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Citizen petitioning Pres. Obama to ban Skyrim [Update]
Posted: 26.11.2011 03:31 by Comments: 23
Update: As some suspected, the petition was by Christwire, a site that spoofs fundamental Christian dogma. The site had already posted an article espousing rage over Skyrim teaching children to be homosexual.

Original: A conservative Christian US citizen is petitioning President Barack Obama and the White House to destroy all copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and to arrest and prosecute anyone caught playing it.


The citizen, named "B Stephenson of Tennessee" submitted the following list of demands to The White House's We The People site:

"We petition the Obama administration to: Immediately Ban the Deadly Videogame Known as 'SkyRim' for The Safety of America's Youths.

"Whereas videogaming has proven to cause social, ethical and health problems in people of all ages,

"Whereas sexual perversion and homosexuality are threatening to destroy the Christian foundations on which this nation was built,

"Whereas a new video game has just been created that far exceeds any others in the psychological and spiritual damage it does to teens,

"We, the American people, today ask you,

1. To enact an immediate ban on the videogame known as 'SkyRim' produced by Blizzard Entertainment.
2. To seize and destroy all copies already in public hands and erase its presence on the internet.
3. To prosecute the players of 'SkyRim' to the fullest extent of the law.
4. To create a national database of videogame avatars and 'screen names' so that teenagers can be better monitored."


Any petition that gets more than 25,000 signatures from the American public within 30 days of publication is given an official administration from the White House. Unfortunately, the petition has a grand total of 10. "Unfortunate", in that it would have been a joy to have Obama defend videogames and to explain the First Amendment rights to such people, especially the Right to Privacy for #4.
Source: Eurogamer
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 26, 2011
SirRoderick
It WOULD have been quite amusing to watch, yes. :P
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Nov 26, 2011
djole381
Sexual perversion and homosexuality??? LOL!!! I haven't seen anything like that in Skyrim, not even remotely close. Who's this guy? Jack Thompson wannabe?
By RadamentX (I just got here) on Nov 26, 2011
RadamentX
Hahahaha this so made my day :D
I am suprised every time to see that people stupidity can reach so far.
At least they could have wrote full game name and correct developer.
I am christian but I hate these wannabe "orthodox" christians...they should go live in a cave or something.

Btw...SKYRIM FTW...off to go play my Dark Elf.
By KublaKhan (SI Newbie) on Nov 26, 2011
KublaKhan
This is why I loathe religion. It makes people go totally off the deep end... Can't they see how ridiculous this sounds?
By lichlord (SI Core) on Nov 26, 2011
lichlord
i think a epic facepalm and a lol is in order XD i wonder how they gonna even achieve these things "erase all skyrim stuff on the net"? might aswell stop death while your at it...

it is the job of parents to monitor their own childrens action and even so videogames aren't that bad its a idiotic accusation for the failure of parenting
By RadamentX (I just got here) on Nov 26, 2011
RadamentX
Hahaha did you guys seen the names of people who signed the petition :D

Dovakhin (Dragonborne), Ulfric Stormcloak, Morrowind...this is full of lol.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 26, 2011
SirRoderick
Trolololol
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 26, 2011
SirRoderick
Hero...you might want to read the top line again :)
By deathbirnger (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 26, 2011
deathbirnger
homosexual? wtf? skyrim is the best game i ever played and what the fuck? i dont see any homosexual "thingy"......O.o XD
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 26, 2011
SirRoderick
The whole manly Nord beserker thing maybe? I have no idea where they got that one from :)
By The_Tingler (SI Core) on Nov 26, 2011
The_Tingler
Yeah... Deathbirnger and everyone else, this was a joke. Although I do realise it's hard to tell sometimes.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 27, 2011
SirRoderick
We were all fooled hero....of course you were still fooled after they tried to tell you they were joking, but I've seen worse :P
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 27, 2011
Kres
I think I'm on time to delete my message...
By raw_wog33 (SI Member) on Nov 27, 2011
raw_wog33
Well, I hope they make pirated copies from europe if they decide to band it completely.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 28, 2011
herodotus
Uh Roderick? Don't know what you're talking about. I didn't say a thing:)

Just kidding I did not read the Update and made comments pertaining to the article being true (before the Update).
I've seen worse that WAS true, but I still feel there might be an element of truth in there.
Anyway, at my age my eyes don't read too well at 3am. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it....
By deathbirnger (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 29, 2011
deathbirnger
@the_tingler a joke all this? a waste of time? i rather spend this wastefull time creating a patch than jokes O.o
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 29, 2011
Kres
Yeah but this wasn't done by game devs deathbirnger. Hm or am I missing the point x)
By deathbirnger (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 29, 2011
deathbirnger
@kres here they joke about obama who do i know the patch is a joke hahahaha jk your missing a point were wasting our times
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 30, 2011
SirRoderick
I have no idea what you're trying to say deathbirnger.

The petition was a joke by , not the devs.
By deathbirnger (SI Veteran Member) on Dec 02, 2011
deathbirnger
@sirRoderick what im trying to say is this: ....its a joke allright but we dont have time for jokes right? xD
By Spectre98 (I just got here) on Dec 07, 2011
Spectre98
I used to make petitions, Then I took an arrow in the knee