Lesbian Batwoman Show in the Works, and Conservatives Needn't Freak over It

Wait, wait—just hear me out here...

So THR is reporting the CW is prepping a new superhero TV series based on DC Comics character Batwoman… and it’s gonna be super gay. Batwoman will be an out lesbian from the get-go, and Christians will commence virtue-bat-signaling sometime within the next--oh wait, already done.

Before the boycott calls go viral, here’s why—IMHO—this is not a big deal in the larger scheme of things, and we probably shouldn’t step on outrage rakes about it before a watching world. To state it clearly from the outset, I’m a traditional Christian who adheres to biblical ethics of sexuality. Now for some context for this controversy (coming from someone who’s both a DC Comics nerd and a minister of Jesus’s gospel) that I believe ought to mitigate some of the Bat-based triggering in our ranks. Not that Bat-friends use weapons with triggers… (Although, in the recent Detective Vol. 6, Batwoman actually… Sorry. Nevermind, I digress.)

A few brief points:

  1. DC isn’t adjusting canon to press an agenda here. Batwoman is not the same character as Batgirl, or a gender-swapped Batman made for this show. Batwoman has been a major figure in the comics for years, and has always been portrayed as a lesbian.
  2. There are currently 7 ongoing DC television series, and they all have significant gay characters already. This is not a “moment”.
  3. Between Gotham, the upcoming Titans series, and the announced Birds of Prey movie, pretty much every Bat-family crimefighter except Batwoman has been granted their live-action bow. If anything, they’ve held Batwoman back for last. Imagine the backlash if they greenlit every other character, but kept her in the closet--the one behind the bookshelf accessible only by setting the Wayne grandfather clock to 10:47pm.
  4. Nearly every show you watch (if you’re not a TV-less home) has at least one gay character in 2018.
  5. The straight leads on all of your other favorite shows (exception: Fuller House) fornicate like rabbits on Cialis. But we shrug, because it’s immorality we can relate to.

In sum, sin is all over American pop culture. Our reflexive reactions to its various specific incarnations tell unbelievers which hot buttons matter to us the most--particularly when we react before we know all the facts. Being accurate on an issue isn’t enough; disproportionality says volumes about our priorities. And that, as with everything we do, reflects on Jesus’s reputation.

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SC Welch
SC Welch

JohnGaltTexas has the right idea. Just don't fill your head with this kind of trash. Don't support it with your money or your time. Putting these characters in the living room is the goal--make it seem "normal" so people will grow immune to it, then oh let's have a tv show glorifying the "normalcy" of pedophilia!!! Slippery slope.

Tell It Right
Tell It Right

I think if we made a big deal about it, all we'd do is bring extra publicity to it. It's analogous to all the liberal media fussing about Trump 24/7 prior to the election, then later fussing about all the free press he got.

DirkBelig
DirkBelig

"Once I saw Jughead kissing another guy on Riverdale, that was it for me."

You're lying. I've watched every episode of "Dark Archie" and while there's been plenty of gay/bi/whatever stuff happening, Jughead has been nothing but straight with Betty.

FloridaMan
FloridaMan

The show is going to tank. Television has deluded themselves into thinking that LGBT persons are 25% of the country when they're really less than 1% (even 3% is over-stated) and the LGBT characters that do appear in shows are often the worst and most annoying parts of those shows, with its characters and plot being what actually brings in viewers. Movies and shows launched on the backs of an LG character usually crash and burn straight into the dumpster where they belong and Batwoman will be no different. They'll grant it a second season out of sheer mercy, but the ratings won't justify it.

JohnGaltTexas
JohnGaltTexas

This is easy - don't watch, read, support, or follow the helliwood trash.