'Star Wars' game makers catering to minority

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)
A pro-family group is outraged that the makers of a Star Wars video game have given in to pressure from a small group of activists, agreeing to include homosexual content in the future.

About 1.7 million copies of "Star Wars: The Old Republic" have already been sold. But the company, BioWare, has caved to boycott threats from pro-homosexual advocates and announced that at some point in the post-launch, the game will include some homosexual characters.

The Star Wars film series contained no profanity, no nudity, and no sexual situations. And during development of the new game, BioWare declined initial requests to include homosexual content, stating that their policy is to ensure political neutrality and equality. But when "Queerty: Free of an agenda. Except a gay one" contacted BioWare with threats of boycotts, the developer changed its mind.

David CatonDavid Caton, executive director of the Florida Family Association (FFA), says a small group of activists are being pacified. "We have 35 LGBT (lesbian, 'gay,' bisexual, transgender) extremists that are trumping 1.7 million other people in what the content should be for the upcoming additions and upgrades," he explains. And Caton contends that video games should not be exposing children to this kind of social engineering. "We're very, very obviously concerned about adding homosexual content to video games to a captured audience of hundreds of thousands of children who otherwise would not ever see this type of material," he laments.

Meanwhile, the FFA executive director reports that the company is censoring any posts on its website that disagree with the decision. Still, his group is encouraging "people to send e-mails to let their voices be heard ... to say this is atrocious."

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