Antigay activist and self-published homoerotic novelist Robert Oscar Lopez compared gay parents to human traffickers in an interview earlier this week.
Lopez, who has been identified as an “ex-gay bisexual,” was raised by a lesbian mother. He became a golden child among social conservatives when he claimed that growing up in a same-sex household damaged him, calling it “child abuse,” and saying it’s what has led to his own “adult social dysfunction.”
Yesterday, Lopez appeared on Sandy Rios in The Morning to talk about the passage of a same-sex marriage law in Hawaii.
Right Wing Watch reports Lopez as saying:
“Look what they did in Hawaii, that’s a state where over sixty percent of the population is Asian-American; they’re the people who came from South Korea, from Japan, from the Philippines, countries that have a very, very controversial history with adoption.”
“And the predominantly white Human Rights Campaign went to Hawaii and ripped apart that state, you heard the testimony, they took a state and they just ripped at their heart.”
Lopez then went on to say that married gay couples “end up buying children overseas,” which he believes “echoes what happened in the past with the world wars in Korea and Vietnam where children were bought and sold because of couples that maybe thought they were doing the right thing but sometimes were also collaborating with human trafficking.”
This is not the first time Lopez has made inflammatory statements about LGBT parents. In the past he’s equated same-sex parenting with “cultural genocide.” He’s also called same-sex parents “slavers buying children from poor surrogate mums overseas.”
When he’s not out bashing LGBT people in the press, Lopez is busy penning homoerotic novels. To date he’s self-published two gay-themed novels, Johnson Park: Five Gay Boys, One Street, Too Much Shade and The Melville Affair: Lust, Intrigue, and Terror Latin Style. Both are currently available on Amazon.com. We’re sure they’ll be selling like hot cakes this holiday season.