Apr 092012
 
The final computer-generated Yoda as seen in t...

The final computer-generated Yoda as seen in the film. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Sending you a message of support against the dark homophobic forces, I am. Stay strong in this time of difficulty, you must. Like Master Yoda says "A Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they." Thanking you for standing up against the anti-gay boycott campaign, I am. May the force be with you

How can anyone resist such a call? Video game makers are becoming progressively less hidebound. Heroes can now also be black, Asian, female… or gay. While it also makes commercial sense not to exclude the sizeable majority of the human race that isn’t white, heterosexual and male, it still requires a certain amount of courage to be among the first to make the step.

Although it may seem trivial, being “only” a video game, every little helps in the struggle for equality and acceptance for any minority or ethnic group.

April 6, 2012
Electronic Arts (EA) — one of the largest video game makers in the world – is the target of a hateful boycott campaign. Why? Because they gave players the option to include a gay romance story in one of their most popular games: Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Anti-gay letters are flooding Electronic Arts headquarters, calling for a boycott. Without our help the company, its staff and more than 100 million registered players could be pushed to the dark side if the forces of hate get the last word.

Master Yoda wants to make sure Electronic Arts knows anti-gay haters don’t win the game. Add your name to Yoda’s letter urging the company to stay away from the dark side. Yoda himself will deliver the message directly to the headquarters of Electronics Arts in Redwood City, California.

SIGNING, I AM

 

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