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“Ex-Gay Bisexual” Robert Oscar Lopez Thinks Gay Surrogacy Is Just Like Slavery


Queerty’s favorite “ex-gay bisexual” Robert Oscar Lopez is being awful again, this time comparing the practice of same-sex parents who choose to use surrogates to slavery.


Lopez was raised by a lesbian mother and has openly called the process “child abuse.” When he’s not self-publishing gay novels, he’s railing against any and all things to do with gay parenting at every turn, and has even previously compared gay parents to human traffickers.

In his new piece for American Thinker, Lopez outdoes himself and goes full-on cray cray, cherry-picking from a documentary about surrogates called Breeders and using his “points” to compare the practice of surrogacy to slavery.

After he focuses strictly on the legalities of surrogacy and depicts both straight and gay couples alike as child-hungry monsters who seek to do nothing more than purchase children from their birth mothers, he twists even that into a metaphor for slavery that is as shocking as it is wrong.

But we have to take surrogacy seriously, because this could escalate into what we saw between the 1400s and 1800s.  Human beings have blind spots.  Systems that begin on a small scale have a habit of growing rapidly, turning far more monstrous than people would have predicted, and then becoming world-historical atrocities solvable only by traumas like the American Civil War. The Guardian reported in 2012 that over a period of 35 years, 5 million children were born through in vitro technology.  Hence, we are outpacing the African slave trade in terms of how many children are being brought into the world under the oppressive aegis of a contract – bought and sold.

Well, just, no.

We won’t even go into how dreadful or offensive or just plain wrong this is, but it’s a slap in the face to all the LGBT people out there that have to face discrimination and hateful crap like this just to be parents. If you haven’t eaten recently, feel free to read the piece in its entirety.

Spoiler alert: it’s all atrocious.

We suggest that Lopez gives up writing for American Thinker and writes another “terrible” and “improbable” gay novel.

He seems equally talented at both.