EA Under Attack From Anti-Gay Activists

EA Under Attack From Anti-Gay Activists

EA has been hit by an ongoing barrage of hate mail, protesting against the existence of same-sex relationships in its games.

The thousands of emails, addressed to all of the company's top managers, accuse EA of forcing this content upon children and that they have been pressured by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) groups to do so.

Needless to say, all EA games include proper ESRB age rating and games that feature such content are clearly marked as not for children. Moreover, same sex relationships are not mandatory in Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Old Republic (the games being contested) and they are only offered as an option to people who choose to do so.

"Every one of EA's games includes ESRB content descriptors so it's hard to believe anyone is surprised by the content. This isn't about protecting children, it's about political harassment," said Jeff Brown, VP of corporate communications.

Some of the letters threatened to boycott all EA games unless the "offensive" content is removed.

"EA has not been pressured by any groups to include LGBT characters in our games. However, we have met with LBGT groups and sponsored industry forums to discuss content and harassment of players in online forums. In short, we do put options for same-sex relationships in our games; we don't tolerate hate speech on our forums," Brown clarified the company's position.

Evidences suggest that Florida Family Association is responsible for organizing and orchestrating the ongoing attack.