By Brody Levesque | NEW YORK, NY -- In an announcement last week, DC Comics, which owns and publishes the Superman franchise, [Character, comic books, and graphic novels] will launch a new Superman digital-first series which has some LGBTQ fans angered.
According to the DC Entertainment group, the newly designed Adventures of Superman begins with a two-part story written by novelist Orson Scott Card and drawn by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story. The project debuts in the DC Comics app and digital comics website on April 29.
The inclusion of Card, a Mormon and author of the celebrated science fiction novel "Ender's Game," raised the ire of LGBTQ fans who point out that Card is staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, having served on the board of the National Organisation For Marriage in 2009, as well his public remarks on the subject.
In 2004, he had written:
"[I]t is a flat lie to say that homosexuals are deprived of any civil right pertaining to marriage. To get those civil rights, all homosexuals have to do is find someone of the opposite sex willing to join them in marriage.")
And we all know the course this thing will follow. Anyone who opposes this edict will be branded a bigot; any schoolchild who questions the legitimacy of homosexual marriage will be expelled for "hate speech."
The fanatical Left will insist that anyone who upholds the fundamental meaning that marriage has always had, everywhere, until this generation, is a "homophobe" and therefore mentally ill.
A petition was created on AllOut.org against Card. A description on the petition's page read:
OUTRAGE: DC Comics has just hired anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for their new digital Adventures of Superman. He's written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He's also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. We need to let DC Comics know they can't support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they're accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they'll hear us loud and clear.
By late Monday the petition had gathered more than 2,880 signatures towards its 5,000-signature goal.
Spokespersons for both the author and the DC Entertainment Group declined to comment.