One has to wonder how One Million Moms (A subsidiary of the American Family Association Inc) is going to feel when these poor children are exposed to Occupy Riverdale, which is being illustrated by the lovely and talented Gisele Legace, artist and co-author of Menage a 3, Eerie Cuties, and Magick Chicks. After all, her other works deal with issues that OMM are likely to really object to.
But, still, that is not what they are upset about right now. They are furious that Toys R Us is carrying the latest Archie comics involving a same-sex wedding. They wrote:
Select Toys ‘R’ Us stores are now selling ‘Archie’ comic books with a same-sex wedding displayed on the front cover. The front cover reads “Just Married” with two men marrying and one is wearing a service uniform. This comic book is being sold in select stores across the country. One example is the Queensbury, NY location in the upstate New York area.
Toys ‘R’ Us employees do not actually set up the displays; they leave this up to the vendor, but they should be aware of the merchandise being sold in their stores nonetheless. These comic books are sold at the front checkout counters so they are highly visible to employees, managers, customers and children. Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage in a toy store. This is the last place a parent would expect to be confronted with questions from their children on topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, which is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.
A trip to the toy store turns into a premature discussion on sexual orientation and is completely uncalled for. Toys ‘R’ Us should be more responsible in the products they carry.
Of course, no one seems to want to mention the fact that the chain sells toys which are, shall we say, less than nice. They sell toy guns, which can fool children into believing that guns are toys. This is an unfortunate reality that has cost a number of children in less than vigilant homes their lives.
Beyond that, they sell toys that teach violence. A quick perusal of the catalogue of Toys R Us finds that they sell violent and horror filled video games, and a large number of other toys which OMM is likely to object including Harry Potter figures and a scantily clad Princess Leia. So, the question is, are these people actually worried about the children, or are they just out to oppress lesbians and gays.