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Old 12-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #11
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Default Re: Representation in Marvel

Northstar could be a cool character but he's sorta just become "the gay mutant" of late. I only read the first 5 or 6 issues of Liu's Astonishing X-Men but it even came accross that way there. It's almost like it was a team book to draw people in but it was really the Northstar dealing with his sexualty title. I'm not against that but it didn't feel very organic to me.

I think they've done a fine job with Wiccan and Hulkling, so there's that.

Originally Posted by The Question
I get you.

Although, in the case of the Baptist church, the church that's probably most closely associated with The South in people's minds, it might be less of a religious thing and more because of media portraying most Southern people as racist *******s. I mean, maybe. It's definitely a factor.
That's part of what bothers me. I've never been Baptist but I've known some wonderful people of that denomination, and yet only the "nutjobs" are portrayed... well... pretty much everywhere. I was a Penticostal Christian for years and knew some wonderful christian people. Not a one of us were snake handlers or long haired holiness, or child-beating people. Some were a bit more extreme in their opinions of what's good and what's bad, but they had reason at least. They weren't hatred spewers.

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