“Ex-Gay Bisexual” Robert Oscar Lopez Compares Gay Parents To Human Traffickers

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.”

He continued:

“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 We’re sure they’ll be selling like hot cakes this holiday season.

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  • DShucking

    What a huge turd.

  • 2eo

    Can I compare him to a turnip?

  • Dxley

    Stupid bitch, but he tried though!

  • flyboydog2

    What a truly sad human being, I suspect his dysfunction did not have it’s roots in the two loving women who brought him up. And what the hell is a bisexual, ex-gay who writes gay porn. Maybe we can come up with a new name for that besides just the highly applicable “asshole”.

  • Joetx

    Let me guess, he found Jesus before he became a raging homophobe.

  • jwtraveler

    Why does every idiot, lunatic and homophobe have to be photographed, quoted and featured in a “news” article. Can’t the media just ignore them and focus on something rational and meaningful? The media don’t make the news, but they choose what to report.

  • Rockery

    We know how this story ends it always the same, he just has sex with men through hook up sites or some other secret means. His sex tape comes out of the woodwork in 5..4…3..2

  • DShucking

    @Rockery: Sex tape? Ewwwww.

  • Billysees


    ” And what the hell is a bisexual, ex-gay who writes gay porn. ”

    Hehehe…..I ask the same thing.

  • KDub

    Doesn’t surprise me. The Latino community is notoriously homophobic. This is what happens when people don’t feel like they’ll be accepted in their own communities. I kinda feel sorry for him. He’s obviously struggling.

  • Joetx

    @KDub: Yeah, let’s stereotype an entire community. Way to be a prick.

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  • DShucking

    @Joetx: Stereotypes are rooted in reality.

  • Raquel Santiago

    I got lost somewhere between the second to fifth lines of this crap.

  • TRFan

    @DShucking: What about this reality from 2012 exit polling:

    Nearly six-in-ten Latino voters (59%) said their state should legally recognize same-sex marriage while 32% said their state should not. But among all voters, about half (48%) favored legalization of gay marriage while nearly the same share said they would oppose it (47%).

    Non-Hispanic whites were the most opposed to states legally sanctioning same-sex marriage (47% favored but 50% were opposed).

  • DShucking

    @TRFan: I don’t understand the question or how this is a response to my comment.

  • jimbryant

    Lesbian parenting can produce problems if the lesbians are psychologically unstable.

  • nycbing

    I know bobby personally and went to school with him. As a gay man, I don’t agree with some of his statements but I believe he addressing one point and that is international adoptions. Aside from gays internationally adopting, you have heterosexuals, going abroad and doing the same. There’s an issue when wealthy individuals go abroad and basically purchase children without going through the proper channels. With respect to some of the comments stated by Bobby, I vehemently disagree and we respect each others opinions but I do agree with him with respect to gays as well as heterosexuals going abroad to purchase kids, bypassing normal procedures.

  • DShucking

    His concern for adoption procedures is a red herring for bigotry.

  • KDub

    @Joetx: I wasn’t basing that statement off my own personal experiences. A lot of my Latino buddies have told me this, and I see exactly what they mean. The whole culture is saturated in antiquated, hypermasculine, homophobic ideas of manhood, again, something I’ve heard from gay Latinos. Read this:

  • Dionte

    How many kids do heterosexual parents screw up? Numbers seem high to me from general observation.

  • Kangol


    Thank you, but there’s always someone on here (like @KDub) stereotyping people of color and letting white homophobes, who have more power and influence in this country, off the hook.

    This young man is obviously deeply self-loathing, homophobic and confused. Immersion in “conservative” homophobia and heterosexism certainly can’t help.

    To those who ask how one can be a “bisexual, ex-gay who writes gay porn,” bisexuality is his sexual orientation; “ex-gay” is one of his sexual identities, based on his belief that he is no longer gay (despite his admitted sexual orientation); and “writes gay” porn is what he does with his life when he’s not promoting homophobia, i.e., self-hatred and self-loathing.

  • tricky ricky

    @Joetx: you moron. it isn’t a stereotype. ALL the anti gay nut jobs have their homophobic hate based on religious precepts. even those that claim to be secular.

  • tricky ricky

    good lord he’s a drama queen. but, so are all the rest of the antigay idiots. it’s amazing the theatrics they use in telling everyone how bad and evil them gays is because the bible told them so. this person has done nothing more than jumped aboard the gay bashing gravy train. make big bucks bashing gay people to your fellow gay bashers. religion is the worlds longest running scam.

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