Here's another piece of news for you
(yes, I got it off Kotaku, again)
The Florida Family Association
recently launched this article
in protest of how children are forced to play as or with gay characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic
For those who value their intelligence and don't want to read through the whole thing, they case is basically that a hypothetical player might hypothetically make a transgender and/or gay/bi character in the game, and that, hypothetically, a child playing the game might run (hypothetically) across them or play as them. Let me rephrase that, " NYEH NYEH NYEH GAY PEOPLE
Seriously, their entire case is based around how a person could
do this, and how the game forces children's "action characters" (how they call Player Characters
) to be gay, basically. And for that, they use the idea of a transgender Darth Vader. To quote:
An overwhelming percentage of the 1.7 million games sold are being used by children who do not need to be introduced to this propaganda.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activists are demanding that the makers of Star Wars video games add LGBT characters for kids to select as their action figure when playing the games.
This group is also famous for trying to get the show All American Muslim
off the air, and basically bitching and moaning that their children might catch the gays at every instance they get. Including Disney world.
Personally, as a gay person I find this offensive. As a sentient, thinking human being I find this to be an insult to my fucking intelligence. Regardless, I can't help but feel Poe's Law
is at work here.
edited 21st Mar '12 1:39:03 PM by ThatOneGuyNamedX