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2014-08-14 08:46:39 AM
"I know I sound like an old crank," Vitagliano said, "But when kids grow up being fed lies, why should we surprised if they believe lies? "

Isn't that the AFA's whole business model?
 
2014-08-14 09:04:39 AM
Occult?
 
2014-08-14 09:11:35 AM
The group isn't the first to express its disapproval of Archie Comics and the Kevin Keller character specifically. In 2012, One Million Moms threatened Toys 'R' Us with a boycott because the toy chain is carried the controversial Archie Comics issue in which Keller tied the knot in a same-sex wedding.

Umm...One Million Moms is the AFA.

But I will enjoy watching some of the posters here explain why this isn't bullying, but posting a business' "we don't serve gays" policy on Facebook is.
 
2014-08-14 09:35:41 AM
Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?
 
2014-08-14 09:36:12 AM

Diogenes: The group isn't the first to express its disapproval of Archie Comics and the Kevin Keller character specifically. In 2012, One Million Moms threatened Toys 'R' Us with a boycott because the toy chain is carried the controversial Archie Comics issue in which Keller tied the knot in a same-sex wedding.

Umm...One Million Moms is the AFA.

But I will enjoy watching some of the posters here explain why this isn't bullying, but posting a business' "we don't serve gays" policy on Facebook is.


STOP OPPRESSING ME!
 
2014-08-14 09:36:57 AM

Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?


I know you're probably trolling, but I feel like saying it anyway:

Equality is not an agenda.
 
2014-08-14 09:43:46 AM

RedPhoenix122: Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?

I know you're probably trolling, but I feel like saying it anyway:

Equality is not an agenda.


Be decent to those not like you = Communism

Archie should have grabbed the gun and shot Keller himself.
 
2014-08-14 09:49:45 AM

DeaH: Occult?


Oh, they make us go through this whole thing where we put on robes and pledge our souls to The Dark Lord before they let us have the buttsecks.  But really, it's largely ceremonial.
 
2014-08-14 10:00:35 AM
comicsmedia.ign.com

That skull is definitely an occult symbol
 
2014-08-14 10:06:56 AM
Great.
Now my Ouija board is telling me to blow the mailman.
Thanks, Archie.
 
2014-08-14 10:11:51 AM
How are they promoting it?

Are there ads like "Learn How To Become Gay" next to the X-ray glasses on the back?
 
2014-08-14 10:15:04 AM
Who can forget that one comic where Morgan Le Fay and Merlin had an orgy with Archie and the gang?  That's where Jughead learned the Charm of Making!
 
2014-08-14 10:30:22 AM

I_Am_Weasel: How are they promoting it?

Are there ads like "Learn How To Become Gay" next to the X-ray glasses on the back?


actually it's next to the ad for Superman knee pads
 
2014-08-14 10:52:22 AM
Everything's Archie!
 
2014-08-14 10:53:51 AM
Stuck up Riverdale punks!  Think they're too good for me!
 
2014-08-14 10:57:04 AM
By the way, I take a particular interest in this story because I collect old bubblegum records - the Archies, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Josie and the Pussycats; that sort of thing. If these knuckleheads think the Archies are gay and satanic, the Banana Splits would make their brains melt.
 
2014-08-14 11:01:13 AM
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Homosexuality!!! ♫

* out of breath *
 
2014-08-14 11:01:28 AM
Has anyone else rubbed one out to Betty and/or Veronica?
 
2014-08-14 11:02:01 AM
It's Archie comics. If your child is reading Archie comics in 2014, then he must be locked in his grandpa's attic.
 
2014-08-14 11:02:44 AM
Jughead's ears are handles.
 
2014-08-14 11:05:11 AM

Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?


You're not wrong.
 
2014-08-14 11:06:15 AM

Muta: Has anyone else rubbed one out to Betty and/or Veronica?


Has anyone not?
 
2014-08-14 11:07:34 AM
"I know I sound like an old crank," Vitagliano said, "But when kids grow up being fed lies, why should we surprised if they believe lies? "

He continued, "These kids grew up watching their parents laugh at 'Will & Grace,' which changed people's opinions, and now the kids don't have a problem with it."


