The production company behind the already-beleaguered film adaptation of hateful homophobe Orson Scott "Victim" Card's* novel Ender's Game released a statement about the controversy:

As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from Gods and Monsters to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage. However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of Ender’s Game. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for Ender’s Game.

Online, a lot of people have problem with the choice of the condescending word "irrelevant" in the statement. I'm not sure this is going to make anything better.

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* Kudos to Slog commenter Pope Buck I for coming up with Orson Scott Victim Card. That was great.

(Via Deadline Hollywood)

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