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Harvey Fierstein Has No “Tolerance” For Orson Scott Card’s Opinion On Gays

harveyLook at that asshole [Orson Scott Card] that wrote this new Harrison Ford movie [Ender's Game]. I think that you can have any opinion you want, but at least be willing to take the consequences of your opinion. It’s like, “Well, I hope that people will be more understanding,” or what did he say? “More tolerant of my views.” The quotes that got me about him weren’t against gay marriage — he wanted homosexuality criminalized in the United States. That’s what he called for. You want me to be tolerant of you wanting to criminalize homosexuality? Fuck you on your grave, you piece of shit.”

 

–The always refreshingly outspoken Harvey Fierstein weighs in on the controversial Ender’s Game author in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter

By:           Jeremy Kinser
On:           Jul 26, 2013
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  • 13 Comments
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      Amen. Funny how the the new line by the anti-LGBT people is how they just want to be tolerated for their intolerance… No,a actually not funny. Fuck them indeed.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      Why am I seeing a Stoli Ad on this website?

      Jul 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      Let him have it Harvey!

      Jul 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caliban
      Caliban

      What really pisses me off is how recent articles, probably planted by the Ender’s Game people, make it sound as if “all” Orson Scott Card did was say he was against gay marriage, as if it were an off-hand, one time statement he made, and those mean old gays are making a big deal out of it.

      Uh, NO. Card is on the BOARD of NOM, probably the best known and most vocal anti-marriage equality group in the country. He has said that homosexuality should be criminalized, up to and including imprisonment. He has equated homosexuality with pedophilia, including writing the novel “Hamlet’s Father,” which is basically a long screed about gay men as child rapists who want to screw their own sons.

      So don’t give me this “poor little OSC” bullshit! And Dustin Lance Black (or whatever his name is) can take his excuses for Card and shove them. The crew and most of the cast of the movie have already been payed for their work. I don’t imagine Harrison Ford will be out on the street anytime soon. Card is one of the CO-PRODUCERS of the film and stands to make more money based on ticket sales, some of which will no doubt go to NOM or fund his anti-gay work.

      But now he has this movie coming out and all the sudden it’s “if you boycott it’s YOU who is being unfair.” Uh-huh. Right.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigWoody
      BigWoody

      Spoken in an emphatic gravely baratone…
      “Fuck you on your grave, you piece of shit.”

      I LOVE me some Harvey realness!

      Jul 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • petensfo
      petensfo

      “Fuck you on your grave, you piece of shit.”

      God, I love him! lol

      Tolerate your intolerance of gay people? I think Harvey sums it up rather eloquently. :)

      Jul 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader
      Daniel-Reader

      Awesome. Go Harvey!

      The Stoli ads (aka Russian Vodka) are disturbing on Queerty.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      Loved him ever since Mrs. Doubtfire. Go girl!

      Jul 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stfallon1028
      stfallon1028

      Harvey Fierstein where have you been all my life? Go girl!

      Jul 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sara Hoyt
      Sara Hoyt

      I don’t usually read much news, and so I feel horrified to learn that one of my favorite authors has such a negative opinion. I feel sad at this revelation. I don’t think I can stop reading his books even after learning this though. The Ender’s Game series has always been one of my favorite SF series.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JT Hawkins
      JT Hawkins

      @jeff4justice: Thank you!!! I totally agree.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robyn
      Robyn

      Always seem to agree with my man Harvey!

      Jul 28, 2013 at 11:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Etheridge
      Charles Etheridge

      I agree too. And to think that Card was always one of my favorite writers.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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