Orson Scott Card: Holding on to the 'others'

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  • bryck Provo, UT
    May 9, 2013 12:42 a.m.

    So...no one else sees the irony? The description of these kids--the kids O.S.Card says he's always kept his eye out for--perfectly fits kids who grow up with homosexual feelings, yet Card has been fairly brutal and unapologetic in his treatment of/opinions about people who identify as homosexual.

  • Secowitz Las Cruces, NM
    April 18, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    I am not surprised that there are few comments. I"m certain that a fair amount of eye rolling or statements similar to "that's nice" or "right on" followed the reading of this article. But, like so many people who agree or disagree, they are unwilling or simply uninterested in trying to see changes like those suggested in this article. I have spent my life, whether in church, with so-called friends, in school, work, and even athletics trying to fit, but failing. This article grasped me with a vigorous feeling of understanding and acceptance; a feeling I have felt only rarely in the past three decades. To know that there are those who don't simply pity the plight of the intellectual or those who enjoy thinking wraps me warmly as I begin another day in a world that glorifies the opposite and seeks the sensationalistic opportunities that counter wisdom and truth. It's glorious to know that someone, somewhere, desires truth and understanding both on an intellectual and spiritual scale. At lest in these words, I fit.

  • PipingHeidi Concord, NH
    April 16, 2012 12:12 p.m.

    I'm surprised there aren't more comments on this article. I felt a lot of this growing up, and I'm grateful to have it out there in the open for people to think about. Thanks!

  • Kris Highland, Utah
    April 1, 2012 12:15 a.m.

    Excellent! Thank you for looking out for the nerds.