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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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...


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.