The US White Supremacist Group which opposes inter-racial marriage and gay rights, has set up a website, boycott-thor.com to set out its opposition to what it sees as an example of leftwing social engineering.
"It [is] well known that Marvel is a company that advocates for leftwing ideologies and causes," the site reads. "Marvel frontman Stan 'Lee' Lieber boasts of being a major financier of leftwing political candidates. Marvel has viciously attacked the Tea Party movement, conservatives and European heritage.
"Now they have taken it one further, casting a black man as a Norse deity in their new movie Thor. Marvel has now inserted social engineering into European mythology."
The CofCC post [warning: hate site] goes on in this vein:
It’s not enough that Marvel attacks conservative values and promotes the left-wing, now mythological Gods must be re-invented with black skin.
It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves.
Considering that a number of outright neo-Nazi organizations have adopted Asatru and other "Nordic" neo-paganisms as their official religions (most famously, perhaps, The Order among them), it's not surprising, perhaps, that they would get all worked up at the prospect of a black face spoiling their long-awaited screen rendition of the Lords of Asgard.
Especially since Heimdall is known as the "white god" and "whitest of the aesir". It's enough to make one rend their Klan robes.
You all may recall that the CofCC was at one time a favorite cause of Trent Lott's, and was a big supporter of Haley Barbour's run to the Mississippi governorship.
Then there was Ann Coulter, claiming in her latest screed that the CofCC had been unfairly defamed and mischaracterized. Perhaps this may become Bill O'Reilly's next Crusade as he calls his troops to action on FOX to battle against the WAR AGAINST NORSE MYTHOLOGY!
Makes me almost want to go see this movie when it comes out..............