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04/19/2007


Meet Robert Oscar Lopez, The Homophobe Who Is Self-Publishing Gay Fiction

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Robert Oscar Lopez is currently a rising star in anti-gay circles. ThinkProgress has previously described him as "an 'ex-gay' bisexual who blames his adult social dysfunction on having been raised by a lesbian mom." Lopez's "testimonies" have been used by the likes of NOM and the American Family Association to perpetuate the erroneous idea that gay parenting is inherently related to child abuse, and increases their risks of falling victim to to exploitation and child abuse. He also runs a blog, the "English Manif". He has also testified against marriage equality in Minnesota.

Robert Oscar LopezRecently, Equality Matters profiled another, unusual aspect of Lopez's career, that of a gay fiction author. It began in December 2012, with a column in American Thinker entitled "Mean Gays". The column decried the "backstabbing cliques" embedded in the gay community. 

"It is time for a Mean Gays moment: a film or something to wake gays up. They need to stop being mean. Unless they can, nothing political will lift the cloud from their lives and allow them the joys felt by those they envy."

That "something, was a three part book series of the same name, which he announced later that month on his blog, Wild West Coconut. 

"The three books coming out over 2013 go together in the "Mean Gays" series, following up on an article I wrote for American Thinker earlier this year. Mean Girls was such a pivotal moment for pop culture, because it forced girls and women to examine their interactions and use storytelling to imagine other possibilities."

Lopez even created Twitter and UStream accounts to promote the series. So far, Lopez has only published one book in the series, entitled Johnson Park: Five Gay Boys, One Street, Too Much Shade, or "Johnson Park" for short. The description for Johnson Park on Amazon is as follows: 

"JOHNSON PARK is about five gay boys, a city falling apart in the Rust Belt, and a sleazy street wedged between a gayborhood and the barrio. From the county holding center to the drag catwalk to a landscaping nursery; Joseph Mancuso, Angel Morales, Agosto Cruz, Harry Litwin, and Riley Murdock search for their place in a world that doesn't seem to understand them. Sometimes the best you can ask for is a set of doors made of colorful plate glass." 

Johnson Park coverEquality Matters gave their own summary of the convoluted plot, concluding at the end "If you’re having a hard time keeping up, don’t worry. This book is terrible." Beyond literary critiques, however, they also made sure to summarize how the book perpetuates "damaging ideas about gay people". According to their analysis, Lopez "repeatedly employs the idea that gay men seek out young boys for sex,"  and depicts every single gay character as being "miserable" and "comfortable mocking other gay men and using anti-gay slurs." They were also kind enough to include an excerpt from one of the book's (at least) ten graphic and unrealistic sex scenes:

"[Harry] pulled out buckets of flowers, lifting them over his head and emptying them onto the table. Joseph slowly calmed himself, lying passively while Harry pelleted him with lilies, roses, daffodils, daisies, tulips, carnations, lilacs and irises. He rubbed the flowers against Joseph’s skin, letting their fragrances soak into his chest, his arms, and his legs. He went softly at first, tickling Joseph’s nipples and thighs with the stems. Then he probed deeper into Joseph’s skin, rubbing the red, white, orange, violet, and yellow petals into him, painting him with spots of soft, moist perfume."

The second installment of the series, Gay Wars, was due out on June 15, but has not yet been released. Equality Matters noted that the description for the book "sounds like something Lopez came up with during history’s most intense gay fever dream."

"This is a fantasy epic about twenty-six supernatural showdowns between gay ideas, gay people, gay concepts, gay characters. They use weapons both celestial and carnal to duel each other. The whole thing is chronicled by "Coco Rico," an Internet phantom who led the gaywars in 2010, on a defunct site called The Wild West Coconut Show. 

There are cameos from everyone ranging from Jack and Ennis to J. Edgar Hoover, Adam Lambert to Coco Chanel, the fifth French Republic to Pandora, and more! It all culminates in the final, cataclysmic showdown for ownership of the gay soul -- yes, Ovid's famed characters Narcissus and Hyacinthus will battle it out just beyond the seventh bridge to nowhere, while Marlowe coaches one side against a motley collection of stolen Shakespeare characters on the other side, and Sor Juana and Emily Dickinson form a proto-lesbian cheering section. You won't want to miss this one!"

