Wednesday, Archie Comics released a new episode in which comic character Archie Andrews, of "Life With Archie," dies after being shot while protecting his homosexual friend Kevin Keller, who was introduced to the series a couple of years ago as the first openly homosexual character.
The CEO of the publishing company that produces the "Archie" series says the way in which Archie dies was very carefully chosen.
I have no doubt it was.
This newest episode is an indoctrination piece intended to further normalize homosexual behavior, elevate and celebrate those who advance it as normal, and advance the anti-gun campaign of the far left.
Parents beware. And be vigilant. While the publisher claims this series is for an adult audience, it is carefully crafted to appeal to young kids. And it does.
Archie Comic's publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwater said the way in which Archie dies was "very carefully chosen."
He says, "While he could have been killed saving "Betty" or saving "Veronica," doing so for "Keller," [the homosexual] is something that would really resonate with the rest of the world."
The story line was first announced by Associated Press back in April.
Goldwater says, "The way in which Archie dies is everything you would expect of Archie."
"This," the publisher says, "will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals."
The "grown-up" Archie has hardly been marketed exclusively to adults. The episodes have been carefully crafted to appeal to much younger children. That's clear at a glance.
Goldwater says of Archie, "He dies heroically. He dies selflessly. He dies in the manner that epitomizes not only the best of Riverdale but the best of all of us."
Herein is the deception.
Goldwater says, "By saving Kevin, a new Riverdale is born."
Does this seem parallel to the campaign to redefine marriage in Washington State and elsewhere?
It does because it comes directly from a playbook that has been carefully followed over the past 25 years.
I'll come back to that in a moment.
Archie comics first appeared in 1941. Over the years he has become the definition of a "good guy."
And now a "useful guy."
In this series, Keller is a "married" military veteran and newly elected senator who is pushing for gun control in Riverdale after his "husband" was involved in a shooting.
Before someone says, "Who cares, it's only a comic book," we should know that the following of this series is global. It's impact must not be underestimated.
The headline is Europe this week is, "Archie is Dead."
This is a classic example of the playbook homosexual activists carefully follow in conforming people, kids and a culture to ideas that normalized destructive behaviors, while opposing traditional biblical social norms that have been honored since the beginning of the human race and affirmed by every major religion and culture.
The playbook was written in 1989 by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen. It provides a plan to achieve what Goldwater describes as creating "a new Riverdale."
In their book ,"After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear & Hatred of Gays in The 90s," they outline the plan that is almost universally used to undermine natural human sexuality, marriage, family, religious freedom and the authority of the Bible.
A couple of years ago, Brian Clowes wrote an article for Lifesite in which he briefly addresses the 6 ways homosexual activists work to change the "hearts and minds" of good people.
While reading it, reflect on how Senator Ed Murray, now Mayor of Seattle, and other openly homosexual elected officials and their allies manipulated the emotions, exploited the good will of decent people, and intimidated those who were uncertain regarding their beliefs in their quest to legally redefine marriage and family in Washington State.
No one should propose denying anyone their basic rights.
However, those who so forcefully promote homosexuality are not only tearing at the fabric of marriage and family, but at the basic right for all of us---religious freedom.
This is an issue that seeks to undermine both our faith and our freedom.
The message, whether carried by comic books, textbooks or other forms of entertainment and information is this:
"We will intimidate and manipulate until you capitulate."
Compassion, love, grace and humility are all virtues of Christianity.
Capitulation is not.
Now is a time when we must stand, not sit. Speak, not be silent. Be bold, not intimidated. Lead, not follow.
Restoration is coming.
Be Vigilant. Be Bold. Be Prayerful. Be Discerning. Be Pro-Active. Be Blessed.