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Another Comic Book Hero Goes Gay?

By GOPUSA Staff

Marvel Comics already has its gay superhero, Northstar. The comic book company is planning a Northstar "marriage" on June 20. Now DC Comics appears to be following suit. The original Green Lantern, a character named Alan Scott, is returning, but with one major change. He's gay. The question is... why?

As noted in The Christian Post, X-Men character Northstar will marry his companion in the June 20th issue:

"When gay marriage became legal in New York State, it raised obvious questions since most of our heroes reside in New York State", said Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso in an interview with Rolling Stone this week.

"Northstar is the first openly gay character in comics and he's been in a long-term relationship with his partner Kyle so the big question was – how would this change his relationship? Our comics are always best when they respond to and reflect developments in the real world. We've been doing that for decades, and this is just the latest expression of that."

Now, The Blaze reports that as part of DC Comic's "universe-wide reboot," Green Lantern is coming back, but this time he's gay:

The big reveal officially comes Wednesday in the second issue of DC’s “Earth 2” series, which features Scott as the main superhero of a parallel world. Scott, who first appeared in a 1940 comic, is getting a new origin story as a young media mogul as part of DC’s universe-wide reboot.

DC confirmed the news about the character Friday after co-publisher Dan Dido told a convention audience in May that a heretofore straight character would be gay.

“He’s going to be the leader of the team, this dynamic hero, he’ll do anything to save people, the bravest man on the planet. Why not just make him gay as well?” writer James Robinson told USA Today.

What is all the fuss about? Obama is giving speeches endorsing gay marriage. Courts are picking up the issue. What is going on? According to the Huffington Post, Gary Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute estimates that only 1.7 percent of the entire adult population in the U.S. is gay. Based on the way the media and the left hype the issue, most Americans probably think the number is much higher.

But back to the point. Why even make a superhero gay? Isn't the comic book for kids? Isn't it supposed to show the good guy fighting bad guys? What's the agenda here, when no kid out there cares whether his or her favorite super hero is gay or straight.

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  1. rusty571Comment by rusty571
    June 1, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    Why? Simple…”inoculate” our innocent youth to accept homosexuality. Welcome to the United States of Soddom and Gamorrah.

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    • liberty49Comment by liberty49
      June 1, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

      This is what happens when 1% of the population are sexual deviants whose powerful lobby gets a foothold in our nation.

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  2. joesixpack31Comment by joesixpack31
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    The question is… why? The editorial staffers are probably all faggots. They occupy the Whitehouse these days…why not the funny papers…except they are not funny and raise the question: Who really needs them?

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  3. Jim ForsytheComment by Jim Forsythe
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    This is sick! I do not like my super heroes being perverts.

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    • dblakeComment by dblake
      June 1, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

      None of my superheroes are…

      And you are completely correct, this is sick.

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    • pypypypyComment by pypypypy
      June 1, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

      Yes, the writers are sick, In any event, most gay men are very femine, so how can Northstar be a super hero? Shdnt he be super heroine? The whole thing is ridiculous.

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  4. Troy Is OnComment by Troy Is On
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    Rusty571 is correct.

    All about indoctrination. The main stream media and the vile, ultra liberal left are pushing this to get your kids used to the idea.

    The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

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  5. DudleyComment by Dudley
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    Welcome to the last days of Rome. It’s all down hill from here.

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  6. rick63Comment by rick63
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    I will tell at least 10 people who will each tell 10 people that I will no longer purchase DC comics, watch their movies or any of their television, nor will I allow my grandchildren to watch any of this garbage. If DC comics thinks that the Gay community can support them….let them have it

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    • amazedhumanComment by amazedhuman
      June 1, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

      I do believe you have tumbled on the solution…if all these folks want to spread the gay word, let them….but also let them know that only the gay community will support them. Then see how fast that little farce comes to an end.

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  7. LibertysSonComment by LibertysSon
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    How long will the Lord hold back his anger? I greive for my children and grand children.

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  8. justomajoanComment by justomajoan
    June 1, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    I wonder if Ryan Reynolds would still have played the part of the Green Lantern if he knew in advance that they were going to do this to the character, or did he not care, what some people will do for a buck. It’s discusting any way you look at it. Then we wonder why “What is happening to this Country?” I’ll tell ya what… it’s going straight to hell in a hand basket, faster than the speed of light. Where in the Constitution does it say we have the right to pervert, kill steal and destroy, that’s the devils job and we the people are taking it away from him. Don’t we have enough battles to fight?