It is not yet clear exactly how the plot to either book will supposedly stop gays from "being mean to each other". It is also rather unclear as to why such a vocal ex-gay activist, who has previously referred to gay people as “rutting, uncontrolled animals,” harbors such an apparent obsession with the film Mean Girls. Thanks to his fiction, though, one can enjoy "a fascinating look into Lopez’s tortured personal views on same-sex relationships and homosexuality generally." That is, if they are willing to read through over 600 pages of "cringe-worthy" writing. 


American Family Association: DOMA Decision Will Lead To Christians Being 'Crushed' - VIDEO

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On cue, the hate group American Family Association is already lamenting this "very sad day in our country" after the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. On today's program, AFA president Tim Wildmon and radio host Sandy Rios whined how the gay rights "freight train" will compel Christians "to bow the knee or to be crushed."

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Hundreds Of Anti-Gay Activists Pledge To Defy Any Supreme Court Ruling Favoring Marriage Equality

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Over two hundred Christian anti-gay activists and organizations have signed a letter threatening to ignore any upcoming Supreme Court ruling favoring gay marriage. The letter, filled with inflammatory rhetoric, has been signed by a "who's who" of anti-gay bigots including Dr. Ben Carson, Tony Perkins, Bill Donohue, Bishop Harry Jackson, James Dobson, and Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern. Additionally, Southern Poverty Law Center designated "hate groups" such as American Family Association and Family Research Council have also signed on.

From the letter:

"As Christian citizens united together, we will not stand by while the destruction of the institution of marriage unfolds in this nation we love. The Sacred Scriptures and unbroken teaching of the Church confirm that marriage is between one man and one woman. We stand together in solidarity to defend marriage and the family and society founded upon them. The effort to redefine marriage threatens the proper mediating role of the Church in society."

The letter goes on to say that "redefining marriage" is the "line we must not draw and one we cannot and will not cross." Considering the fact that Tony Perkins and others have predicted that any ruling in favor of gay marriage will lead to civil war or revolution, one has to wonder just how these anti-gay bigots intend to resists such a ruling. 

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Bryan Fischer: Liberals Support Immigration Because They Are Being 'Out-bred' By Conservatives - VIDEO

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American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer weighed in on the ongoing immigration reform debate and explained that liberals are prone to support immigration reform because conservatives are "outbreeding" liberals and so "ten, twenty years down the road, they're just going to be outnumbered." Right Wing Watch reports:

"We are breeding our own voters," Fischer said. "They [liberals] have got to import them...so that's why they're so enamored with illegal aliens and amnesty for them is they've got to find some way to get these people on the voter rolls just to maintain numerical parity with conservatives."

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Bryan Fischer: Mormons Supported Lifting Boy Scouts Gay Ban Because They Want Polygamy - VIDEO

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Even though he has "no evidence that this is the case," American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer has figured out why the Mormon church ended up supporting the 'Boy Sodomizers of America' decision to lift the ban on gay scouts, Right Wing Watch reports, and it fits neatly into the longtime right-wing talking points that gay marriage will lead to polygamy.

Says Fischer:

"The LDS leadership, these people are smart, they're sharp, they're thinking all the time and I believe one of the reasons they may have gone soft on the homosexual agenda is that they believe that the homosexual agenda may be the secret to restoring polygamy to America and this would vindicate Mormon doctrine from the very beginning."

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Bryan Fischer: Boy Scouts are Now the 'Boy Sodomizers of America' — VIDEO

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American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer reacted to the Boy Scouts vote to lift the ban on gay scouts by declaring that the organization is now called "The Boy Sodomizers of America", Right Wing Watch reports.

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Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts believe that 200-400 thousand of its members will leave the organization because of the change in policy, FOX34 reports:

 John Stemberger is the founder of OnMyHonor.net and said he is done with Boy Scouts. He said a meeting will take place next month in Louisville to create the new alliance.

"We will discuss the creation of a new character development organization for boys. While the meeting will be private, we want the public's input and certainly we want members of the BSA's input." Stemberger told us.

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