- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Monday, 28 May 2012 12:15
- Written by Lara Landis
- Hits: 351
Marvel Comics, which is currently owned by the Disney Corporation, has introduced its first openly gay superhero. The comic book producer is behind Archie Comics and DC in this outfit, as DC has had Lesbian characters in its universe for many years. Archie Comics already produced an issue featuring a same-sex wedding. Northstar will come out as Gay in a comic issue to be released this June. He will also marry his partner in the June issue of the astonishing X-Men.
Marvel’s decision to feature a same-sex character has drawn criticism from the group One Million Moms. One Million Moms, a group which has ties to the American family association, has urged Marvel to cancel its upcoming production. The group put out a statement accusing the comic book writers and artist of trying to encourage young people into accepting Homosexual lifestyles.
“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 childrens' 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),” the group wrote on its website.
One Million Moms excoriates DC for also outing one of its characters, without paying attention to the LGBT characters already present in the Detective Comics universe. The same organization has found fault with JC Penney and the Gap. Members attempted to boycott JC Penney over hiring talk show host Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson, and they took issue with the Gap publishing ads featuring gay couples.