Judge Dredd is not a big comic fan favorite, so it doesn’t do a lot to the franchise to add a gay-themed story. “The latest edition of the comic 2000 AD is titled Closet and deals with the issue of a teenager coming out. The first page appears to show the legendary lawman in a passionate clinch with another man in a gay club, with the caption: ‘I guess, somehow, I'd always known I was gay. I was just too scared to admit it.’”
In reality, it’s not the “real” Judge Dredd. “[T]he figure is simply a man dressed like Dredd at a Judge-Dredd-themed gay club.”
The goal, of course, is to introduce ‘gay’ themes to desensitize young readers to agree that being ‘gay’ is OK.
“Steve Marchant, a tutor at the London-based Cartoon Museum, described the suggestion of Dredd being gay as a ‘major first’. . . . ‘It's certainly the first time such an iconic character has been suggested as coming out and I think it's a bold, brave move and will give gay kids a good role model.’”
Actually, it’s not the “first time.” "DC’s new ‘gay’ super hero is . . . Green Lantern!” Then there was the Flash character long before him.1 Comic creators have been pushing the sexual envelope with the introduction of homosexual characters for some time. The first one was Northstar in the abysmal Alpha Flight series that never gained much of an audience. Northstar is Canadian and not a main character.
DC continued the trend by making Batwoman a “lipstick lesbian,” a non-stereotypical feminine lesbian who moonlights as a crime fighter2 Put simply, she doesn’t look like Rosie O’Donnell so teenage boys can still drool over her. Batwoman does not drive comic book sales. If she disappears from the DC franchise, hardly anyone will notice. In fact, “creative differences” are already jeopardizing the market viability of the title.
The homosexual community’s strategy is evident: To soften public opinion to adopt the homosexual lifestyle as morally acceptable. DC had already appeased the homosexual lobby by creating a number of openly lesbian characters such as Gotham City police officer Renee Montoya, police captain Maggie Sawyer, and Holly Robinson, the best friend and protégée of Catwoman, all minor characters.
In 2011, the Archie Comic book franchise announced that it was adding a homosexual character to join Archie, Jughead, Veronica, and Betty. “Life with Archie,” issue 16, featured an “interracial, same-sex wedding of character Lt. Kevin Keller, a white American soldier wounded in Iraq, and Clay Walker, the black physical therapist who helped him recover.” Naturally, the homosexual-inspired series was lauded by homosexual groups and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Homosexuals want the children, and they are doing everything in their power to molest their young minds. The number of homosexual characters is increasing. You can find them in Teen Titans, Young Avengers, Batwoman, and Astonishing X-Men. Marvel announced in December 2002 that it was reviving the 1950’s character “The Rawhide Kid” as an openly homosexual character.3 I don’t know how well homosexual-character themed comics do the in the marketplace. I do know the Alpha Flight series has had a hard time staying in print.
In 1954, German-American psychiatrist Frederick Wertham published the book The Seduction of the Innocent. While Wertham was a little over the top in his evaluation of comics in that era, he did understand that popular culture can be used as a moral wedge.
- Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, is a homosexual, and the character he plays is best described as asexual. His favorite comic book hero is the Flash. [↩]
- “Batwoman hero returns as lesbian” (May 30, 2006). [↩]
- “Marvel Comics to unveil gay gunslinger” (December 22, 2002). [↩]