Orson Scott Card, a sci-fi author and one of those word-book writers who has crossed over to comics, has found himself a candidate for Andrew Sullivan‘s 2008 Malkin Award, which is awarded “…for shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate right-wing rhetoric.” (He’s in 5th place as of posting time, right behind Michael Savage.)
Card earned a finalist slot for a column he wrote for the Mormon Times, which produced this noteworthy quote:
Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn. Biological imperatives trump laws. American government cannot fight against marriage and hope to endure. If the Constitution is defined in such a way as to destroy the privileged position of marriage, it is that insane Constitution, not marriage, that will die.
All that I’ve read of Card was his terrible run on Ultimate Iron Man. I thought it was crap, and that was even before I knew he was a bigot! I think he’s done ruining superhero comics for the time being, but Marvel is still licensing his stuff for comics adaptations. Think about where you’re money’s going, kids.