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One Million Moms Takes on DC and Marvel

It had to happen. The media attention DC Comics and Marvel Comics have been grasping for with their latest focus on homosexual characters has also gotten the attention of One Million Moms, an organization who might just sound familiar to some people. Unsurprisingly, they do not approve of these developments. And because I am a paragon of journalistic integrity, here is their statement on the matter in full.

DC Comics recently announced one of their most popular, but as of yet unnamed, prominent characters will soon be coming out of the closet. DC Comics, owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, has decided that one of their beloved superheroes will be homosexual. Who will they choose; Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Plastic Man, or another one of their characters that children look up to?

To be fair, it's probably going to be a character your kids have never even heard of. At best, the character might share a name with a character they've heard of. I'm looking at you, Alan Scott.

Last year, DC Comics Co-publisher Dan DiDio said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether.

Don't forget. In the process of the revamp, DC got rid of about half of their homosexual characters. See? There's a bright side for you here, moms! Sure, DC is turning one character gay. But I can think of at least six homosexual characters they dumped off to character limbo. You're winning the math.

Parents may have been able to avoid a new character since it would not be one many children have grown to admire. DiDio has changed his mind and will not be introducing a brand new character. They will feature an existing character who was previously assumed to be straight, will now become openly gay.

Seriously. If it turns out to be Vibe, no one assumed that. Not ever.


Senior VP Sales Bob Wayne said DiDio's view 'had evolved', comparing the shift to Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage, according to a report. DiDio did not specify which character would 'come out' or in which issue it would be featured. It will likely be a June issue during LBGT month, joining lesbian character Batwoman.

Even given what little we know of this character, I'm pretty sure that last thing he will be interested in is joining Batwoman.

And to make matters more shocking, Marvel, now owned by Disney, followed DC Comics' announcement with a surprise of their own. Northstar, Marvel's first openly gay hero, is going to tie the knot with his boyfriend in the current issue of "Astonishing X-Men." This is the first same-sex wedding in a superhero comic book.

You're at least a decade late on that one. Apollo and Midnighter got married years ago, back when having a gay marriade actually was a brave and noteworthy move. Not like today when it's really just a pretty safe publicity stunt.

In "Astonishing X-Men" #50, which hit comic shop shelves Wednesday, Northstar proposes to his boyfriend, Kyle, a fellow snow sports enthusiast who possesses no superpowers. The couple will seal the deal in issue #51, slated for a June 20 release.

Hey! Spoilers! We don't know all that for sure. ...Okay, maybe we do. But Kyle raised some very legitimate concerns about Northtar's reasons for proposing. The real issue here is not their mutual dangly bits but the use of marriage as a quick fix for relationship problems. There is a very substantial conflict happening here regarding role inequality and differing priorities between two lovers. Marriage should be the culmination of a successful relationship and not a distraction from its struggles. Come on, moms. Perspective!

"The story of Northstar and Kyle is universal, and at the core of everything I write: a powerful love between two people who have to fight for it against all odds," said X-Men comic writer Marjorie Liu in a statement.

I don't know. The fact that I've already been told to save the date does leave me feeling that all the odds are stacked in their favor.

Children desire to be just like superheroes. 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?"

No way. That's totally gay. Kids should take away the traditional lessons from superheroes. Distrust authority figures and solve your problems with violence!

This is ridiculous! Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models?

I know! They're adults! It's not like they suffer from bigotry, crises of self-esteem or a need for inspirational figures. That's baby stuff. You grow out of that stuff once you turn 18.

They don't but do want to indoctrinate 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).

Yeah. Isn't it just screwed up how people will use a book of fiction to indoctrinate young people into thinking a certain way?

Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to homosexuality at an early age. Comic books would be one of the last places a parent would expect their child to be confronted with homosexual topics that are too complicated for them to understand.

So you've never heard of Grant Morrison, I assume.

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.

What? Your kids don't even know that much? You don't even explain to them the basics of two people who like each other want to spend time together? So they don't even really understand what parents are. I mean, you don't get into the messy details with them prematurely, but there's no "too soon" to give your kids a basic understanding of human behavior and love.

Northstar's wedding will be the first same-sex wedding in the world of mainstream superhero comics, but not the first gay comic books character.

Fine, fine. If you want to get that specific about it, we can say this is the first. I guess the Authority may not have been a mainstream supehero comic, despite how well known and popular it was at the time. ...You know what? No. This is still bull. Northstar's wedding isn't the first.

Earlier this year One Million Moms emailed Toys 'R' Us concerning the "Life With Archie" No. 16 with two gay characters getting hitched. Toys 'R' Us had the audacity to display "Archie- Just Married" at the front of the store by the checkout counters.

You do realize that your bid against Archie Comics not only failed but quite likely backfired by increasing the event's publicity and sales? I'm just saying. It's worth considering.

TAKE ACTION

Please send DC Comics (Warner Bros. Entertainment Company) and Marvel (Disney) an email urging 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.

No sexual orientation at all? So no romance whatsoever should be displayed to readers. Straight or gay. That would be pretty difficult, but I'll give it to you for being consistent on this point.

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