“The comic industry comes together in honor of those killed in Orlando,” the Love is Love comic book’s product page proclaims. “Co-published by two of the premiere publishers in comics — DC and IDW — this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world.” As the proud father of a gay daughter and uncle to a transgender niece, I’m good with that. What I’m not happy about . . .
is the anti-gun messaging.
It isn’t pervasive, but it is there. The two examples above — Matthew Rosenberg’s NRA f-bomb, Mark Millar’s “guns are made to kill” anti-gun agit-prop — are the most egregious.
I’m also less than enamored by Teddy Tenebaum’s black-and-white gallery of anti-gay bad guys (above), which ID’s Christianity as the home of homophobia and paints AR owners as “scared little men.”
Again, the vast majority of Love is Love preaches tolerance. But the bits that attack/undermine Americans’ natural, civil and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms are counterproductive.
The LGBTQ community should embrace the RKBA, to protect themselves against the intolerance they rightly deplore.