My little brother got into outer space and stuff so my step-mom bought him a place mat with all the planets on it. When I first saw it, I was upset, because it was newer and so Pluto wasn’t labeled. I was about to say something when I noticed something…
Me:SEXUALLY-BASED OFFENCES ARE CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS. IN NEW YORK CITY, THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES WHO INVESTIGATE THESE VICIOUS FELONIES ARE MEMBERS OF AN ELITE SQUAD KNOWN AS THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES. DUN DUN
So David Tennant isn’t carrying the torch. Ok. Honestly, I never thought it would be him. Yes, it was his episode and it would have been AMAZING if they picked him, and it would have been him if the Olympics happened when he was…
Let’s accomplish some social good today. The organization One Million Moms, who describe themselves as “a network of Christian mothers and grandmothers taking a stand for our children who are exploited by the entertainment industry”, have recently released a statement asking for a write-in campaign to Marvel (owned by Disney) and DC (owned by Warner Bros.) asking them to “change and cancel all plans of homosexual superhero characters immediately”.
This is in direct relation to Marvel’s first gay marriage in Astonishing X-Men #50 and DC announcing a reveal of a male, iconic character’s sexual identity being changed from previous incarnations. One Million Moms goes on to say things like,
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 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).
This is yet again another example of the bigotry from close-minded individuals. Obviously they have no problem referencing Romans 1:26-27, but heavens forbid they take a gander at Matthew 7:1 (Judge not, that you be not judged.). I won’t even touch the stereotypical gender roles this organization is promoting.
What can you do? Easy! Let’s lets overwhelm their voice. For every email Marvel or DC receives asking to remove homosexual elements from comics, let’s send them emails congratulating them on the steps they are taking and showing support for their editorial and creative decisions. Tweet them and let them know you are proud to support gay characters and gay marriage in comics.
One Million Moms Twitter (Note: Let’s try to be civil when explaining why their bigotry is unacceptable. Sometimes it pays to take the high road.)
I hope this post gets some traction, so if you support this cause please reblog for a signal boost.
Signal boost reblogging. I jumped for joy when X-Factor writer Peter David gave us Rictor and Shatterstar… and there are so many other LGBT characters in the comics universe that I couldn’t imagine if suddenly those characters weren’t there anymore. We need steps forward, not backward.
A 90 years old man holds hands with his 40+ boyfriend. People call him a pervert, no one knows he's been hibernated for 70 years. People call another guy short. No one knows he has a serious genetic mutation that causes him to turn into a green raging monster. People call a man ugly. No one knew he had a serious injury to his face while fighting with his assassin of a wife who didn't like the nest he had built them. People call a man stupid but they don't know he is the norse god of thunder. Re-post this if you are against bullying and stereotyping. I bet 95% of you won’t do it, because you do what you want.