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  10. RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Wonder how this makes Ryan Reynolds, who played the Green Lantern in the 2011 movie, feel? I think HuffPo should interview him on this subject. Of course, if he’s a typical Hollyweird limo liberal, he will be obliged to say he’s okay with it.

    For a special interest group, which representing less than 2 percent of the overall population gays surely are, why should they dominate in favorable media coverage and why should their agenda be any more important, or highlighted, than anyone else’s?

    Rusty571 is, indeed, correct. It’s all about indoctrination of our children, as if most regular public school, liberal sophistry and slosh aren’t already turning their brains into mush.

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  11. bigdtootallComment by bigdtootall
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Why? Green Lantern is gay to increase sales and spark investor/collectors to buy this comic in bulk for profitable return. It will probably work.
    As to the root cause for Green Lantern’s gaity, I suspect there is something in the spandex!

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  12. dthur1003Comment by dthur1003
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    The next “superhero”…how about Pedo-Girl, the champion of all pedophiles!
    Why not let the female “superheroes” get in onit ??? And for all of you who say it’s ridiculous, gays were regarded the same way 30 years ago! World IS going to hell!

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    • sureshot32Comment by sureshot32
      June 1, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

      That you would even equate being gay to being a pedophile shows how little you know about the subject. While one (gay) is about being attracted to and loving someone of the same sex, the other (pedophile) is about preying on the young and helpless. One involves two consenting adults while the other involves a victim of manipulation and abuse. If you can’t see the difference between these two completely different types of people, may God have mercy on your soul.

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    • Troy Is OnComment by Troy Is On
      June 1, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

      Surely sureshot you aren’t implying that the pedophiles don’t ‘love’ the children they are attracted to? I mean, I’m certain they don’t look at it as ‘preying’ or even wrong. Have you ever talked to a pedophile, or are you showing just how little you know about the subject?

      The age of consent can change too. Well, who knows how low the government might allow it to go? Think about it… The government allows homosexuals to marry in some states even though I don’t want it. Who’s to say what they might change that ‘you’ think is wrong?

      Bring on that famous liberal tolerance! LOL, nah…

      BTW, both are sins. I’m just pointing out that accepting one and disapproving of the other is a bit hypocritical when both are sin.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      June 1, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

      Why sureshot is one perversion better than another? or more desirable?

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  13. fredroeComment by fredroe
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    Of course Ryan Reynolds is a extreme liberal, he was married to Scarlett Johansson who is a flaming elitist liberal that swooned all over Obama during the election. O’ and Scarlett emailed each other like they were children. Ryan will definitely think it’s cool for his character to go gay. He’s part of Hollyweird elite, and they think they know so much more than us simpletons.

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    • Bob BarberComment by Bob Barber
      June 2, 2012 @ 9:58 am

      For once I can agree with a comment made by a far right looney bigot on this site! You are a bunch of simpletons. Thanks for finally coming clean.

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    • fredroeComment by fredroe
      June 2, 2012 @ 10:55 am

      No, Bob, I didn’t say us with common sense were simpletons, I said you elites (as in liberals) think we are.

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  14. Mrcalifornia65Comment by Mrcalifornia65
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    It does seem to be completely unnecessary. I’m a movie fan of the comic book heroes and go to all the movies, including the recent Green Lantern, Captain America and the Avengers. I will continue to go to those films that do not make our heroes homosexual. There is just no point to it. It is rare that the heroes have any love life, but to make a point of inserting a homosexual relationship is nothing more than an attempt at political indoctrination. Why would I pay my money for that?

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  15. comicman1975Comment by comicman1975
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    This is not right ok so there are gays and i can’t stop it BUT if there going to put gays in comics make them new ones not old ones that already exist and have a solid story line I mean really I’ve grown up with the characters and love them it’s like not fair to the original artist’s idea of the making of them !

