Admission to the Burning Ruins — 10¢ (laughingacademy) wrote,
Admission to the Burning Ruins — 10¢
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Dear pro SF writers: knock it off with the homophobia

Following in the footsteps of Orson Scott Card, another writer, johncwright, has had an online meltdown over teh gheys (oh noez!):
The head of Sci-Fi channel has contritely promised to include more homosex in future shows, and to do it nonchalantly, just as if this abomination is normal and natural and worthy of no comment. The shows will not actually come out and say sexual perversion has no bad side effects. They won't actually lie and tell you homosex won't destroy your life. But they will imply the lie. They will play along. It's only polite! It's so tolerant!

I am hoping, of course, that future shows will also portray sadomasochism and bondage in a positive light -- we are all looking forward to FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO GOR, I hope. Love affairs with corpses, small children, and farm animals will also be on display in a natural nonchalant fashion in the new raft of progressive shows, titles such as I DREAM OF STINKY, PEDERASTY JUNCTION, and OLD MACDONALD HAD A SHEEP.

He has since more or less deleted the original LJ entry, posted some apologetic follow-ups, and disabled comments. You can read some more quotes at Journalfen.

ETA: Aha! Screengrab of the original post available here, thanks to bikinisquad3000.

I find this highly ironic, since he is apparently married to Stephen “I don’t see race” Colbert. Just kidding, the link really leads to the journal of L. Jagi Lamplighter, or Mrs. John C. Wright (as Mister Wright refers to his spouse on his LJ), though by her own admission she shares Mr. Colbert’s views on race, i.e., lalala I don’t seeeeee iiiiiiiit.

* Context: GLAAD gave SyFy an F grade for inclusion and representation of GLBTQ characters in its programming. A representative for the channel responded with a statement pointing out that Caprica and Stargate Universe will both feature gay characters.
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