- he gets a producer credit -- but he didn't even write the screenplay. Director Gavin Hood did.