Comic Industry Forcing another ‘Gay’-Themed Story on Young Readers

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 fighter[2] 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.

Notes:
  1. 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. []
  2. Batwoman hero returns as lesbian” (May 30, 2006). []
  3. Marvel Comics to unveil gay gunslinger” (December 22, 2002). []

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  • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    Give that these comics were never intended for reading by young children (keep in mind that both of the Dredd movies, in 1995 and 2012 were rated R), I'd be alarmed if children were reading comics like this in the first place. Not every comic book is intended for the child viewer. (In a similar dynamic, most cartoons released theatrically from the 1930s to the 1950s are not intended for today's child viewer either in their uncensored form---and that warning is on the DVDs; on TV, they are heavily cut.)

    If children are reading these comics even before now, I'd be a bit worried; these are at best for adolescents and adults...not anyone below the 7th or 8th grade.

    • Screeminmeeme

      Adam Moreira...I agree. Bottom line, responsible parents should be monitoring what their children are doing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.mcdivitt Gregory McDivitt

    How is publishing a comic book "forcing" it on someone?

    • NoParties

      It isn't, not in the least.

    • fliteking

      Never heard that young minds are impressionable?

      Given the right presentation, it might as well be forced.

      You OK chief?

      • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

        The problem is that young minds probably should not even be reading the Dredd comic series to begin with...at least not below the high school level. Comics do not necessarily mean child-friendly.

  • NoParties

    It's not forcing anything on anyone, and there's nothing wrong with presenting gay people as people.

    "I was just too scared to admit it." Why would they be scared? Because of people like Mr. DeMar who insist on shaming any instance of homosexuality in any form of media when it is not explicitly anti-homosexuality, and treating homosexuals like some kind of group of vampires seeking to prey on children. But most people see through the shallow judgments of Mr. DeMar, and accept that gay people exist, have a right to exist, and have a right to be gay.

    Have fun cataloging every instance of pro-homosexual themes in popular media Mr. DeMar, it'll keep you busy.

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  • General

    the quote: "Homosexuals want the children, and they are doing everything in their power to molest their young minds." IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE! - a reason why child molesters (esp. of boys) must by perverted NATURE, be homosexuals first! An escalation of a deviated sexual nature is perverse... All true moral people know that instinctively, even without referring to the Biblical warnings and punishments given by GOD, or the punishments allowed by God given to the laws of man. - Nevertheless, homosexual acts are only amongst the other sexual sins that can lead to eternal death. The Bible Laws on sexual sins started with "Thou Shalt not Commit Adultery" - expanded upon, that can mean any act that 2 married adults may do in private - being extended to non-married situations, or against the laws of natural pro-creation. HEREIN is the problem that "Gays" (anything BUTt happy) want to pervert to suit their wish to sin, but hide their sins in rhetoric. Churches refuse to do their part, by REBUKING SIN - because they also are confused while they DISOBEY GOD! (Matt;5-17 on) - God has not listened to pastors or priests for about 1,800 years, who follow the FALSE lie that the Commandments are done away with, which are against what Jesus Himself said! - And so, we have generations of people born into DARKNESS, and leads to the situation we have TODAY! - God calls in the Bible (Revelations) for ALL those who THINK they belong to HIM (but are not YET) - to come out of their confusion ("Babylon") of belief and believing what God said is TRUE. It extends also to the MEDICAL FIELD: getting people to accept that taking POISONOUS substances will stop cancer etc... Instead of what HE advised of: HERBS. The lies go on, as Christ warned! - So, it is always up to US to do something about it.

    • fed up

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST!

    • RG

      Sorry, but grown men prey upon young girls and grown women prey on young boys. Gay people don't have the monopoly on child-rape. If you don't believe me, just check out your local police department's Sex Offender registry website. Married heterosexuals commit heinous acts on children, too.

      • fliteking

        It is odd you feel the need to debase the truth.

        You sit alone at lunch, huh?

  • http://www.lesbiansinmysoup.com/ Katy

    Trying to figure out how a comic book can be forced on someone.

    • Raymond

      2 Timothy 3:

      This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

  • Uptite

    All I can bring to the subject is that this gay thing is a chance and a dare and once you do it, you say "hey, I'm gay"...what about trying to educate our younger generation on the nature of sex under the guidelines of a Christian belief, HA! We all know the answer to that.. I know it first hand, my baby brother thought he was gay but did not want to be. He had the same girlfriend from 15-20 - one day he announces to me that he is gay, I ask how/why; went to some freaksex party in Boston where he was cohersed into a sexual encounter - a couple of years later he told me he wanted to be "normal again and didn't know how, wanted to get married to a woman and have five kids ;/ Only a year later found out he had AIDS ...he died at 29. I know they are out there ...had a couple of lesbos living next door, sure friendly at the pool, but they hounded me to try it, told them to go blow joe. This is no joke, and this is not something we need to be showing our children,,,it is not OK to be gay. It is not healthy mentally, physically or spiritually! I miss my baby brother still, twenty years later, and wish I would have caught his mishap at the gate, he was my best friend too.

  • oleinwi

    The Greek and Roman Empires embraced "alternative" lifestyles, just before their respective collapses...

    • Pastafarian

      Or you could say that when these societies embraced this lifestyle they went through an enlightenment where they invented Democracy, Philosophy, Astronomy, Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry), Timekeeping (Sundial & Calendar), Cartography, Botany, Music, Literature, Medicine, Money, Roads, Urban Planning, Indoor Plumbing, Central Heating, Sports, and a host of other Architectural, Engineering and Artistic achievements. Maybe this enlightened view of sexuality was just another thing the Greeks did to help mankind out of the Archaic age, and another example of their society's superiority over the Dark Ages. (when the Church took over).