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Don't you just hate it when an author you hold in high regard turns out to be someone you wouldn't associate with in real life, to the extent that you look at them and all their works in a totally different light.

Today that person is Orson Scott Card:

So I've got a library copy of his 'How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy' book. I make the mistake of reading the mini-biography and find out he did two years unpaid Mormon missionary work in Africa.

Ok. It could be worse. That was probably a long time ago...

I then make the mistake of reading his wiki page.

A devout and outspoken Mormon, Card is a board member of the National Organization for Marriage.

He's a board member of NOM. If that name seems familiar at the moment, it could have something to do with this little gem, where one of their followers advocated murdering gay couples.

And on homosexuals:

Card described homosexuality as an acquired characteristic linked to abuse or molestation in childhood.

Oh, and he also has tenuous links to the Scientologists.

I know this is probably old news (since I'm normally a few months to a year behind on news) but still. I can't, in all honesty, ever give him money. Ever.

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