Geeks Out has launched an online protest in anticipation of the November release of Ender’s Game, based on the book written by noted homophobe and National Organization for Marriage board member Orson Scott Card. If you have any doubt about if you need to separate the movie from the author, remember, he gets a share of the profit, which he’ll use to fight against your rights.
Except Card seems to be trying to wave the white flag according to Entertainment Weekly. “Ender’s Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984.With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. Now 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.” So just remember, Card is the victim here.
Julie Chen has finally spoken out about the racist and homophobic comments made by members of the Big Brother house. And it seems she’s got hurt feelings of her own, which sound more important than the fact that the comments are just wrong. “When I first found out that Aaryn, who is a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest, the Asian ones hit me the most. It stung. I took it personally. I’m a human being.”
Scott E. Entsminger passed away on July 4th at the age of 55. He was a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, and made one final request of the team. “He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.”
Johnny Depp has famously said that he’d love to play Carol Channing in a movie, and it turns out that Channing is more than OK with that. “Johnny Depp has said he wants to play me in a movie. Wouldn’t that be great? People say, ‘But he is a man,’ but it doesn’t surprise me at all. I can’t remember the last time one of my impersonators didn’t have a 5 o’clock shadow.”
I want to congratulate my friend Brett Berk on the five year anniversary of his automobile column, Stick Shift, with Vanity Fair, easily the gayest perspective on cars you can find. For my last birthday, I got a card and a Double Doozie from that cookie shop at the mall. He took a $500,000 Rolls Royce to a Heart concert, managing to make both me and snicks jealous.
Lord Dear’s attempt to amend the marriage act in the UK to allow teachers to refuse to admit marriage equality exists has been defeated, meaning teachers in the UK will have to live in a reality based world, unlike teachers in Louisiana and Texas.
I’m sure that you never expected to be asked to enter the Konami Code into the Vogue UK website, but well, you should probably go do that.
Rick Perry has announced that he won’t be running for another term as governor of Texas. He will however, be remaining anti-gay, anti-woman, and I can’t remember the other one.
Nashville has promoted three actors to series regulars including Chris Carmack, who play’s Will’s closeted bestie on the show. Does this mean that he’s going to have enough storyline that we have to find a recapper for the show?
In case you were concerned, medicinal marijuana is officially kosher.