Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card (b. Aug. 24, 1951) is an American author, critic, public speaker, essayist, columnist, and political activist. He writes in several genres, but is primarily known for his science fiction, and is the author of the 1985 best-seller “Ender’s Game.” He is also known as an advocate for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he has been a lifelong practicing member, and as a political commentator on many issues, he has written extensively in opposition to homosexual behavior and the legalization of same-sex marriage. He has also served as a board member of the National Organization for Marriage. The 2013 film adaptation of “Ender’s Game” (of which Card is a producer) is the target of a boycott launched by gay rights activists over Card’s anti-gay views.