New 'Moms' Attack
On Gay Comics Characters
Published: 05/24/2012, Last Updated: 05/25/2012 04:18am
American Family Association "project" One Million Moms has added Marvel and DC to the list of comic publishers that it opposes because of their inclusion of gay characters. The group argues that the companies "want to indoctrate [sic] impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light."
The group was reacting to the announcement by Marvel that its character Northstar would marry his same sex partner in Astonishing X-Men #51 (see "A Gay Wedding for Marvel"). DC announced this week that a major, iconic DC character would be revealed as gay next month (see "DC Character to Come Out").
"These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children’s superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay li9festyle choice is normal and desirable," the group said.
Earlier this year the group attacked Archie (and Toys R Us) for displaying the Kevin Keller wedding issue of Life with Archie at TRU checkout counters (see "'Moms' Attack Archie").
|Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--'Jupiter's Legacy' Revisited|
|Rolling for Initiative--The Power of Curiosity and the Frustration of Surprise|
|DVD Round-Up: 'Cloud Atlas,' 'Doctor Who,' & 'Fraggle Rock'|
|Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--Welcome To The Boomtown|
|Rolling for Initiative--What in Sam Hill WizKids?|
|Ted Yee of T&N Games on 'M:TG-Dragon's Maze' Prerelease|
|Ron Catapano of Ron's Comic World 'Man of Steel' Movie Tickets|
|Greg Angel of The Dragon's Keep on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie|
|Charles Brownstein of the CBLDF on 'Saga' #12|
|Peter DeFelice of Pyramid Comics and Cards on 'Saga' #12|
|'Go Big or Go Extinct'--First Full 'Pacific Rim' Trailer
Kaiju Monsters Take Out San FranciscoCheck out the spectacular effects-filled trailer in HD.