Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano of the anti-gay “hate group” American Family Association are upset about the direction of Archie comics, and spoke with Religious Right pundit Larry Tomczak on Monday’s edition of “Today’s Issues” about how Archie is corrupting young people with messages promoting “the occult and homosexuality.”
Tomczak described how in a recent issue Archie dies while taking a bullet for his gay friend, something Wildmon apparently found hilarious as he cracked up while Tomczek detailed the plot.
“I know I sound like an old crank but when kids grow up being fed lies, why should we surprised if they believe lies? Why should we be surprised if they say there is nothing wrong with same-sex marriage?” Vitagliano said. “These kids grew up watching their parents laugh at Will & Grace, which changed people’s opinions, and now the kids don’t have a problem with it.”
The AFA has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as of November 2010 for the “propagation of known falsehoods” and the use of “demonizing propaganda” against LGBT people.