In their windmill-tilting battle against “trash in today’s media”, the One Million Moms have turned their attention towards DC’s teaser announcement about relaunching a major superhero as gay, and the subsequent press ties to what Marvel has also done to integrate revealed homosexual characters into their universe.
“Parents may have been able to avoid a new character since it would not be one many children have grown to admire.” After that subtle implication that shunning or boycott is the way to protest, the “Moms” then ask, after mentioning the upcoming Northstar nuptials in Astonishing X-Men, “Can you imagine little boys saying, “I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?”"
(Um… ALL the X-Men? At the same time? Isn’t that… polygamy?)
They then urge followers to “Ask them to do the right thing and reverse their decision to have sexual orientation displayed to readers.” Unfortunately for them, following JCPenney’s corporate example, Disney and Warner Bros. has begun blocking emails from the AFA server.
Their thinking isn’t very clear, obviously. If their specific request is to not have sexual orientation displayed to readers, that means they want Clark and Lois to break up and “just be friends”; they want the eternal and repeating love story between Hawkman and Hawkwoman retconned away; no more Tony Stark flirting with… is it Pepper or anything-socially-permitted-
Oh! That’s not what they meant! They should have said so.
Unfortunately for the “Million” Moms, Facebook is not their collective friend. Their indignant announcement on discovering that Alan “Green Lantern” Scott was going to be re-introduced as homosexual got an overwhelming number of positive, gay-supportive cheers, overwhelming the small percentage of bitter comments disappointingly promising to protect their children from sin.
Lee Knox’s power ring oath seems to have worked – not long after “In brightest day, in blackest night, No intolerance shall escape my sight Let those who worship ignorace’s [sic] might, Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!’ was added to the organization’s announcement, comments started vanishing before the page was completely removed.
It must be noted that the “One Million Moms” are a branch of the conservative-reactionary, Protestant-fundamentalist American Family Association, and not the grassroots organization it pretends to be. The AFA have been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center “The listings are based on the propagation of known falsehoods and demonizing propaganda.”
["One Million Moms" only has around 48,000 members on Facebook. By our math, they're 952,000 short - Ed.]
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