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

(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.

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deezy
Feb 12, 2012 5:42 PM CST
boo hoo evangelicals bitch about everything whats new about that ?! Maybe these extremists should follow what Jesus whats-his-nuts said regarding love & compassion...oh wait that doesnt fit with their hate agenda nevermind
JudHanson
Jan 31, 2012 9:53 AM CST
No doubt Perkins thinks the game is part of the mysterious "gay agenda" that has yet to be revealed by ANYONE. Banning this game would be no less than censorship-if you don't like some aspect of the game, don't buy and/or play it-it's real simple when you think about it.
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Jan 30, 2012 11:52 PM CST
Oh, and to anyone familiar with the game or really anything Star Wars related the statement, 'The greatest threat to the Empire may be homosexual activists,' just has layers upon juicy layers of irony.