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    Default One Million Bigots Targets Marvel And DC Comics Over Gay Characters

    One Million Moms, the pressure group with a lot less than a million members (almost a million less) failed spectularly targeting Archie Comics from depicting a gay wedding on its cover.

    Buoyed by that lack of success, they have now moved on to target Marvel and DC Comics encouraging members to email the companies because they have gay characters in them. Here is their missive;
    DC Comics AND Marvel Superheroes Come Out of the Closet



    Part 1: 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?

    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. 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. 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.

    Part 2: 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.

    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.

    "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.

    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?"

    This is ridiculous! Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don't but do want to indoctrate 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).

    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. 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.

    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. 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.

    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.
    Just to reiterate. They don't want sexual orientation displayed to readers. That means any orientation. That means Lois and Clark, Peter and MJ, Reed and Sue... and of course that means Franklin can't exist.

    I'm a practicing Christian and I don't recognise the religion they are using to back up their arguments. I'm more of the "whom God has joined together let no man put asunder" and "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

    At Kapow last weekend, Joe Quesada stated that the most hate mail they had ever received was over gay issues. Looks like it's about to start again...
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    A lot of Vaginas have sand in them, I guess...
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    And get ready for a fire storm!


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    Kudos to OMM for name-checking Plastic Man. As for the rest, not so much...
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    These companies are prompting a premature discussion on sexual orientation.


    Premature Discussion on sexual orientation is nothing to be ashamed of. It can be treated with maturity and enlightened reasoning, and with regular practice, you may actually find yourself a more informed and less-bigoted individual in the process.

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    It's nice that they gave the in-store date for AXM #51. But it would be funny if Marvel let it sell early on 6/19 screwing up the seven people who will protest. Retailers increase your orders.

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    What I took away from this post: Rich is a practicing Christian.
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    I don't think that bigots should ever be taken too lightly - even when dressed up in faux-civility, like the members of this ignorant tight-ass-club clearly are.

    However, I think what really frightens these twits is an inner awareness that their 'call to arms/missives' are really just the last trumpeted fart sounding on an ailing sphincter.

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    also, if they have an overwhelming concern about the display of sexual orientation, it only makes sense that after they get DC and Marvel to reverse this decision, that they make their next crusade against mirrors.
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    It's an astroturf group run by Donald Wildmon and funded by one of his patrons, a right-wing couple in Omaha, Nebraska:

    American Family Association | rightwingwatch.org

    I wouldn't be surprised if the only thing these ineffectual boycotts accomplish is to give Bill and Berniece Grewcock an illicit thrill whenever one of their pet causes gets mentioned on the teevee. "That was us, Bill! We did that! And nobody knows it!"

    It must be difficult, being such a prudish scold while going through life with the surname grew cock...I bet they teased him mercilessly as a boy, until he vowed that he'd stop everyone from ever thinking of cocks again, even if it cost him every last penny he had...

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