DC Comics just hired an anti-gay activist to write its new “Adventures of Superman” Comic. Orson Scott Card is known for calling homosexuality a “reproductive dysfunction.”
“Why would we carry that comic book? If anything, I’m going to face protests if I carry that comic book, and it’s not going to sell,” said Richard Neal, owner of Zeus Comics in Dallas.
Neal says he won’t carry it unless DC Comics picks a new author.
“I am shocked that they would allow somebody that’s such an anti-gay advocate to take over the mantel of superman, even for just an issue,” said Neal.
The words “husband” and “wife” only apply to heterosexual couples, according to the Associated Press. That’s the official word out this week.
The AP says those in same-sex relationships are “couples” or “partners.”
It just semantics, right? Not so fast.
“Pretty much everything you read in the media is governed by Associated Press Style because most media outlets use that as a guide,” said John Wright, Senior Editor of the Dallas Voice. “It really smacks of separate-but-equal status. It makes it look like the AP doesn’t view sam-sex couples on an even plane with heterosexual, married couples.
A teacher in Farmersburg, Indiana says she wants her school to have a “traditional prom,” without any gay students allowed. Diana Medley says the gay students could have their own, separate prom.
There has been a national uproar, with petitions calling for the Medley’s resignation.
- Dallas Comics Store Protests Superman Penned by Anti-Gay Author (nightcaptv.com)