The conservative Christian group One Million Moms has launched an email campaign that targets DC Comics and Marvel Comics for including gay superheroes.
Concerned that DC Comics will spotlight a gay superhero and that Marvel Comics will feature a gay wedding, the group is urging its members to write Warner Brothers (corporate parents of DC) and Disney (corporate parents of Marvel). Here’s more from the group:
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). 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.
The group drafted a sample email for members to use, and it ends with this threat: “Please do the right thing and reverse your decision to have sexual orientation displayed to young readers. My decision to support your company and parent company depends on it.”
Earlier this year, the group took aim at Archie Comics. They wrote to Toys ‘R’ Us stores: “children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage in your toy store. This is the last place a parent would expect to be confronted with questions from their children on topics that are too complicated for them to understand.” (Via Reddit)