The notoriously anti-gay group that bills itself as One Million Moms, but in reality has only about 47,000 supporters judging by its Facebook page, is now targeting Marvel and DC Comics over their announcements to introduce and marry gay characters in their mainstream comics.
Earlier this week, Marvel Comics announced that its first openly gay hero — Northstar — will marry his boyfriend in mainstream superhero comics’ first same-sex wedding in the June issue of “Astonishing X-Men.”
Marvel’s announcement came on the heels of DC Comics’ revelation that one of its iconic superhero characters will reveal he is gay, also in a June issue.
One Million Moms called the announcements “shocking.”
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 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).
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.
One Million Moms, “a project of the American Family Association (AFA)” — an organization designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — is calling on members to send DC Comics and Marvel emails “urging them to change and cancel all plans of homosexual superhero characters immediately.”
That issue of Archie Comics featured the wedding of openly gay character Kevin Keller — the issue promptly sold out.