Who is Anti-Gay Superman? I don't know.
Superheroes seem to proliferate so rapidly that I'm unable to keep up. Even when I was a kid, in the pre-X-Men days, I couldn't have named very many of Spiderman's foes or any of the Batman ones that weren't on the TV show. I could have identified the members of the Fantastic Four by their powers (like the really crappy power of a hot chick in spandex being able to turn herself invisible), but not their names. I wasn't a comics junky beyond Mad magazine, so, as irresponsible as it may seem, I don't think I can be responsible for familiarity with Anti-Gay Superman.
The author of this movie script is to be Orson Scott Card, who is apparently Mormon and opposed to gay marriage. My elder son got me to read some of his books 8 or 9 years ago, and I retain some impressions from them, but I didn't find them extraordinary, or want to re-read them. He seemed to me a competent writer with a core cluster of reasonably interesting ideas. He's pretty workmanlike, which is not a bad thing in a superhero script writer, in my opinion.
But as for Anti-Gay Superman, I don't see the interest. Will he (or his alter ego) refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple? It seems a rather flimsy premise for a superhero movie. Will he beat up lesbians, or fly around San Francisco using his X-ray vision to peer into the bedrooms of homosexual couples? How are they going to get an NC-17 rating? So many questions.
Meanwhile, gay activists who are pressuring DC to fire Card, due to his opposition to their agenda, are comparing him with Holocaust deniers and white supremacists. I can't recall a lot of gay outcry against the many Holocaust deniers and Islamist supremacists who beat, torture, imprison and execute gays in the Muslim world, but maybe I just don't read the right blogs. If it weren't homophobic, I'd accuse anyone making such comparisons of being a bit of a drama queen.
As for supremacism, generally, I don't remember the gay community making a lot of noise, either, about our domestic black Nation of Islam, which isn't exactly gay-friendly. And if they're not going to stand up to that kind of very overt intolerance, which really is a kind of slow-motion holocaust, I don't see the point in getting worked up about a scriptwriter's personal beliefs. A lot of gays seem to think Roman Polanski has been maltreated, considering all he did was drug and rape a little girl who came to see him about a movie part. On the other hand, Orson Scott Card has expressed opinions contrary to theirs, and they are offended. It seems that Card's most offensive expressed view is that homosexuals can be 'cured' of the behaviors that he finds offensive. Gays, in turn, wish to cure DC Comics of their employing someone with whom they disagree . . . by punishing them. They want people like Card to be closeted. It's because they are tolerant, you see. Don't ask, don't tell.
Dumbledore was gay? So what? Professor X? I don't care. I think Anti-Gay Superman sounds like a crap superhero, but you're on your own, boys. Try to be a little less stuck on yourselves, please.
Via I Hate the Media.