posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
People thought it was morally wrong to give African Americans equal rights.
True, but this is a disanalogy because, currently, we all agree that black people should be treated equally, so when we look back at the past we can
say things like what was done to black people was wrong.
So your analogy would only work if we presumed that homosexual behavior and marriage was indeed morally good or neutral, and not detrimental to
society. But that's precisely the issue. Some people think homosexual behavior and marriage is wrong and detrimental to society.
That didn't stop Stan Lee and Jack Kirby from creating one of the greatest comics of all time that took heavy influence from the civil rights
Great, but that the civil rights movement. Here, we're talking about homosexual behavior and marriage.
Are you saying that the X-Men should never have been created because it took a stand in regards to a controversial issue that many saw as
Presuming the X-men were created for this sole purpose, no, not per se. But I do think it's bad taste to use comic book characters that people of all
backgrounds and opinions read and enjoy to push controversial political opinions. It just seems selfish to me.
Frank Miller's comics have had undertones of homophobia for a long time. That hasn't stopped 300 or The Dark Knight Returns from
being great comics.
Well, I don't know if this true or not--or what even homophobia means in this context. Is anyone who disagrees with the moral belief that
homosexuality is OK a homophobe? That's an interesting stance.
Their purpose is to primarily push their agenda with the story being secondary.
So you're OK if a comic book pushes the idea that homosexuality is wrong only if the story comes first? Well at least you're consistent. I respect you
edit on 26-7-2012 by Sleepwalk7 because: (no reason given)