Originally Posted by dopey
In the case of race, that is mostly true, although I don't think Sheriff Root calling people Martian Niggers or any of his other musings on race would be ok today no matter who was saying it. The same with the illustration of the black neighborhood where Jesse drops off one of the Klansmen. The buggery jokes and even the entire concept of Bob Glover and Freddy Allen the sexual detectives (one who anally assaults suspects and the other won a fellatio trophy and gives blow jobs for gas money) and the repressed homosexual superstar cop would not be writeable today.
But you are right about the violence and theology. That is now un-spectacular.
You see racist bad actors in various media who say racist things in modern media. As long as this character is not presented as a hero in the story it's not really something that can't be printed or filmed.
You might have a point with the two sexual detectives, but keep in mind they are presented as all out deviants. As long as that's highlighted instead along with them being all around terrible people it could likely fly. I don't think anyone reading the story came away thinking they were supposed to represent homosexuals on the whole. Still, I guess I could see this part of the story being toned down some.