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Gaming Bus Blog: Family Research Council Complains about Same-Sex Relationships in Star Wars: The Old Republic

(Source: Gaming Bus)

Here to bring you the WTF Moment of the Day is the Family Research Council, an ultra-conservative organization (sometimes described as a hate group) known for attempting to stop the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) population and their allies from promoting their “gay agenda.” In a recent radio commentary, the following statements were made regarding an announcement from BioWare that gay relationships would be developed for Star Wars: The Old Republic:

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 [sic], 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 [sic], 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!

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