Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Religious right flips out over comic book gay wedding (again)

When it comes to religious right groups, you have to hammer a point to get folks to realize just how off base and ridiculous they are with their so-called attempts to defend "Christian values."

Or to show their strange obsession with attacking the lgbtq community. From The Huffington Post:

The Florida Family Association, a conservative organization that says it's "defending American values," has set its sights on Marvel Comics and its parent company, Disney, for featuring the same-sex wedding of two of its heroes in "Astonishing X-Men" #51, according to Comic Book Resources.

"It is shameful that two companies like Marvel and Disney would deliberately create a superhero homosexual wedding for our children to embrace," the group wrote on its website.

"Astonishing X-Men" #51, which was released in June, features the marriage of Jean-Paul Beaubier, also known as Northstar, to his longtime boyfriend, Kyle.

The Florida Family Association is just one of a few religious right groups raising hell over this comic book wedding. Last month, I wrote a post talking about how strange it is for these groups and individuals to decry a simple gay wedding while turning a blind eye towards violence in comic books.

Well let's try a visual demonstration.

To the religious right, the following picture is evil and deserves much criticism:


While for some reason, one hears nary a peep from them when it comes to scenes like the following:




Perhaps if Northstar had invited polar bears to his wedding maybe religious right groups wouldn't object so much?



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3 comments:

Maxine Payne said...

I love me some polar bears.

JesterKatz said...

Anyone ever notice that anytime comics, TV shows, books, etc. features any gay character(s) in a positive feature, especially if it's for a teen demograph or younger, it's either "endorsement" or "propaganda"?

If it wasn't for the fact that I'd probably dislike the answer, I'd question these people what a non-endorsement/propaganda of homosexuality featuring a gay character would look like.

Jason Dabrowski said...

COMIC BOOKS
ARE NOT
FOR CHILDREN

The fact that the industry abandoned the "Comics Code Authority" some time ago, recongnized that adults enjoy good art + good stories and started writing more adult comics and adult characters is not new.

But, just like everything else, The religious right can't be bothered to keep up with reality.