Saturday, 28 January 2012

Fundamentalist outrage of the day: Disturbances in the Force

I always thought Lando Calrissian was overcompensating:
"After first going after Girl Scout cookies, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins is now attacking the game Star Wars: The Old Republic for allowing same-sex relationships. Stephen Reid of Bioware announced that players in the MMO (massively multiplayer online game) could have 'same gender romances with companion characters' as part of 'a post-launch feature.' But enabling players to be in same-sex relationships is too much for Perkins, who in a radio bulletin entitled 'Rebel Fleet Surrenders to Gay Empire' slammed the game for having 'gone to the dark side.' He said that parents are angry 'that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking,' urging members to 'join them by logging on and speaking up. It's time to show companies who the Force is really with!'"
I bet the piano bars in Cloud City are fabulous! 


C.Rabideaux said...

My fiance plays a lot of RPGs. Most of them are moving away from the Hetero-stereotypes and opening the games up for more realistic play. In the past year he's played three or four different games. All of them allowed the development of homosexual "relationships." Out of all the things that occur during gameplay, a make-believe relationship (hetero or homosexual) is absolutely the least offensive thing I can think of.

Me said...

Now you're just being reasonable and logical. You see, nothing makes little baby Jesus cry more than the possibility that two Wookie dudes might fall in love. :)
(thanks for commenting by the way)