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  16. Comment by 'John Beam
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    I wouldn’t doubt that when sales tank for Green Lantern, they’ll either be forced to “reboot” him all over again, or he’ll magically get “cured” of his perverted lifestyle. It seems like a very stupid business decision, if you ask me…

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  17. effwingerComment by effwinger
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    Parades, schools, boy scouts, media, Hollyweird, politicians, comics. This is nothing but in your face decadence, only to rot this nation from inside out. Its going to be too late very soon to change this sickness. I am no homophobe, but doesn’t anyone see there are bigger problems than this queer acceptance stuff?

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  18. elderalComment by elderal
    June 1, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    What’s next? Did Buffalo Bob and Mayor Bluster have a too-close “relationship” on the Howdie Doodie show?
    Were Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes more than just friends?
    Leave it to the perverts to pollute not just the present but to also re-write the past with their twisted, demented ideas.

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  19. middlegroundComment by middleground
    June 1, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Batman/Robin, Lone Ranger/Tonto and finally we will have oy Rogers having an affair with his horse. I always knew Rogers was too sickly sweet to be a real cowboy and now I know — his horse was in love with him because of his singing or was that Gene Autry.

    Where does this nonsense end and aren’t there laws against porno aimed at children or is that another dead issue in our Liberal society? Sick, sick and more sick. Comics like this are not aimed at consenting adults, but at children and as such should be off the shelves and into the wastebasket along with the publishers.

    Obviously before any actor agrees to play a hero, he needs to have a clause prohibiting the story writers from changing him into a pervert, which should keep a few more lawyers employed fighting corruption and crime (in their dreams).

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  20. Troy Is OnComment by Troy Is On
    June 1, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    I should point out to those who are comparing the Hal Jordan Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds), that this is about Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern from the 40′s who got his power from a magical lantern.

    Hal(Ryan)-(an entirely different character) gets his power from the Main Battery on OA, from the Guardians of the Universe.

    That’s one of the reasons DC felt safe to do this. They know that Alan is a ‘very secondary character’ in a side line set of comics that aren’t their main money makers. I’m not sure, as I don’t care for Alan Scott’s Green Lantern, but I don’t even think the character has a comic book of his own. He generally shows up in the Justice Society of America (JSA) books.

    It figures he’d be homosexual. The JSA story lines are usually a waste of time.

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  21. Col.GrampawComment by Col.Grampaw
    June 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    rick63, you’re spot on. The consumer has the final say, and since most kids have to ask Mom & Dad for the money to buy this trash, the parents are the ones who hold the power to put the brakes on this agenda. If they say NO the first time one of their kids wants to bring one of these so-called comic books home, then the problem will self-correct thru loss of revenue. That, my friends, holds far more sway than what the 2% can bring to bear on the LGBT agenda. Remember Don Imus and Glen Beck and what advertising boycotts did to their careers. The “power of the purse” controls everything, and if parents refuse to fund the purchase of this kind of garbage, whether it be in print or on the big screen, the morons responsible will have to eat a lot of newsprint. Investors want the value of their stock to increase and their dividends to be paid in cash, not unsold copies of comic books.

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  22. amazedhumanComment by amazedhuman
    June 1, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    Why wreck an already established super hero? If they want to have a gay super hero, create one….don’t ruin one we already know and love, for crying out loud. This is about as stupid as JKRowling coming out and saying Dumbledore was gay. Yeah, right, ruin the series, why not just to get your name back in the spotlight. Good going. You and I both know this is done to try and get more kids to grow up thinking being gay is a dandy thing. won’t be long and we’ll have teachers telling the kids that Washington and Lincoln were gay…probably throw in Benjamin Franklin, too. Why not? Wasn’t this the way of history? When things get to the saturation point of depravity, don’t they crumble and destroy themselves? I think we’re next in line.

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  23. jasaplayComment by jasaplay
    June 1, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    Just hideous. . .remember when comic books were art and entertainment for kids? Sick-o world.

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  24. Repossess AmericaComment by Repossess America
    June 1, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    This is just sick. What is happening to our country?Next thing you know we will allow rape.

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  25. gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
    June 1, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    And just remember when Halloween comes around, and all these young children, encouraged by their politically correct teachers, come knocking on your door as the “Gay Green Lantern”. It will put a whole new SICK meaning to “Trick Or Treat”. This depravity has got to end.

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