SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

'Winkerbean' Enters Culture Wars with Same-Sex Prom Storyline

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30 (UPI) — American cartoonist Tom Batiuk’s “Funky Winkerbean” comic strip has begun a storyline about a same-sex couple looking to attend a high-school prom.

The 40-year-old strip, which appears in about 400 newspapers, previously has dealt with controversial subjects such as teenage pregnancy, capital punishment, cancer and alcoholism.

Batiuk told the Harrisbug (Pa.) Patriot-News, which runs “Funky Winkerbean,” he was inspired to write his latest series of strips by a news story about parents who opposed a high school’s decision to allow a same-sex couple to attend the prom.

Batiuk said he was careful not to “proselytize” in his comic strip, which follows a couple of gay teenage boys as they plan to go to the prom together, sparking controversy among some parents, but finding support from the majority of their peers.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x