Archie Comics is promoting same-sex “marriage” in its Life With Archie series. A newly-introduced character, Kevin Keller, gets married to his homosexual partner in a full-blown wedding, “Walking down the aisle, surrounded by friends and family” (“Archie Comics,” Christian Post, Jan. 11, 2012). The smiling male couple appears on the cover of issue No. 16, January 2012, under a banner which says “Just Married.” The comic publisher reported that reception to the new storyline has been “enthusiastic” and there has been a surge in readership. This reminds us that the pop media is not morally and spiritually neutral, not even when it comes to children’s comics, cartoons, and toys. Often it is more about philosophical brainwashing than entertainment, and God’s people must walk in wisdom and godly caution as we live as strangers and pilgrims in this fallen world. The Bible says that the devil is the “god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4) and he is actively involved in the lives and thinking of “his people.” “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2).
(Friday Church News Notes, January 20, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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