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Gay Sci-Fi Author David Gerrold Slams Orson Scott Card Over "Tolerance" Plea

"After twenty years of despicably virulent homophobia, no. This is just another detestable characterization of LGBT people -- that we are intolerant. Intolerant? Of people who want to lock us up, put us in concentration camps, deny us our civil rights? Intolerant? Are you fucking kidding me? You want me to be tolerant, Scott? First be one of those people who understands. Or to put it bluntly -- get your fucking foot off my neck, then we'll talk tolerance. [snip]

"Our nation was founded on the idea that 'we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (people) are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights -- and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' Your public statements, Orson Scott Card, put you on the wrong side of that declaration. Until you recognize that your public utterances have been at the service of bigotry and prejudice, there can be no redemption for you in the eyes of the LGBT community. Or anyone else, for that matter." - Famed science fiction writer David Gerrold, writing on his Facebook page.  Hit the link and read his full rant, it's worth your time. (Tipped by JMG reader Homer)

RELATED: If you are unfamiliar with Gerrold's work, check out his Wikipedia entry. He wrote The Trouble With Tribbles!

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