The global Christian community has spoken out against DC Comics hours after it announced on Monday that Jon Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, will be shown as bisexual in the latest iteration of the comic book series.
The character will come out in the Nov. 9 issue of “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5,” when he kisses his love interest Jay Nakamura.
One of the Nollywood actors who is very vocal about his faith, Williams Uchemba, has urged parents to be very protective of their children at all cost, in a post on his social media page.
Williams backed up the post with a caption that directly referenced the DC Comics announcement. He said:
“Since when did sexual content started being cool in kid’s cartoons and comics. Kids hear with their eyes, protect them.”
Another Nollywood actor named Gideon Okeke described DC Comics with unprintable words saying that if Children’s comic could be romanticised, then it will flaw the age of consent.
Josh Mandel, a Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, opted for a more dramatic complaint.
“Bisexual comic books for kids. They are literally trying to destroy America,” he tweeted.
Hollywood actor and Christian Dean Cain who played Superman in the hit television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. A day after DC Comics’ announcement, Cain appeared on “Fox & Friends,” where he described the decision to portray Superman as bisexual as “bandwagoning.”
“I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction,” the God’s Not Dead actor said… “There’s real evil in this world today, real corruption and government over reach…It’d be great to tackle those issues. I’d like to see the character doing that.”
Dean Cain who is also very vocal about his Christian faith and once said he loves doing Christian movies.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s president Daniel Akin responded on Twitter to a CNN opinion piece about the power of a queer Superman, saying, “CNN—There is no power in this, just more gender confusion with respect to how our good God wisely and distinctly made us male and female.”
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