How horrible, the kids are becoming more tolerant of others!
 
2014-08-14 11:09:33 AM

Lackofname: It's Archie comics. If your child is reading Archie comics in 2014, then he must be locked in his grandpa's attic.


Came in to say something similar.  I read them back when I was a kid and thought they were old then.  I'm 46.
 
2014-08-14 11:09:36 AM
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2014-08-14 11:10:51 AM

Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?


It doesn't have to be. When you write, draw, ink, and print your comic, it can be any way you want it to be.
 
2014-08-14 11:11:06 AM

Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything  used to push anmy agenda?


FTFY
 
2014-08-14 11:13:04 AM

Muta: Has anyone else rubbed one out to Betty and/or Veronica?


Just one? Not me.

I am always fascinated by Archie comics. They are light-hearted stories set in a "we should go back to a time that never existed vibe" and based around strong morale values. It looks like the kind of thing conservative parents would give kids to keep them away from the corrupt rest of the world. The reason it all works, however, is those strong values include forgiveness and charity to those who have made mistakes or don't have the same advantage, and everyone is valued and deserves an equal place at the table no matter their race, religion, orientation, ability, hamburger addiction etc. That the "values" groups lose their shiat over those ideas has always amused me.
 
2014-08-14 11:16:34 AM

InmanRoshi: [img.fark.net image 350x150]


What's a nubian?
 
2014-08-14 11:16:37 AM

jso2897: Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?

It doesn't have to be. When you write, draw, ink, and print your comic, it can be any way you want it to be.


Forget it. He's just a tracer.

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2014-08-14 11:17:14 AM

DeaH: Occult?


duh.  There's a coven of witches in the next town over.

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2014-08-14 11:17:17 AM

Diogenes: The group isn't the first to express its disapproval of Archie Comics and the Kevin Keller character specifically. In 2012, One Million Moms threatened Toys 'R' Us with a boycott because the toy chain is carried the controversial Archie Comics issue in which Keller tied the knot in a same-sex wedding.

Umm...One Million Moms is the AFA.

But I will enjoy watching some of the posters here explain why this isn't bullying, but posting a business' "we don't serve gays" policy on Facebook is.


Apparently it's OK to boycott big businesses for daring to acknowledge that gay people exist, but it's not OK to boycott small business owners for discriminating against gay people. Because big businesses can take it because they're big, while the poor, downtrodden small business owners will be forced to go out of business and live on the street. Or something.
 
2014-08-14 11:19:37 AM
Seriously, could Dilton Doiley be more twink?
 
2014-08-14 11:24:02 AM

Muta: Has anyone else rubbed one out to Betty and/or Veronica?


Two girls, One Jug(head)
 
2014-08-14 11:28:22 AM

RedPhoenix122: "I know I sound like an old crank," Vitagliano said, "But when kids grow up being fed lies, why should we surprised if they believe lies? "

Isn't that the AFA's whole business model?


I'm surprised that they don't see the irony.

Reminds me of this conversation I heard some of my co-workers having. One guy is a dad of 2 little kids and very, very Christiany who is telling the lady next to me about maybe possibly the kids figuring out the truth about Santa Claus. He says, "what if they start questioning if other things aren't real, like the Easter bunny or the tooth fairy?" It took all the reserve in my arsenal to keep from blurting out "....or Jesus?" Cool story, brah.

I mean, how do these people just not see the irony?

I grew up with supposedly Christian adults telling me that rock music was from the devil and if you played records backward and that that an upside down peace sign was actually a cross upside down(!) and these people earnestly believed these things and told these kinds of things to people and pass it off as truth who were young and impressionable to scare them, I guess? At least Archie comics is fiction. No one has ever tried to pass anything in Archie comics off as truth. (Or Harry Potter, or any of the other things these cranks like to complain about.)
 
2014-08-14 11:30:18 AM

gnosis301: Who can forget that one comic where Morgan Le Fay and Merlin had an orgy with Archie and the gang?  That's where Jughead learned the Charm of Making!


Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha
 
2014-08-14 11:30:20 AM

Needlessly Complicated: RedPhoenix122: "I know I sound like an old crank," Vitagliano said, "But when kids grow up being fed lies, why should we surprised if they believe lies? "

Isn't that the AFA's whole business model?

I'm surprised that they don't see the irony.

Reminds me of this conversation I heard some of my co-workers having. One guy is a dad of 2 little kids and very, very Christiany who is telling the lady next to me about maybe possibly the kids figuring out the truth about Santa Claus. He says, "what if they start questioning if other things aren't real, like the Easter bunny or the tooth fairy?" It took all the reserve in my arsenal to keep from blurting out "....or Jesus?" Cool story, brah.

I mean, how do these people just not see the irony?

I grew up with supposedly Christian adults telling me that rock music was from the devil and if you played records backward and that that an upside down peace sign was actually a cross upside down(!) and these people earnestly believed these things and told these kinds of things to people and pass it off as truth who were young and impressionable to scare them, I guess? At least Archie comics is fiction. No one has ever tried to pass anything in Archie comics off as truth. (Or Harry Potter, or any of the other things these cranks like to complain about.)


Shall we make a list?  I'll start.

Archie Comics
Harry Potter
Dungeons & Dragons.
 
2014-08-14 11:30:37 AM
Nobody complains about monster hunter's pet pig even though that's promoting the handling of unclean animals.

And it lets you commit the abomination of eating shellfish(queen shrimp)

And dont get me started on the demon drugs....
 
2014-08-14 11:32:02 AM

InmanRoshi:  [img.fark.net image 350x150]


Archie is not farking Mr. Wetherby! He's just asking for help with his farking homework!

/Read between the lines, biatch
 
2014-08-14 11:33:36 AM

fiddlehead: Diogenes: The group isn't the first to express its disapproval of Archie Comics and the Kevin Keller character specifically. In 2012, One Million Moms threatened Toys 'R' Us with a boycott because the toy chain is carried the controversial Archie Comics issue in which Keller tied the knot in a same-sex wedding.

Umm...One Million Moms is the AFA.

But I will enjoy watching some of the posters here explain why this isn't bullying, but posting a business' "we don't serve gays" policy on Facebook is.

Apparently it's OK to boycott big businesses for daring to acknowledge that gay people exist, but it's not OK to boycott small business owners for discriminating against gay people. Because big businesses can take it because they're big, while the poor, downtrodden small business owners will be forced to go out of business and live on the street. Or something.


It's not okay to boycott big businesses for discriminating against gay people, or at least for giving money for anti-gay legislation. Remember Chik-fil-A? No, the real test here, as it should be for all business decisions, is whether or not it's Christian. Not Christ-Chrisitan, mind you, American-Christian, which leaves out most of that pesky red letter part of the Bible.
 
2014-08-14 11:34:30 AM

Needlessly Complicated: RedPhoenix122: "I know I sound like an old crank," Vitagliano said, "But when kids grow up being fed lies, why should we surprised if they believe lies? "

Isn't that the AFA's whole business model?

I'm surprised that they don't see the irony.

Reminds me of this conversation I heard some of my co-workers having. One guy is a dad of 2 little kids and very, very Christiany who is telling the lady next to me about maybe possibly the kids figuring out the truth about Santa Claus. He says, "what if they start questioning if other things aren't real, like the Easter bunny or the tooth fairy?" It took all the reserve in my arsenal to keep from blurting out "....or Jesus?" Cool story, brah.

I mean, how do these people just not see the irony?

I grew up with supposedly Christian adults telling me that rock music was from the devil and if you played records backward and that that an upside down peace sign was actually a cross upside down(!) and these people earnestly believed these things and told these kinds of things to people and pass it off as truth who were young and impressionable to scare them, I guess? At least Archie comics is fiction. No one has ever tried to pass anything in Archie comics off as truth. (Or Harry Potter, or any of the other things these cranks like to complain about.)


The annual Rock The Universe (aka Jesuspalooza) is coming up at Universal.  I always find that curious.  Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Halloween Horror Nights...shouldn't they be offended?
 
