A right wing group called One Million Moms is threatening a boycott against Toys R Us for carrying
Toys R Us didn’t respond to HuffPo’s request for comment, but here’s what they got from Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater:
As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone,” he wrote. “It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.
Huffington Post: One Million Moms Threatens Toys ‘R’ Us With Boycott Over Archie Comics’ Gay Wedding Issue
Bill Whitcomb, who brought this story to my attention, says “Obviously, I haven’t been keeping track of Archie, but I’m surprised that they are this progressive.” Same here, but I do remember seeing this on Boing Boing.
March 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm
Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-32, Matthew 5:18,19 and Luke 16:17. Try as hard as you can, you Christians, to pretend those verses in your magic spell book don’t exist. Let your morals and rationality be as flexible as a 16-year-old Cirque du Soleil performer and come up with some ‘context’ where those commandments are really loving and okay.
The invisible monster that lives in the sky didn’t ask you to boycott homosexuals. No, you’re supposed to do something else, and it’s pretty specific, and Jesus said He was on board with it too. Don’t let the competition leave you with leftovers in the comics criticism department. Get busy, or S to the T to the F to the U.