Jordan Vaughn Neal 
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Re: “Because of Orson Scott Card's politics, I won't be seeing Ender's Game

You need to learn how to be disagreed with, gracefully. Supporting traditional marriage is not an opinion of hate, generally, but an act of love of an institution that has been used to define your own personal relationship well. From the perspective of Card, as a Mormon, marriage entails procreation within it's very definition, as it does for me is well. That is a foundational aspect of the relationship and it is something that is simply physiologically impossible in a same sex relationship. As such, if the word marriage is redefined to mean two people who love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together, with the exclusion of the possibility of procreation, then a new word or meaning must be applied to Card's relationship with his wife, or my relationship with mine, as marriage no longer is a complete definition. All that being said, I agree that government treatment of relationships should be universally equivalent, but the solution to this should be less government involvement in marriage, not more. The closed minded attitude of the opponents of traditional marriage is truly staggering, as I have never seen a moment of contemplating this perspective from their side, while virtually every proponent of traditional marriage I've met has taken a good amount of time to consider the opposition and sympathize with the opposing view. This is how we should treat those who disagree with us, with understanding and insight, not with throwing books away, that don't even have anything to do with the author's political opinions. I'm a Voluntaryist and my opinion entails that anyone who wants bigger government only wants to further the theft murder and unjust imprisonment that our government is guilty of. That being said, I still watch movies, despite the fact that virtually everyone who makes the movie is an advocate of bigger government. Because I can be disagreed with and still be okay, because I understand that I could be wrong. You could be wrong. Everyone could be wrong about everything, and it turns out that the best method to deal with this fact is to live in peace. To never force anyone to do anything, and to never react to an opposing opinion with hate, anger, intolerance. I would recommend this philosophy for you because it will make you a happier person and will make life more tolerable and enjoyable.

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Posted by Jordan Vaughn Neal on October 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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