Americans For Truth About Homosexuality president lashed out at Archie Comics yesterday on Voice of Christian Youth America’s Crosstalk for featuring a same-sex wedding between a white soldier who is marrying his black doctor – a storyline he called a “manipulative” ploy to bolster “the radical homosexual agenda”:
LaBarbera: It’s really manipulative. Of course they are going to have a solider having a homosexual so-called marriage with a black, so it’s interracial, they want to work that in there, which is fine, interracial marriage is good but not between two men, and he was the physical therapist for this soldier so they’re really manipulating these kids. Here you are taking something that parents take for granted is wholesome, Archie Comics, and now even that is being turned into a promoter of the radical homosexual agenda.
While speaking with VCY America’s Jim Schneider, LaBarbera claimed that Archie Comics is helping “the left and the homosexual activist movement” by “promoting homosexuality to impressionable children,” and lamenting that people never see a “healthy, happy former homosexual in the movies or in the media”:
LaBarbera: Obviously the left and the homosexual activist movement is dead-set on promoting homosexuality to impressionable children. This is a comic book that is supposed to represent mid-American values and they are corrupting those values. Homosexuality is for one, often linked to very severe health problems, especially male homosexuality, it’s considered immoral, since time immoral, all of Judeo-Christian history. Yet now, in the name of diversity—and it’s interesting Jim that the left’s diversity framework never seems to include former homosexuals, will we ever see a healthy, happy former homosexual in the movies or in the media in the name of diversity? It is only what the left wants diversity to be is what we see promoted.
Later in the program, a caller named Jerome said that Archie Comics never stood for wholesome values because it also publishes the comic book Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Schneider agreed and added that the comic on same-sex marriage is “now taking it to another whole level of degradation,” while LaBarbera said that not only is Archie Comics promoting gay rights but so are Fox News commentators like Margaret Hoover:
Caller: Plus, you have a female character named Sabrina, a teenage witch. Now what’s wholesome about that?
Schneider: I totally agree with you Jerome on that, it is not wholesome but this is now taking it to another whole level of degradation, in my opinion, and that is to bring about homosexual marriage. No I do not condone the others, but this is another step down moral decay Peter, I believe.
LaBarbera: Think of it as a landmark of the homosexual issue, especially the homosexual so-called marriage issue. You have homosexual practice which is an abomination in God’s eyes, detestable behavior as God says in the Bible, being attached to the most noble institution—marriage—which is a picture of Christ and His church. It is just incredible to now see conservatives and libertarians, people like Margaret Hoover on Fox News, Jim I don’t know if you’ve seen, she’s become a big so-called gay marriage advocate on Fox News and we see Fox trending pro-gay. It just seems that the voices that stand for wholesome behavior are more and more muted and I think probably the rise of libertarianism in the Republican Party is only going to make that worse and we have to find ways to get the truth out.