Martha Thomases: Gen Con Freedom Fighters

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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  1. Ed says:

    To the contrary, there are numerous laws given in Leviticus that have been incorporated in public law. The book of Leviticus contains two series of prohibitions for a precise reason. Much of the book (as well as Numbers, Deuteronomy as well) is given over to specific prohibitions which the nation of Israel was to observe as ““a special people unto me.”” Consistently, whether these prohibitions concern eating of particular foods, wearing of specific garments, or other ceremonial considerations, the Lord states to Israel, ““these are unclean [or abomination] to you”” (Leviticus 11:7, etc.) This is one kind of prohibition, clearly applicable to Israel. On the other hand, issues such as adultery, sorcery, child sacrifice, bestiality, incest, homosexuality, etc., are said to be abomination (period). Penalties against those who commit these things are assessed because it is “my [God’s] judgment” (Leviticus 18:4).

    In God’s judgment, regardless of the penalty now being enforced, mistreatment of parents is absolutely wrong. So is bestiality, child sacrifice, adultery, incest, rape, and homosexuality. All involve bending the original intent of God and all make victims of some.

    We should all recall that shortly before mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer was caught, he was almost exposed when one of his bloodied victims escaped and ran into the streets where he was observed by a pair of policemen. They did nothing because past experience with homosexual lovers who turned on them when police intervened had enlightened the officers to the fact that beatings (to the point of blood) and other abuse was common. In response, they stood aside and let Dahmer lead the hysterical young Asian man back to the apartment, where he was then killed. Do you think a heterosexual couple engaging in similar behavior (thankfully) would have been allowed to continue the status quo?