Florida Family Association: “Star Wars: The Old Republic Could Have LGBT Characters Like Darth RuPaula”

Gay men and women did not exist in a galaxy far far away.

That is if some rightwing groups have their way.

Many such groups have already spoken out against “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” a video game which gives players the choice to engage in same-sex relationships. The American Decency Association said the game’s creator, BioWare, is pandering to “homosexual extremists,”.

Now the Florida Family Association has taken it a step further, saying that the creators are being pressured by LGBT activists to create “Darth VaPaula, a (mock) transgender version of Darth Vader — RuPaul, for kids to choose as their action player.”

“There were no LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) characters in any of the ‘Star Wars’ movies,” reads the Florida Family Association website. “So if BioWare, the maker of ‘Star Wars’ video games, adds LGBT characters for kids to select as their action figure it could be something like Darth RuPaula, a combination of Darth Vader, one of the most popular ‘Star Wars’ characters, and RuPaul, the renown transgender cross dresser.”

RuPaul is actually a male drag queen, not a transgender individual.

The website provides an email contact for BioWare’s parent company Electronic Arts and Lucas Films “to stop any additions of LGBT characters to ‘Star Wars’ video games.”


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