Who is waging the public opinion battle between anti-gay "family values" groups and the video game creators who dared to allow same-sex romance in their massive new Star Wars game? The anti-gay crowd says the Star Wars defenders are getting help from spam-bots. (Would they be spam-droids?)
Anti-gay controversy over The Old Republic began in January, with the Family Research Organization targeting EA with letter-writing protests. The pro-family group claimed that EA bowed to pressure to include a story path that would let characters of the same gender get into a romantic relationship. Then, the Florida Family Association jumped on the same bandwagon and urged like-minded individuals to write more correspondance. The goal of these letters to EA is to get the company to stop putting LGBT characters into Star Wars games, as they'd supposedly damage the minds of any young people playing them.