HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Comic book superhero Wonder Woman will officiate a same-sex “wedding” in an upcoming issue.
Jason Badowerhe, Wonder Woman's cartoonist, says it was his idea to make Wonder Woman, as the comic will say, “a proponent of gay marriage.”
Badowerhe says DC Comics was “fantastic” over the idea. He told The Sydney Morning Herald that his editor “was like, 'Great! I love it! Let's do it!'”
In the comic, Wonder Woman solemizes two women's “marriage.” “By the power vested in me,” is replaced with “Bound by the lasso of truth.” At the conclusion of the ceremony, when traditionally the celebrant says, “I now pronounce you husband and wife,” Wonder Woman simply says, “I now pronounce you married.”
An amazed Clark Kent questions Wonder Woman, who says gay “marriage” is no big deal to her, because her home island, Themyscura, is all women. “To us,” she blithely explains, “it's not 'gay' marriage. It's just marriage.”
The two lesbians are portrayed as heroes as well: they are volunteers helping people after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans.
The goal is to promote same-sex “marriage,” and to portray it as normal. “Wonder Woman is such a recognized icon, she's like an international diplomat,” Badowerhe said. “When she says 'This is what I do and it's no big deal to me,' she can pave the way to make [homosexual marriage] more normal for everybody.”
Badowerhe explained that he is projecting for his readers “who we want to be.” “Popular culture reflects who we are now, but it can reflect who we want to be,” he said. “I think DC superheros are who we want to be.”
Critics say Badowerhe and DC Comics are perverting the character Wonder Woman away from the character's original 1941 composition. The creator of Wonder Woman, psychologist William Moulton Marston, clearly intended Wonder Woman to be heterosexual, as she was in love with Steve Trevor. Wonder Woman even called Steve Trevor her lover.
Wonder Woman was created during World War II, and she often fought Nazis. Her depiction as a muscular heroine fighting for justice and peace has led to Wonder Woman being adopted as a feminist icon.
The issue will be online Friday, and the printed comic book will be published in November.