Orson Scott Card, the sci-fi writer behind the celebrated book Ender’s Game, has made headlines in the past for his anti-gay views. Now he’s under fire for making racially tinged remarks about President Barack Obama.
Card, a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, recently said, “I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.”
“Obama is, by character and preference, a dictator,” Card wrote.
He goes on to suggest that Obama administration will recruit “young out-of-work urban men” to form a national police force not unlike Hitler’s infamous storm troopers.
Ender’s Game, an award-winning best-seller, has been adapted into an upcoming feature film starring Harrison Ford and Viola Davis.
For his part, Ford has publicly distanced himself from the author’s rhetoric.
Watch the trailer for Ender’s Game here:
Only time will tell if Card’s views will hurt the big-budget film at the box office. Ender’s Game is scheduled to open November 1st.