Orson Scott Card, the reason I have been boycotting Ultimate Iron Man and Red Prophet has won an award for:
"an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world (Pink Kryptonite)."
Really? The homophobic author who campaigns on his website for the illegalization of sex gender relationships... really? This person deserves an award?
Should a writer's work be judged because of their personal beliefs? So long as we place them within the proper cultural context in which they lived. There are many things that in the past were viewed as racially progressive that are now seen as racially insensitive. But this is the 21st century...
I am open about by political, personal, and religious beliefs. I know that some will judge me and refuse to read me work because of them. I do not want to support an artist that hates people like me, because supporting that artist is supporting that hate speech.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) put him on their list of the Best Books for Young Adults and gave him their Margaret A Edwards Award, which is the same as saying, "Give money to this anti-GLBT crusader and teach your kids to see this bigot as a voice of authority."
Shame on them. Continue the boycott of Orson Scott Card and all who support him.
(via After Elton)