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.
Apparently, the answer is very wrong indeed. Firstly, children don’t read comics anymore! Secondly, if they were reading Astonishing X-Men, they would likely have found things more objectionable than two people in love getting married – Hey, remember when Warren Ellis was writing the book with the threats of genocide? Genocide is worse than gay people, right? You can agree on that, right? And thirdly, shut up and stop trying to force your bigoted views on the rest of the world. Even if Marvel and DC were heavily influencing young minds by placing gay characters on pedestals in a positive light, that’s a good thing. You know what X-Men is all about? Tolerance and how wrong it is to demonize an unknown “other” based on nothing more than prejudice. The problem here isn’t that kids could read so much X-Men that it rots their brain, but it might be that you guys haven’t read enough X-Men.
One Million Moms wants people to email Marvel and DC to complain about the Northstar wedding and the upcoming outing of a DC character. It’s so tempting to say “We should email them to support those decisions,” but I worry about overloading servers and the poor people who’ll have to go through all those emails. Instead, just email One Million Moms and tell them that they should stop being so scared and hateful and open their minds just a little bit.
Oh, and probably learn to count. They seem to be somewhere around 98,500 short right now.