Oh boy. The Family Research Council, a US organisation that “promotes the traditional family unit and the Judeo-Christian value system upon which it is built”, has finally noticed that BioWare intends to publish a game update to Star Wars: The Old Republic that accommodates same-sex relationships between player characters and NPCs. This didn’t go over well with them, because he’s a total canon fiend who says there can never be anything gay about Star Wars, ever.
On the FRC’s latest radio commentary, broadcast primarily to kilometres of empty space in western Kansas, Tony Perkins excreted this:
In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists! Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In a galaxy not so far far away, Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side. The new video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has added a special feature: gay relationships.
Bioware, the company that developed the game, said it’s launching a same-sex romance component to satisfy some complaints. That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that “gay” and “lesbian” don’t exist in the Star Wars universe. Since the announcement, homosexuals have been celebrating the news, but parents sure aren’t. On the game’s website, there are more than 300 pages of comments–a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking. You can join them by logging on and speaking up. It’s time to show companies who the Force is really with!
Is there any right-wing anti-gay tantrum that isn’t expressed with a hilarious sexual double entendre?