Wed Feb 29, 2012, 05:02 PM
WillParkinson (16,117 posts)
Archie Comics Responds To AFA (You'll like this!)
Archie Comics Responds To AFA
"We stand by Life with Archie #16. As Iíve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. Itís an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. Weíre sorry the American Family Association/One Million Moms feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people." - Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics. (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)
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Archie Comics Responds To AFA (You'll like this!) (Original post)
Response to monmouth (Reply #3)
Wed Feb 29, 2012, 05:44 PM
indie_voter (1,986 posts)
5. Kevin Keller married Clay Walker, not Archie.
It's a trifecta of goodness to make the bigots go mad.
Kevin Keller is a Iraq veteran who was injured in the war, he meets Dr. Clay Walker who happens to be African American. Dr. Walker helps him recover and they go their separate ways, a few months later they run in to each other at an airport and from there get together.
Inter racial marriage, Gays in the military and same sex marriage! All in an Archie comic book.
I love the response from the co-CEO. It's strong and slaps these bigots down good.
Response to WillParkinson (Original post)
Wed Feb 29, 2012, 05:39 PM
racaulk (11,546 posts)
4. "...he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people."
Oh if only we could *all* live a life like that!