“One Million Moms” Attacks Superheroes

The  known as (referred to here on out as OMM) has lobbed a new attack.  They recently came in the news after their vicious and unnecessary attack against , which was so much of a joke that even right-wing pundit Bill O’Reilly was .  It appears OMM has decided to enter the realm of , however, as this time they are going after comics industry giants, Marvel Comics and DC Comics.  This isn’t the first time that OMM has targeted comic books, however, as earlier this year they went after  for an .

Marvel and DC are currently in the process of  LGBT characters, as well as Marvel  featuring a wedding between two gay characters in an issue of Astonishing X-Men.  While homosexuality in the realm of comic books is a hot-button issue, as a comic collector and frequenter of comic forums, I can honestly say that Marvel and DC fandom will most likely lash out against this attack.  Comic books are the realm for geeks, not gay-hating individuals running an outlandish hate-group.

Of course, no one is at all going to be intimidated by this.  Marvel and DC have received plenty of criticism from some fans for introducing LGBT characters, yet they press on anyway.  Most likely the cry for more LGBT characters overpowers the cry against them.  From my personal experience, most fans either want more gay and lesbian characters, or they are indifferent towards the idea.  It’s no wonder, however, that these comic giants are introducing new LGBT characters and heroes.  Recent polling has shown that a majority of Americans are actually in favor of same-sex marriage.  ( and )

There sadly isn’t any chance of pressuring the hate-group OMM to back down from this attack, but this is the perfect chance for the hate-group’s opponents to really make OMM come out of this looking like an even bigger joke than the Ellen debacle.  OMM isn’t just an enemy to gays, but their message is one of hate, bigotry, and anti-Americanism.  Their attacks directly oppose freedom, seeking to put us in the LGBT community squarely in the category of second-class citizen.  They have their First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression, but so to do we, the majority of Americans, have our First Amendment right to make them look like clowns.

About Toni Goodman

Cultural Anthropology Major at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
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