President of the gay-phobic National Organization for Marriage (NOM), noted for being Chimpy’s shill for hire, and tireless foe of Murphy Brown, Maggie Gallagher, is pleased to announce that NOM
suckered in another rube to their sad, dismal, and failing pity-party has a new member on the Board of Directors, Orson Scott Card.
But who is this Card, of whom Maggie Gallagher speaks?
The press release from the NOM website says:
Orson Scott Card, a distinguished novelist, a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University, and a columnist, recently joined the board of directors of the National Organization of Marriage (NOM)… “We’re extremely honored that Orson Scott Card has joined with NOM in our shared mission to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it,” said Maggie Gallagher, president of NOM, “He is one of the great science fiction writers of our time and a real voice of courage and intellect on behalf of marriage.”
A quick trip to Amazon to find the latest tome, Ender’s Game, of the noted Southern Virginia U’s intellect and Sci-Fi writer Orson Scott Card reveals the first sentence of his book: I’ve watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one.
A further glance down the page, the ever-modest Card gives himself a 5-star review, which includes this graf:
For those who have commented that the reason the book is awful is because I don’t describe, or my language is so very direct and plain, I must point out that there are several stylistic traditions available to a writer.
— Orson Scott Card
I am glad to see that NOM continues to attract the best and the brightest. And from the world of fiction, he ought to fit in.
UPDATE: The badguys in Card’s one-handed reading book are called The Buggers. Nice.