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Anti-Gay Activist Ties Hawaii's Same-Sex Marriage Decision To History of 'Human Trafficking': LISTEN

LopezIn a bizarre and confusing statement, anti-gay activist, 'ex-gay', and publisher-of-gay-fiction Robert Oscar Lopez compared the passage of marriage equality in Hawaii with that state's conflicted relationship to foreign adoption and "human trafficking."

It seemed as though Lopez was working off of the assumption that newly married gay couples will likely be looking to adopt from foreign nations, bringing populations into America through a process that may, in fact, be a part of some more illicit operation. How Lopez was able to get from the trade of human bodies to same-sex parents' adoption habits is less clear; he simply states, "They end up buying children overseas, regardless of if they want to call it that or not." No, Mr. Lopez, I doubt most gay parents would call it that.

Right Wing Watch reports:

“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,” Lopez said. “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 explained that married same-sex couples “end up buying children overseas,” which “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.”

While his train of thought is rather difficult to follow, it is clear enough that Lopez is a damaging and damning voice in the anti-gay community.

Listen to the emphatic audio, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Thanks but no thanks. I'll not be spending my working time here on Thanksgiving Eve listening to this anti-gay activist's rantings-and-ravings about the GLBT community. It seems Lopez couldn't hack it himself as a gay man so, being the apparent loser that he is, he thinks he has to keep fighting against his own natural orientation. I think he needs to spend a lot more time looking in the mirror and arguing with the person he sees there and NOT with the rest of us!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Nov 27, 2013 12:53:05 PM

  2. I listened to hours of the testimony in Hawaii. One of the things that struck me was that it was the so-called Christians who were tearing at the heart with their lies, sanctimonious religious proclamations, fear mongering, etc. The second thing that struck me was the constant reference to the Japanese and Chinese and Philippine people coming to Hawaii, and how the state should cater to those among them who don't like marriage equality.

    It was not the gay people and their supporters who were "ripping apart" the State of Hawaii. They were quite sensible and focused on reality. And Hawaii is part of the United States. It is not part of Japan, or China, or the Philippines.

    Posted by: john patrick | Nov 27, 2013 12:55:31 PM

  3. LOL. Meaningless word salad. What a tool.

    Posted by: Mark | Nov 27, 2013 12:55:35 PM

  4. The man is a mentally-ill closet case who fundamentally hates who he really is. He's so deeply unhappy that he's adopted a paranoid and monstrous perception of the Gay community (though I'm sure he has equally monstrous views about the LBT community as well). This is the only way he can live with himself. He's a pitiful and sad creature and a cautionary tale for those who seek to change their sexuality through religion.

    Posted by: Tyler | Nov 27, 2013 12:55:57 PM

  5. Uneducated and hysterical.

    Posted by: Junior | Nov 27, 2013 12:56:26 PM

  6. Obviously, he knows nothing of the history of Hawaii and why there are so many Asians there. And it doesn't have just a little bit to do with human trafficking.

    What an ignorant, sad man.

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | Nov 27, 2013 1:02:24 PM

  7. My God, Joseph Ehrman-Dupree. Another story with a major error.

    Last week, you posted a piece claiming that a Scottish priest was ousted for writing a book exposing anti-gay bullying, when in fact the ousted priest is antigay and wrote a book about how a gays in the church are bullying others.

    Now you post this story about the deranged Robert Oscar Lopez. It is great that you are exposing his nuttiness, but you incorrectly identify him as "ex-gay." He is not ex-gay. He does not claim to be ex-gay. A big part of his schtick is that he identifies as bisexual and was raised by a lesbian. He is part of a group of 3 gay or bi-identified men who are being used by NOM to oppose gay marriage. All 3 of them filed a brief with SCOTUS opposing marriage equality. The fact that he is bi and still opposes gay families, is the only thing that makes him a novelty and is the only reason anyone pays attention to his deranged ranting.

    So, yes, Mr. Ehrman-Dupree, you've got another error. Maybe you'll actually correct this one?

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 27, 2013 1:24:59 PM

  8. And what of the straight couples that "buy" children overseas. I bet that the majority of the couples adopting are straight.

    Also, it's not so simple to adopt overseas like you are ordering from Amazon -- especially as a gay couple. The restrictions on adoption vary from country to country but many refuse to allow gays to adopt.

    Posted by: AlphaTom | Nov 27, 2013 1:26:21 PM

  9. Who? Whatever.

    Posted by: David | Nov 27, 2013 1:30:29 PM

  10. No, I don't want to listen to this nobody's "emphatic audio."

    Posted by: Kane | Nov 27, 2013 1:36:58 PM

  11. Funny. It seems the majority of lawmakers there are Asians. They should also share the blame. Apparently they went against the will of their constituents.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 27, 2013 2:21:36 PM

  12. A self-loathing homosexual that makes up ridiculous, obvious lies? Sounds like Rick just found the man of his dreams.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Nov 27, 2013 3:00:14 PM

  13. Before they closed all the state mental hospitals, loonies with this many bubbles in their think tanks were put away, medicated and given a nice jacket with the sleeves that tie in the back. Now they're out running around and scarier yet, they are allowed to vote and drive cars.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Nov 27, 2013 4:10:54 PM

  14. Listen to an ex-gay, [or as MIKE says a "bi" raised by a lesbian and opposing gay marriage],
    I don't think so.
    Actually listening to an ex-gay on any subject, including the time of day, is beyond my patience level.
    I am of coursed amused by the xenophobic references to "overseas"........Yeah,- "here be dragons"
    He's just another tool looking for attention for his game as 'publisher of gay fiction'.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 27, 2013 5:34:49 PM

  15. this nut job, unfortunately sounds like he is severely mentally ill......his statements sound more illogical and irrational then your normal right wing nut job

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 27, 2013 5:42:48 PM

  16. So my brother and his wife are human traffickers for adopting an Hispanic child, or Brad & Angelina or Madonna are also human traffickers or any number of straight people who adopt unwanted children in Russia. Yeah, you fatard, only gays adopt from outside countries and pay exorbitant prices for that pleasure. What a complete and total waste of space this idiot is.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Nov 27, 2013 5:47:10 PM

  17. Perhaps my saying so isn't entirely politically correct, but why is it that people with such sick attitudes are so often, well, fat?

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Nov 27, 2013 5:54:47 PM

  18. I forget how much the Witherspoon Institute pays this guy to rail against same-sex parents but I imagine it's quite a bit.

    Posted by: JeffreyRO5 | Nov 27, 2013 6:09:30 PM

  19. Nope

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 27, 2013 6:14:57 PM

  20. Someone punish this tool.

    Posted by: Rotundra | Nov 27, 2013 7:47:59 PM

  21. What injustice in this world. The oxygen he is wasting could be used to keep someone nice alive.

    Posted by: *****overTX | Nov 27, 2013 9:30:50 PM

  22. "Ex Gay" LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL !!!

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 27, 2013 10:19:24 PM

  23. This guy taught me at Canisius College. He is a FREAK. Do not listen to what this psychophant has to say about anything.

    Posted by: John | Nov 27, 2013 11:29:32 PM

  24. He's right! Look at what illegal Mexican immigration has done to California!!!

    Posted by: ReHashed Crap | Nov 28, 2013 4:33:09 AM

  25. It must suck being him.

    Posted by: Mastik8 | Nov 28, 2013 8:03:58 AM

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