Harrison Ford on Orson Scott Card anti-gay controversy, “We All Know That We’ve Won”
It’s impossible not to love Harrison Ford at times. Speaking at the ‘Ender’s Game’ Comic-Con panel, the legendary actor did speak briefly about the controversy surrounding the new film. The social and political tie-ups with the film are based on the original author of the book, Orson Scott Card, who is a strong believer in D.O.M.A and has supported it in the past.
That caused a giant problem with pro gay-rights activists that did not want to see Card profit from this movie because of his views. Many of these people have called to boycott ‘Ender’s Game’ all together. Lionsgate has issued a statement that said Card’s views do represent their company’s and offered to raise money for LGBT charities during the premiere.
Today Harrison Ford took a moment to express his opinion, as one of the stars of the film. “I think none of Mr. Card’s views on gay marriage are part of the thematics of this film,” he said. Ford continued by saying that Card’s beliefs are “outside of those that we get within the film,” but Ford did state that Card “has written something that is, I think, of value to us all.”
Earlier this month we reported that Card stated that his beliefs were “moot” now that the Supreme Court ruling had struck down D.O.M.A. officially adding, “It will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute.”
Ford’s simply said, “I think we all know that we’ve won. That humanity has won. And that’s the end of the story.” Then in my mind smiled out of the side of his mouth, jumped into a spaceship and left to fight battles in another universe.