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Published: Friday, July 12 2013 4:25 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Tolerance to all who believe like they do

Great job card!

I believe like you do!

Your comments were right then. And now.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

To paraphrase from a song out the Musical South Pacific,

"You've got to be carefully taught"

You've got to be taught to hate and fear,

You've got to be taught from year to year,

It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear,

You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid

Of people who love is oddly made,

And people whose love is a diff'rent shade,

You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,

Before you are six or seven or eight,

To hate all the people your relatives hate,

You've got to be carefully taught!

Monsieur le prof
Sandy, UT

Yes, you certainly do not what to get on the bad side of the LGBT group. They are super sensitive and very intolerant of other people's beliefs and standards. It's hard not to offend them. I just wish businesses would stay neutral and not feel like they have to support their often offensive and vulgar Pride Days and parades.

Salt Lake City, UT

@monsieur le prof
"It's hard not to offend them."

Actually I find it easy, then again I don't call them sinners, brand them as unfit parents, or try and impose my religious beliefs on them.

Layton, UT

I missed the boycott news and when I saw this headline I figured it was over spoiling the reveal in the trailer.

VA Saint
Chester, VA

It's not a scandal or a controversy. It is a personal and deeply held belief. If you don't agree with it, then don't see the movie.

St. George, UT

Now, I'm going to boycott Lionsgate!!

Bountiful, UT

There are hundreds of people responsible for any movie. If one of them does something you don't like you boycott the movie?

Turtles Run
Missouri City, TX

@monsieur le prof
"It's hard not to offend them."

I would like to add that wanting to deny them the same rights that others enjoy will probably tick 'em off too.

Spanish Fork, UT

Typical reaction by heterophobes.

Mesa, Az

Surely Card is entitled to his 1st amendment right without fear of retribution, the same way anyone else might be. You don't have to agree with the way that someones expresses their 1st amendment right, but you have to respect their right to say it. That is what makes this country so great. The freedom to express yourself without fear of retribution.

Woods Cross, UT

(How can I say this without offending someone....hmmm) If I did not separate the art from the artist, I would never enjoy the many wonderful things created by those in the LGBT community. Tolerance must be from both sides.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Isn't it amazing that supporting something that has been the norm for thousands of years is controversial. Isn't it amazing that truth telling is now controversial.

Pleasant Grove, UT

@monsieur le prof
"It's hard not to offend them."

Ah, yes... that elusive "them" again. It's different, though, when "them" includes a relative or a friend and you discover that "they" are human beings very much like the rest of us with the same hopes and dreams, the same desires for a happy life, the same hobbies and interests, and that "they" aren't drooling monsters wanting to destroy your lifestyle.

While I've been a fan of Card's writing for years and enjoyed Ender's Game when it was first published, that doesn't mean I have to buy into his personal beliefs any more than those who've read my novels will always agree with my beliefs or that my publisher will agree with them. I'm sure that Card was aware that Lionsgate didn't agree with his beliefs when he signed the contract with them, so I don't see any issue here, although he probably would have found it difficult to locate a homophobic film studio to produce the movie.


It's unfortunate so many are unable to distinguish between "same rights" and "similar opportunity", for it is the latter they seek (on the subject of gay "marriage") and not the former. Marriage is not a right, but an opportunity afforded by the state to those who meet certain initial requirements. It offers benefits to couples who are willing to abide by continuing requirements that are designed to protect children. Neither the initial nor the continuing requirements stipulate anything about sexual attraction or love.

I appreciate the difficult challenges faced by those burdened with same sex attraction, and, speaking of actual rights, desire that they have the same rights as anyone else. I would be willing to support some mechanism by which gay couples would be afforded certain legal benefits when entering into a formal contractual relationship. But I do not support including children in the mix because I believe each child has a right to be raised by both of its biological parents; putting children into the mix would constitute legal imprimatur to the denial of that right. (If anything, we ought to strengthen marriage laws to better protect children.)

Provo, ut

I'm with you Ltrain, but first a nice chicken sandwich.

Sandy, UT

Gently, kindly, who cares. I wish the DesNews would stop running stories like this. Everytime someone expresses an opinion there is talk about someone boycotting. If the GLBT community does not to see a movie because they do not believe that Mr. Card has the right to his opinion, then don't go. I do not get why the DesNews has to waste time it. All it does is encourage the bullies and intimidate people from sharing their points of view. There are to many on both sides who believe in free speech as long as the speaker is agreeing with them. I hope the DesNews will stop supporting bullying by not giving the bullies their 15 minites of fame.

Bountiful, Utah

In my opinion Lionsgate is in it for the money only and anyone can see that.Don't do anything to drive away the almighty buck. I don't know what Card said and don't care. He is entitled to his own opinion and to state it. I believe in freedom of speech. However, I do not believe that anyone should pander to any group simply to make money.We are all people and should be treated with respect but not catered to because we believe differently, regardless of that belief system. If you want to boycott anything that is your right. Has anyone heard of just ignoring? Why must everyone state their opinion all the time and make an issue of everything from soup to nuts. Do you know that most of us simply don't care what you think????

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

@Jim: You comment is incorrect. Card has the 1st ammendment right to freedom of speech as does everyone living in the U.S.A. Nobody has the right to expect no repercussions (retribution in your words)from exercising that right.

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

@Emjay: What is amazing to me, is that there are so many people who make statements about what is/was the accepted norm and that with just a little bit of effort these people could find the actual documented facts. It seems to me to be less of wanting to know the truth and more about revising history to fits ones religious beliefs.

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