Love the Cape, Batman!
Any second now, Bible-thumper James Dobson will weigh in on Batman's arrest for allegedly assaulting his mom and sister.
I can see it now. The fervently anti-gay Dobson (about whom I've written reams, including this long-ago story) will grab his big microphone with both hands and connect the dots between Batman's possibly gay lifestyle and his violence toward women. No matter that it's really Christian Bale who's in trouble.
Just another part of what the Colorado Springs Cromwell calls the "homosexual agenda."
Dobson's been recently concerned about Californica and its pro-gay-marriage stance.
So I'll forestall his toe-tapping about Batman by pointing out the obvious that gays aren't any more violent than other people.
As to Batman's supposed gayness because of the presence of his young ward Robin in an all-male household, check out this panel discussion, "Is Batman Gay?," on comicsbulletin.com. Various artists and others in the comic-book industry weigh in. From writer/artist Terry Moore:
Moore may be onto something there. The Joker was played by the late Heath Ledger, and wasn't he one of them there queer cowboys in Brokeback Mountain?
Don't remind Dobson.