by Jack Minor –
A pro-family group has said makers of the Star Wars videogame caved into pressure from a small group of homosexual activists at the expense of children who could be exposed to explicit material.
Approximately 1.7 million copies of “Star Wars: the Old Republic” have been sold. Bioware , the company file that sells the game, has given in to boycott threats from pro-homosexual advocates stating that at some point the game will include homosexual characters.
The decision is a huge departure from the family friendly atmosphere of the Star Wars film series which contained no profanity, no nudity, and no sexual situations. During development of the new game, BioWare initially declined requests to include homosexual content, stating that the company policy is to ensure political neutrality and equality.
However, after ”Queerty: Free of an agenda. Except a gay one” contacted BioWare with threats of boycotts, the developer changed its mind.” On their site they said, “Bioware had initially said Old Republic wouldn’t have a same-sex option, but a strong response from fans led the company to change its mind. Because the game was so close to its 2011 holiday-season release date, gay and lesbian hookups won’t be immediately available.”
A few weeks ago LGBT activists increased the pressure on Bioware with thread posts at the Star Wars The OldRepublic website saying, “It has come to my attention that the developers of this game aren’t taking our questions about same gender romances in SWTOR too seriously. We were promised post launch, and now it looks like it may never happen because it is SO hush hush, due to the “negativity” other players bring into the conversation.”
“My thoughts are simple, hit the like button on this Facebook page, and lets show them how many of us DEMAND that we get some information regarding what TRULY amazing Bioware games brought us to Star Wars: The Old Republic.”
David Caton, executive director of the Florida Family Association, said the decision by the company is being made to pacify a small group of activists at the expense of the other 1.7 million players.
“We have 35 LGBT (lesbian, ‘gay,’ bisexual, transgender) extremists that are trumping 1.7 million other people in what the content should be for the upcoming additions and upgrades,” he explains.
LGBT activists claim that there is no opposition on the Star Wars website to their demands that the game include homosexual characters.
Caton said the reason is that Bioware is censoring any posts on its website that disagree with their decision.