Evangelical Slams 'Gay' Star Wars Video Game

'Homosexual activists' threaten 'empire': Tony Perkins

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 28, 2012 11:48 AM CST

(Newser) – In a galaxy not far enough away... an evangelical is criticizing the gay and lesbian relationships in a Star Wars video game, Raw Story reports. Tony Perkins, who leads the Family Research Council, wrote a post condemning Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic: "In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists! ... Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side" by adding "a special feature: gay relationships.”

Perkins claims that some 300 posts are on the game's website, "a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking." But Raw Story couldn't find 300, and saw few if any angry ones. (One gamer wanted the option of bisexual characters "for those of us who want a lot of action.") Bioware notes that gay and lesbian relationships aren't currently in the massively multiplayer online game, but will be with future content expansions.

A still from the trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
A still from the trailer for "Star Wars: The Old Republic."   (Youtube)
A still from the trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
A still from the trailer for "Star Wars: The Old Republic."   (YouTube)
A still from the trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
A still from the trailer for "Star Wars: The Old Republic."   (YouTube)
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