Gay superheroes vs. one million moms
I can't believe how vocal the opponents of gay marriage have been lately, especially considering that we have far more important things to worry about in this country, like the economy being in the toilet, the environment, and the war in Afghanistan.
And now The Advocate tells us, the organization One Million Moms, which in fact has far, far less than a million members, is apparently all upset about two gay characters in X-Men getting married.
"This is ridiculous!" they posted on their website. "Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don't but do want to indoctrinate [sic] impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light."
And of course, they also thumped the bible, telling us, "As Christians, we know that homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26-27)."
So One Million Moms wants to launch a campaign against all this, urging their followers to contact DC and Marvel, and quit with the gay superheroes. They also complained to Toys "R" Us for carrying an Archie comic that also had a gay wedding. Whether the protest had any effect on this at all, the issue sold out. They also tried to get JC Penney to drop Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson, both to no avail.
What anti-gay groups can't seem to understand is that no gay show, like Queer as Folk, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, or gay comic could ever get anyone to "convert." If these comics and shows are trying to teach anything it is tolerance.
And of course, there's already reports about superheroes being outed, with DailyPioneer.com reporting that Robin, Mystique (Raven), and Catwoman are gay, although this is sure news to me, and The Guardian also ran a report headline: "Why is everyone in a hurry to out Batman?" Then again, as they say in Hollywood, you haven't made it in the business until there's "the rumor" about you.