Jul 12 2013
Friday News: To boycott or not to boycott, Orson Scott Card calls for tolerance; ESPN to produce 9 short films to highlight females in sports; Is B&N doomed?
In fact, he writes a long essay on the intolerance of GLBT advocates just a few months ago for Sunstone magazine. This is what Card says about tolerating homosexuals:
Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately enforced against anyone who happens to be caught violating them, but to be used when necessary to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society’s regulation of sexual behavior cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that society.
The goal of the polity is not to put homosexuals in jail. The goal is to discourage people from engaging in homosexual practices in the first place, and, when they nevertheless proceed in their homosexual behavior, to encourage them to do so discreetly, so as not to shake the confidence of the community in the polity’s ability to provide rules for safe, stable, dependable marriage and family relationships.
The hypocrites of homosexuality are, of course, already preparing to answer these statements by accusing me of homophobia, gay-bashing, bigotry, intolerance; but nothing that I have said here — and nothing that has been said by any of the prophets or any of the Church leaders who have dealt with this issue — can be construed as advocating, encouraging, or even allowing harsh personal treatment of individuals who are unable to resist the temptation to have sexual relations with persons of the same sex. On the contrary, the teachings of the Lord are clear in regard to the way we must deal with sinners. Christ treated them with compassion — as long as they confessed that their sin was a sin. Only when they attempted to pretend that their sin was righteousness did he harshly name them for what they were: fools, hypocrites, sinners.
Using Card’s words and behaviors as an example, it makes sense to participate in the boycott, right?
But one thing that ESPN does really well is the Emmy nominated 30 for 30 series. The Bo Jackson one was great as was the scandal at Southern Methodist University. Even if you don’t like sports, 30 on 30 is great program. Until recently, only a tiny portion of 30 on 30 has been about female athletes. To address this, ESPN is launching a Nine for IX documentary series to celebrate female athletes such as Billy Jean King and Venus Williams. Buzzfeed