People for the American Way's Right Wing Watch (a left-wing publication that assails religious and right-wing groups and individuals) reports that the Florida Family Association (a right-wing faith-based family advocacy group that champions "family values") and the American Decency Association (a faith-based organization with pretty much the same mission statement) are calling on its members to assail BioWare for including gay and lesbian relationships in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
No doubt these campaigns were spurred by Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who in January publicly slammed the EA studio for exposing children to what he considered pro-gay "propaganda."
The Florida Family Association is calling on its members to send BioWare the following form letter:
Subject: Disappointed in plans to add LGBT characters to Star Wars video games and censorship of opposing view points on Swtor.com threads.
Message: My family and I were disappointed to learn that BioWare and Electronic Arts plan to add LGBT content to Star Wars video games.
American families grew up with the Star Wars film series that was family fare. The films contained no profanity, no nudity and no sexual situations.
It makes no sense that BioWare and Electronic Arts would shatter that family quality in Star Wars video games just to pacify 35 LGBT polling participants and appease extremists.
Star Wars video games are for children. An overwhelming percentage of the 1.7 million games sold are being used by children who do not need to be exposed to this propaganda. Please stick to your policy to avoid such advocacy representations in your games.
Please tell us that it is not too late to stop this from impacting our children.
I look forward to sharing your response with family and friends.
The American Decency Association is also offering a form letter aimed at BioWare asking them to keep the game "family friendly." It's basically the same letter with a few tweaks here and there and a different title: "Keep Star Wars family friendly."
I am not sure what a "Radical Homosexual Extremist" is, but I’m pretty sure that there are better ways to keep children from playing games like Star Wars: The Old Republic, regardless of who is "hooking up" in the game.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is rated "Teen" by the ESRB, so if your young children are playing it, chances are that you may be doing a bad job at parenting.
Since it's an MMO it requires an online connection so any parent smart enough to own a computer has plenty of options to keep their children offline if they so choose. We recommend www.netnanny.com or similar software. We do not recommend spamming BioWare because the tactic that gets TV shows cancelled won't work in this industry.
Thanks to PHX Corp for the tip.
Source: Right Wing Watch