We already told you how the two major comic-book publishers, Marvel and DC, both have big gay events coming in June: DC announced a beloved iconic character is coming out of the closet during Pride month, while Marvel has started the publicity machine for the wedding of the X-Men’s Northstar and his longtime boyfriend, Kyle.
Now, like the Legion of Doom, One Million Moms has surfaced from the swamp to ruin everyone’s fun. A message on the One Million Moms (OMM) website reads:
“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 [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).
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.”
Well, even if you accept that comic books are just there to provide role models (hardly, they’re more escapist literature than anything else), the average age of a comics reader is 35. Not exactly the “little boy” OMM seems so obsessed with.
OMM is urging both Marvel and DC to cancel all plans for gay characters immediately: “Ask them to do the right thing and reverse their decision to have sexual orientation displayed to readers.”
As retaliation, we’re asking that you go out and buy both an issue of Astonishing X-Men #51 and whatever comic DC rolls out its gay character in. (Click here to find a comics shop in your area.) Heck, buy two copies of each and give one to some impressionable little boy.