One Million Moms Attacks DC & Marvel Over Gay Storylines; Never Ending Groan
I suppose this was to be expected.
A project of the nonprofit American Family Association, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, One Million Moms has sounded the alarm about this week’s twin announcements that DC will reintroduce one of its “major iconic” characters as gay, and that Marvel will wed Northstar to his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men #51.
“Children desire to be just like superheroes,” reads the missive on the One Mill Moms website. “Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up in costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying, ‘I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?’ This is ridiculous! Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don’t but do want to indoctrate [sic] impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light. These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children’s superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable. As Christians, we know that homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26-27).”
The notice goes on to assert that, “Children do not know what straight, homosexual, or coming out of the closet even means, but DC Comics and Marvel are using superheroes to confuse them on this topic to raise questions and awareness of an alternative lifestyle choice. These companies are prompting a premature discussion on sexual orientation.”
One Million Moms, whose membership falls far, far short of that number, if its Facebook page is any indication, calls on parents to email DC and Marvel and urge them to “change and cancel all plans of homosexual superhero characters immediately. Ask them to do the right thing and reverse their decision to have sexual orientation displayed to readers.”
You know, should I have a kid, that’s exactly what I’d want. If they were gay, and they could somehow channel the acceptance of them in comic books into saying “this shit is aiight” as opposed to “something is wrong with me”, fuck yeah. That’s exactly what I’d want, you band of shit bags.