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(LifeSiteNews) — Back in August, I wrote a column about the queering of DC Comics, with the announcement that Robin, Batman’s sidekick since 1940, was coming out as bi-sexual. I noted that as the LGBT revolution progresses, not a single major entertainment franchise will go untouched. America has a bi-sexual Robin, a gay Archie character, a lesbian Jo March, two moms in Clifford, a homosexual Mr. Ratburn, and an entire panoply of LGBT cartoon characters on TV. It was only a matter of time before America’s most iconic comic book character followed.

The Man of Steel has come out as bisexual.

DC Comics has just released the fifth issue of their series “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” which has Jon Kent — the child of original Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane — in a queer relationship. Over the past 80 years, every version of Superman has been in love with Lois Lane, but the times are a changin’ and America needs a new version of the hero, eventually. This new issue, according to CNN, “will confirm that the new Superman … is bisexual after following for Jay Nakamura, a male reporter.”

Superman’s new love interest will provide “a shoulder for Kent to lean on when the business of being Superman gets too rough,” and images that DC Comics has provided to stoke enthusiasm for their new series shows “Kent and Nakamura sharing a kiss and sitting together atop a building, their legs dangling off the edge.” According to Tom Taylor, one of the writers working on the series, the new queer Superman is necessary for our modern times.

“Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice,” he stated. “Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.”

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Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is standing for governor of Virginia and, like Joe Biden, he likes to say he is a "very strong Catholic."

Yet, also like Biden, he strongly supports killing unborn babies and is a longtime defender of the abortion industry. As if to underscore that fact, McAuliffe has even ghoulishly campaigned at an abortion center in his latest run for office.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which tells Terry McAuliffe to reject killing the innocent, stop supporting the abortion industry, and return to the Catholic Faith! This petition will also be CC'ed to the Virginia Catholic Bishops' Conference.

In spite of the fact that McAuliffe was born and raised in a Catholic family and graduated from a Catholic high school and university, he has supported the murder of the unborn throughout his life in elected office.

Indeed, McAuliffe has been taken to task several times by different dioceses. Going back to 2004, McAuliffe was disinvited as a guest speaker at his high school alma mater in Syracuse, New York, because of comments he made during a radio interview, saying that abortion is a matter of choice.

Fast-forward to 2017, when then-Governor McAuliffe (of Virginia) was excoriated by the Virginia Bishops' Conference for vetoing a bill to defund Planned Parenthood.

At the time, the Bishops' Conference stated that McAuliffe's "actions harm the dignity of women deceived by the multibillion-dollar abortion industry as well as the tiniest females, those still in the womb whose lives are brutally eliminated by abortion."

Nevertheless, McAuliffe apparently still sees nothing wrong with his support of killing unborn babies, and, as above, he recently toured an abortion mill for a morbidly opportunistic campaign photo-op. (See tweet below.)

Grateful for the opportunity to tour the Whole Woman’s Health facility in Charlottesville this afternoon with @SallyLHudson. I'll always fight to protect women's clinics as gov. No Youngkin Texas-style abortion ban in VA! pic.twitter.com/EmgDvK3AVY

— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) September 9, 2021

Stepping foot inside a place where babies are actually killed, and then campaigning to keep such murderous facilities open, takes support for abortion to a heinous new low.

And, supporting abortion as a public official is even worse for McAuliffe in terms of his relationship with God and the Catholic Church.

While supporting abortion is always wrong, Catholic politicians who vocally support abortion have an even greater responsibility to renounce their wayward positions precisely because of the scandal it can cause to the Catholic faithful, very possibly leading many others astray.

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If McAuliffe does not take steps to publicly repent of his adamant support of abortion, the bishops of Virginia should take this opportunity to address and clarify his relationship with the Eucharist and the Church.

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I’ll state up front that I’m not personally invested in any of the American comic book franchises — my European background means that Tintin and Asterix were my preferences growing up. But it is impossible to ignore the fact that major comic book characters like Superman are quintessentially American and that artwork of the Man of Steel making out with a pink-haired male journalist are iconic for very specific reasons: Even a key American superhero has fallen to the sexual revolution.

As Rod Dreher put it at The American Conservative: “Who asked for this? Who asked for superheroes to have sex lives, or gay sex lives? What does it mean that the ideological colonization of the superhero genre, the modern mythology of our times, means that transgressive sexual desire is now a definitive characteristic of our pop culture god figures? Like it or not, Superman’s identity has been bound up with America’s for coming up on century.”

“In American popular culture, Superman is the ultimate bearer of heroic virtue. Now that virtue includes sexual desire for a man. For better or for worse, that’s what America is in 2021.”

The American entertainment industry has been producing poison for decades, but the next decade is going to make that impossible to ignore for those who have preferred to shut their eyes or ignore particularly egregious attacks on Christian faith and morality in film, TV, and pop culture. The LGBT movement is not satisfied with sidekicks like Robin — they want Superman, and Captain America, and Batman. They want the major film franchises, too — and I suspect they’ll get them. After all, why not?

Some of this is the LGBT movement’s desire to use entertainment to proselytize for their worldview. And part of this is their desire to rub their cultural victory in the faces of all those who still disagree with them. The Sexual Revolution is the reason we can’t have nice things.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.

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