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Published: Tuesday, July 9 2013 3:45 p.m. MDT

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Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Just bought 10 tickets to Ender's Game.

Going to eat at Chick-fil-A before the movie.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I'll go see the movie twice in support of him!

Lakewood, CO

I think that Orson Scott Card's comments in response to this controversy were well said.

Salt Lake City, UT

I haven't seen a movie in a theater in more than 10 years and had not planned on seeing this one. But, given the actions of the boycott activists and to strike a blow for freedom of thought and expression, I guess I'll have to now. Just for good measure, I'll also drop by Chik-fil-a for a sandwich on the way to the theater.

Layton, UT

I'll buy tickets for myself and my friends. It's a wonderful book. I don't agree with a lot of things those in entertainment say, but I don't boycott a good movie.

Salt Lake City, Utah

The one and only book of his I have ever read was Seventh Son - which is basically 1st Nephi with a very few slight changes.

I have never seen any reason to read another of his books and I see no reason to see this movie.

Santaquin, UT

Dang. I wasn't planning on watching this movie until now.

SoCal Andy
Thousand Oaks, CA

Hadn't planned on attending the movie, but will take the entire family now.

Ernest T. Zass
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm not big on going to movie theaters, but I will take my family to this movie. If there is merchandise, my children will enjoy an Ender's Game-themed Christmas at my home in December. When it comes out on Netflix, I will let it stream constantly.

Provo, UT

I will go see Ender's Game for the enjoyment and to make a statement toward those who do not believe others have a right to disagree with them. Agreeing to disagree is becoming a lost art.

Leesburg, VA

This is the beauty of living in a free and democratic country.

Mr. Card has the right to express his opinion. Others have the right to act and boycott Mr. Card's products. People in general may join the boycott, boycott the boycott, or just ignore the boycott.

Personally, I have never read anything by this gentleman. Therefore, it will easy for me not to support him economically.

From Ted's Head
Orem, UT

Just a preview of what active LDS and other religious folks can expect as the tide shifts and the LGBTQ community strikes back against those who don't like their collective behavior. Other than scripture, I've read Ender's Game more times than any other book and like others will not only go to the theater (ugh) to see it, but will encourage everyone I know to do the same.

It ain't gonna be pretty.

Saint George, UT

"we are free not to subsidize his bigoted lifestyle”

The guy made a comment 23 years ago, yet his entire lifestyle is 'bigoted'. Once again, anyone who believes homosexuality is wrong is a bigot, no questions asked.

Wooster, OH

I find it so interesting that we who are opposed are not allowed to voice our opinions/feelings.
So, let the homosexuals (as they should be called)boycott all they want. They seem to forget they are the minority.
Those of us who believe marriage is ordained of God, specifically: one male, one female, are tired and fed up having their rants, parades, leanings, litigating shoved down our throats.
If all were truly tolerant, all would allow all to voice opinions without backlash, threats, tantrums and the like.
You go Scott! Hang tough!

Idaho Falls, ID

Is there a word for LGBTs who are phobic of anyone who opposes their lifestyle? I think we need one.

Ogden, Utah

Ben Kingsley and Harrison Ford...can't be that bad. I'll make it my Day After Turkey Day Movie.

West Valley City, 00

It is interesting how some people who claim intolerance in others can be quite intolerant themselves. If you want to get rid of a social divide, this is not the way to do it. Tell your opinion, your story, but don't try to force and punish those who differ in opinion from you to change how they think. If your story hits a chord, people will change. If you have to force people to come around to your way of thinking, then your way of thinking must be either flawed or poorly presented.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

Opposite effect gonna make this film huge. Can't wait to see it and that has nothing to do with my position on homosexuality. I'll go see the movie and listen to some Elton John on the way to the theater.

Mission Viejo, CA

Not surprising again that Deseret News leaves out pertinent information. We're getting used to the convenient omissions of this paper. OSC didn't just make a few remarks, he sits on the board of the National Organization for Marriage (as does a member of the News' Editorial Advisory Board.) This organization has spent millions trying to deny fellow American's civil rights. They have operated in deceptive ways and have lost many a court battle trying to disobey the laws of States in which they've campaigned, yet they still refuse to obey the laws. We refuse to give money to a man who will turn around and use it against our rights. Would you if it were you?

Salt Lake City, UT

For a group that calls for tolerance, they sound pretty intolerant.

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