2014-08-14 11:35:10 AM

fiddlehead: Diogenes: The group isn't the first to express its disapproval of Archie Comics and the Kevin Keller character specifically. In 2012, One Million Moms threatened Toys 'R' Us with a boycott because the toy chain is carried the controversial Archie Comics issue in which Keller tied the knot in a same-sex wedding.

Umm...One Million Moms is the AFA.

But I will enjoy watching some of the posters here explain why this isn't bullying, but posting a business' "we don't serve gays" policy on Facebook is.

Apparently it's OK to boycott big businesses for daring to acknowledge that gay people exist, but it's not OK to boycott small business owners for discriminating against gay people. Because big businesses can take it because they're big, while the poor, downtrodden small business owners will be forced to go out of business and live on the street. Or something.


I could see them using that angle.  Well done!
 
2014-08-14 11:35:35 AM
Definitely pushing a homo agenda.......

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-14 11:40:20 AM

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Muta: Has anyone else rubbed one out to Betty and/or Veronica?

Just one? Not me.

I am always fascinated by Archie comics. They are light-hearted stories set in a "we should go back to a time that never existed vibe" and based around strong morale values. It looks like the kind of thing conservative parents would give kids to keep them away from the corrupt rest of the world. The reason it all works, however, is those strong values include forgiveness and charity to those who have made mistakes or don't have the same advantage, and everyone is valued and deserves an equal place at the table no matter their race, religion, orientation, ability, hamburger addiction etc. That the "values" groups lose their shiat over those ideas has always amused me.


It's the old "Do as I say not as I do" dodge.  You'll rarely find the "values" groups actually going through with any of the tolerance and acceptance they preach non stop about, and that Archie comics stresses the importance of actually following the morals you teach probably makes their little heads pop like balloons.
 
2014-08-14 11:44:06 AM

InmanRoshi:  [img.fark.net image 350x150]


Archie was the biatch and Jughead was the butch. That's why Jughead wears that crown-looking hat all the time. He's the king of Queen Archie's world.
 
2014-08-14 11:56:18 AM

snowybunting: Definitely pushing a homo agenda.......

[img.fark.net image 424x403]


Glad that's taken care of. No mention of how the occult presence in their comics is over 50 years old? You know, that whole "Sabrina" character?
 
2014-08-14 11:57:22 AM

Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?


Exactly.  Why we do have to have someone else's lifestyle pushed into our face?
 
2014-08-14 11:58:43 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything  used to push anmy agenda?

FTFY


What is her agenda?
 
2014-08-14 11:59:00 AM

DeaH: fiddlehead: Diogenes: The group isn't the first to express its disapproval of Archie Comics and the Kevin Keller character specifically. In 2012, One Million Moms threatened Toys 'R' Us with a boycott because the toy chain is carried the controversial Archie Comics issue in which Keller tied the knot in a same-sex wedding.

Umm...One Million Moms is the AFA.

But I will enjoy watching some of the posters here explain why this isn't bullying, but posting a business' "we don't serve gays" policy on Facebook is.

Apparently it's OK to boycott big businesses for daring to acknowledge that gay people exist, but it's not OK to boycott small business owners for discriminating against gay people. Because big businesses can take it because they're big, while the poor, downtrodden small business owners will be forced to go out of business and live on the street. Or something.

It's not okay to boycott big businesses for discriminating against gay people, or at least for giving money for anti-gay legislation. Remember Chik-fil-A? No, the real test here, as it should be for all business decisions, is whether or not it's Christian. Not Christ-Chrisitan, mind you, American-Christian, which leaves out most of that pesky red letter part of the Bible.


Good point! It's OK for Christians to use their moral code to boycott businesses, just like it's OK for Christians to use their moral code to discriminate against gay people!
 
2014-08-14 12:01:53 PM

mistrmind: Trance750: Why can't comics simply be comics. Why must everything be used to push an agenda?

Exactly.  Why we do have to have someone else's lifestyle pushed into our face?


I hate it when those other lifestyles get pushed into my face, and leave a hot, thick load of tolerance all over me.
 
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