Perhaps Blizzard might want to consider pulling their World of Warcraft ads featuring Chuck Norris soon. While the actor may have been the butt of many a joke in Barrens chat back in the early days of WoW, today, the actor is making more of a name for himself by spreading lies about the LGBT Community- a community that, let us face it, Blizzard is having issues with already.
Norris has written several pieces for the infamous hate group the American Family Association. He is stating that the Obama Administration has declared war on religion. This is a line that many supposed Christians are trying to use in defending their bigotry and hatred.
One source notes that it appears that Norris may not have written the whole thing himself, but it went out under his own name.
Still, Norris wrote that “The Pentagon releases new regulations, forcing chaplains to perform same-sex ‘weddings’ despite their religious objections. (September 2011).” The reality is that the Pentagon has permitted military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies under a couple of conditions. The first is so long as the state where the base is located has legalized same-sex marriage. The second is if the chaplain’s beliefs allow for same-sex unions. Chaplains are not required to officiate at same-sex weddings.
Norris also wrote that “Secretary Hillary Clinton demonizes other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights (December 2011).” In this case, the words of Hillary Clinton are far better “Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people whose human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today. In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed. Many are treated with contempt and violence by their fellow citizens while authorities empowered to protect them look the other way or, too often, even join in the abuse. They are denied opportunities to work and learn, driven from their homes and countries, and forced to suppress or deny who they are to protect themselves from harm.”
Back at BlizzCon, there were two incidents that highlighted the problems that Blizzard has with the LGBT Community. The first being the question for a lesbian player about LGBT representation in the games, and the second was a rather anti-gay-epithet laden rant that was shown at the final concert. Now, they are running a serious campaign for new players with Chuck Norris.
Perhaps Bioware will take note of these missteps and pus through same-gender romance for Star Wars: The Old Republic forthwith.