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"I must admit, I am quite shocked at this new "spin" to cause diversity. I know a few people that have chosen that way of life, and they are very nice people. (I for one do not agree with it.) And to create a character under the guise it is going to include more culturally diverse people, is sad. To be African American, White, Oriental, Hispanic, etc- that is one thing. That is who a person is. They are born with this. Including all ethnic backgrounds is important. However, I would not group the gay population into that category. That is the life style they have chosen. Unbeneficial - even if you have no religion at all it doesnt even fall into the realm of evolution seeing as that is to always evolve to the better- eventually I mean.. wouldn't they die out? (Just stating facts) And for DC to say they werent expecting this much debate on the topic shows how little research was actually done. If they wanted to incorporate a gay character, then at least create a new one and don't bring it in under the same reason as having multi ethinic characters (God's Creation vs. Man's interpretation all in the same category.. scary thought) I am quite dissapointed and will be refraining from purchasing anymore comics distributed through DC."
Let's see, he starts out with an insincere expression of surprise, moves on to a blatantly homophobic "it's a choice" argument (bonus points for trying to sound nonjudgmental as he's judging people), a strangely out of context religious argument that, for some reason, attempts to use evolutionary biology theory to prove that homosexuality is "wrong," ending with an implausible promise to not buy comics published by DC anymore. Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe we have discovered the platonic ideal of a message board post!
Honestly, I'm finding great unintended comedy in comics boards lately. Between Batwoman and Lost Girls, I find myself eagerly looking forward to the next knee-jerk arguments about the morality of a work that so far no one commenting has read yet.
Besides, it's either force myself to find this sort of thing funny, or live in despair at the folly of humanity.
Couldn't resist one more:
"I must admit that I am truly disappointed that you decided to bring Batwoman back as a lesbian. I am truly disappointed that you succumbed to the pressures of the gay/lesbian movement. There is no need to bring this lifestyle before the minds or eyes of young children/teens. I had hoped to introduce my children to the comics I loved when I was a child. But now I want you to know that I will not buy DC Comics for any of my kids or students. Comics should be about fun, adventure, make-believe, not sex or sexual preferences. Making Batwoman a lesbian takes the fun, entertaining past time of reading comics to another level, and this should not be. Comics can help children to read and use their imaginations, however you take this away from them. I think you are making a big mistake."
Ah, yes, that angry mob of drag queens and bull dykes protesting outside the DC editorial offices, accosting editors on the street and threatening their families if DC didn't put some more gay characters in their comics finally had an effect...