That’s a lot of moms who don’t realize their opinions are outdated, isn’t it?
As seen by those wonderful folks at Robot 6, it looks like One Million Moms, a conservative Christian group who hate when other people try and live their lives — especially when they’re fictional characters! — have posted up a new article lambasting Marvel and DC’s initiatives to add some diversity to their comic books. It’s a bit similar to that letter from the back of “Avengers Academy” we talked about in February, and the essay/rant features gems like this:
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?”
Oh, the abject terror.
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).
It’s good to know that the only issue here is the homosexuality, though. It’s not like comics have violence, curse words and idol worship, right?
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.
What this says to me is basically that OMM believe that they shouldn’t take the time to educate their children, because that’s what Marvel and DC comics for. Where else could children possibly learn about issues of sexuality and identity if not for a comic book that is bought for them by their parents who don’t seem to want to talk much to their children? And truthfully, it would be absolutely horrible if children grew up to be tolerant of others. Can you imagine that?
To that end, here is the Marko Djurdjevic variant for the issue in which the two male characters getting married are about to kiss:
DC gets a bit of anger thrown their way too over their recent announcement that someone in their universe is gay as well, although the remarks are a bit less ridiculous and more just stating facts.
There’s a lot of sass in this post, true, and it kind of throws unbiased journalism out the window, but we as a site are generally ok with that. It’s all a bit silly anyway.