Turns out that Alan Scott, a.k.a. Green Lantern, also turned gay in 2012. Maybe it was the jewelry? And who knows what the X-men—or should we say X-people?—get up to. Rumors of wedding bells between same-sexed mutants abound. One dares not peer into the Bat Cave.
I learned these (I won’t call them facts) items from the Guardian which is beside itself that Orson Scott Card has been asked to write one of the many, and proliferating, episodes of Superman. Why? Card is a faithful Mormon and isn’t keen on same-sex “marriage.”
There’s only one correct belief to have about SSM, and those who are discovered or suspected not to have it must face consequences. Such as being deprived of work, and therefore the means of making a living. (Yours Truly understands where this places him.) Card doesn’t subscribe to the proper view which is why some comics fans are “outraged” and calling for his dismissal.
Naturally, there’s a petition to let Superman’s publisher DC Comics know that fans are “outraged” and will forever withhold their trade unless Card is silenced. I’m sure these fans are sincere and that if DC keeps Card the fans will sate their passion for word bubbles and endless fistfights by switching to Richie Rich and Little Lulu.
The New Statesman called Card “strongly homophobic”, which, if words have any meaning, says Card fears men who want to have sex with men. This fear could be rational, especially if Card finds himself in the Big House.
He might, too. Card said, “Once they legalize gay marriage, it will be the bludgeon they use to make sure that it becomes illegal to teach traditional values in the schools.” Regardless whether you are for or against SSM, that seems like a fair prediction. Publicly saying SSM is wrong if and when it’s legal will surely be a “hate crime” or at least grounds for dismissal or a bar to entry for many professions.
Incidentally, if you needed more evidence that our culture is becoming feminized, look no further than “hate crimes.” “Not only did he strike me, officer. He said he didn’t like me!”
If pro-SSM comics fans want to organize and cease reading DC comics, that is their right. I even encourage them to do so. Maybe it will keep them from dressing up in costume and hanging around seedy New York hotels.
Just please don’t let’s involve the government. None of this is its business.