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Old 11-20-2012, 05:11 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by Penforhire View Post
You are helping put food in the mouth of the author, regardless of what ideas are or are not in their next book. I find it ethically valid to boycott any entity if you disagree with something else they do. ....
OK, I can see where you're coming from and do not question your ethics.

But OSC did not in fact do anything bad (that I know of).
He only expressed some views that are considered unethical and wrong in this day and age.
But why not consider that he did not grow up in this day and age? If (and this is pure speculation) he was brought up in a religious family with conservative views and the community in which the family lived was the same would you expect him to be different?

I have read about and discussed cases where adults have powerful inner conflicts between the mores and memes implanted in them in their childhood and youth and their new ideas acquired from education and observation.
I admit that I did not read his interview linked above and I'm frankly not sure that I want to (maybe that makes me a moral coward, I don't know...) but if he indeed wrote a story that does not portray homosexuality as clearly evil (as it is said above in this Thread) then maybe he does have some ambiguity about the issue and maybe stories are the way he expresses this because he may not feel able to articulate these views in straightforward talking.

I am not condemning you (or indeed anybody) for your boycott but I am saying that the court of public opinion is often both misinformed and too quick to condemn without either knowing all the facts or indeed fully pondering the known facts.

I am not OSC's solicitor and I do not want to enter into an argument so I will stop arguing my point of view on this issue with this post.

I'm also going to consider that maybe I'm wrong and the majority (in this Thread) is right.

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