Rev. Graham: Gay 'Iceman' Comic Book Made 'To Indoctrinate Our Young People to Accept This Destructive Lifestyle'

By Michael W. Chapman | April 22, 2015 | 5:32pm EDT

Marvel Comics outed its X-Men character "Iceman" as gay in its latest issue, a cultural step that is designed "to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle," said Reverend Franklin Graham, who added that God Himself in the Bible says that "homosexuality is a sin" and we are to be on guard against all sin."

An April 22, 2015 Facebook post by Rev. Franklin Graham.

"Today the Marvel comic character Ice Man, from the 'X-Men' series, is coming out as gay," said Rev. Graham in a post on Facebook.  "This is another attempt to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle."

"God’s Word says homosexuality is a sin, and we are to be on guard against all sin," said the reverend. "God calls us to repent, turn from our sins, and put our trust in His Son Jesus Christ who died and rose again to pay the penalty for sin."

In the "All-New X-Men" comic book, No. 40, the character "Booby Drake" has the superpower ability to to turn into an "Iceman" and use ice in a variety of ways to battle the bad guys and do good deeds.

In the story, "Bobbly Drake" makes a comment about the X-Men's professor "unbelievable hotness," which prompts a female character, "Jean Grey," who can read minds, to challenge "Bobby Drake."

She asks him why he's complimenting a woman when she knows that he is a homosexual; she can read his thoughts.

Bobby Drake, the Iceman, is outed as gay by Jean Grey in the "All-New X-Men," No. 40 comic book. (AP Photo)

"Iceman/Drake" asks, "What's happening?"

"Jean Grey" says, "Bobby ... You're Gay." He tells her to stop talking and then denies that he is gay.  He tells her to "Shh! and she says, "It doesn't matter to me or to anyone else, it's just ..."

Another X-Men character, "Northstar," came out as gay and married his homosexual partner in a 2012 issue.  At DC Comics, "Catwoman" is a bisexual, as is the character "Harley Quinn."

The Walt Disney Company owns Marvel Entertainment, which produces Marvel Comics. Some of Marvel's more well-known comics include Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, the Hulk, and Captain America.

Rev. Graham, an evangelical Christian, is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian relief group Samaritan's Purse.  He frequently preaches in the United States and around the world, and also speaks on issue such as radical Islam.

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