Thursday, May 24, 2012

Letter to

To whom it way concern at your organisation:
I am disgusted and saddened by your response regarding the coming out of 2 comic characters.
In this day and age, when gay people are finally seeing some respite from homophobic groups, including the Hollywood entertainment industry, which you disparage so much.
Can you not put down your strict moral code and see that there are millions of gay teens and young people who can not help their sexuality? The suicide rate among gay teens is more than four times that of straight teens. Your organisation perpetuates ignorance and defamation, which leads to more hate and fear.
Marvel and DC should be proud to allow their characters to finally be free and not be living a secret, double life, in fear of people and groups such as yours.
At a time when some churches are ordaining gay ministers, when the US military has scrapped it's harmful 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy, at a time when the President and the Vice President have come out in support of same sex marriage, your organisation is promoting old world, archaic values, which are exclusionary and harmful to young people.
Every time someone wants to teach a young person about the adversities of life, there is a group like yours trying to shield them from the harsh realities of life. The reality is that you are in a minority. If you want to be ignorant, keep it in your own house or church group. The rest of us are just trying to get by without being persecuted by your puritanical ilk.
Good day.

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