Wow, that Robert Oscar Lopez is a real piece of work
Robert Oscar Lopez's profile on GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project contains no less than ten specific instances in which the college professor, anti-gay "bisexual," and onetime poster boy of the anti-equality movement (who seems to have fallen out of favor a bit) directly equates same-sex parenting, in all its forms, to slavery and other human rights abuses. And like all GLAAD CAP profiles, Mr. Lopez' words are quoted verbatim, with most of the links even pointing right back to his very own website for anyone who cares to read further or verify the sourcing.
Here are the slavery mentions and a link to his full pundit profile:
-- Says that by siding with the majority to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor failed to connect the dots between same-sex parenting and slavery: "Incidentally, through my Puerto Rican roots I am also the descendant of African slaves, as I would guess Sotomayor might be as well. The scars inflicted on the survivors of slavery are tied to the fact that our ancestors were bought, sold, and robbed of a link to our biological roots. This is precisely what gay parenting does to kids through baby farming, adoption on demand, insemination, and surrogacy. You don't solve the historical trauma of such uprooting by vindicating the purveyor of the trauma -- in the case of slavery, white negreros, and in the case of same-sex parenting, gay activists who selfishly placed their desire for a family over children's needs for a mom and a dad. Slavery isn't the only past crime against humanity that offers warnings against shielding 'parents' from scrutiny of their deprivation of children's roots. Did it protect the children born as slaves to keep slavery legal? Does it protect children deprived of their fathers to make it legal for the lesbians who have sequestered them to continue excluding them from contact with their fathers? Is the wise Latina awake? Paying attention? Just not connecting the dots? Hello!!"
-- Directly compares gay parents to slaveowners: "Slavery is the buying and selling of children. In US history, people whose families weren't large enough to work their own land paid slave owners to breed their male and female slaves, then bought their babies and raised them, presumably as beloved members of their family. Gay couples are no better when they arrange such things, even if they lie to themselves and say it's for love. To love a child you have to love yourself and the other biological parent; it all goes hand in hand. Otherwise you're being selfish and abusive. You are selfish and abusive in the way you put forth fraudulent arguments to justify the sale of human chattel and give over to modern slavery in the name of gay liberation."
-- Equates same-sex adoption with "cultural genocide once used against blacks and Indians": "The gay community is now entirely allied to the cultural genocide practices once used against blacks and Indians, since they are determined to say that, in the words of Nancy Polikoff, genetics doesn't matter as long as an adoptive couple can sway the powers that be to award them children. It all feels new and shiny to the gay community, because to them it's a way to overcome past inequality. But they are repeating the same genocidal practices of the past."
-- Yet another slavery comparison:"Gay marriage has caused slavery to return to the United States and the nation's courts and lawyers are ignoring the 13th Amendment. We are failing as a society."
-- Slurs same-sex parents as "slavers buying children from poor surrogate mums overseas": "The testimonials from happy children of same-sex couples are obviously handpicked and staged to maximize the value of propaganda, but a gullible populace won't ask what isn't being printed or broadcast. A gullible populace prefers ingesting whatever is printed or broadcast. 'Love' is a meaningless mantra, like 'nobody is really listening to your phone calls' or "we need drones for national security purposes" out of the mouth of Obama; but in a country where people are swayed by Obama's silky voice, why would people not be swayed by gay couples saying, 'we aren't slavers buying children from poor surrogate mums overseas, we love our kids'?
-- Claims the Human Rights Campaign "abets chattel slavery in the form of gestational surrogacy"
-- Accuses "the gay lobby" of "pushing internationally to bring back chattel slavery in the form of gestational surrogacy" and "carrying out a systematic cover-up of the community's global pederastic sex trade"
-- Claims "support for gay marriage means supporting the view of children as COMMODITIES FOR PURCHASE, otherwise known as SLAVES."
-- Equates same-sex parents with abusers: "So the kid is basically a victim of two gay adults, who are now (without realizing it) rubbing it in the kid's face. 'See! Everyone says what I did is okay! You have NO reason to complain!' This is the way abusers often treat the people they abuse: They send flowers and apologize, justify themselves, make their victims feel it's all in their heads, publicly force their victims to say they're happy and nothing's wrong...I hate seeing kids be exploited and placed in traumatically uncomfortable positions. I hate seeing them be crushed into submission with the emotional tricks of abusive adults."
-- Claims surrogacy, adoption, and other paths same-sex parents take toward parenting recall "many of the worst vices against humanity that have been committed in past eras"FULL (*there are many awful things that go beyond his slavery talk): Robert Oscar Lopez [GLAAD CAP]
There is no debating what he said or what he meant. And these are just some of his "parent/slaveowner; tomato/tomahto quotes." There are more out there.
Yet in a hysterically obtuse yet absolutely galling new blog post, Mr. Lopez has the nerve to call on GLAAD as an organization and me, by name, to apologize to him—TO HIM!—for supposedly misrepresenting his views. To support his case, he pretends that he has only focused on surrogacy, when in fact he has gone after gay parents who have used any path toward parenting. He also pretends that he didn't really even compare gay parents to slave owners or gay parenting to slavery, when there are multiple direct quotes featuring him doing exactly that. And then, for his supposedly compelling "proof," he turns to Christopher White—a conservative Catholic who has defended Archbishop Cordileone, who supports "traditional marriage," who promotes anti-equality books, and who contributes to conservative publications like First Things—and pretends that that the canonically-guided reactionary is just a regular, non-partisan joe with some layman thoughts on the subject of surrogacy. It's delusion making as outrage; here it is, in full:
Will GLAAD issue me an apology? It turns out surrogacy IS linked to slavery, and I am NOT the only person to say this!
Readers of this blog may recall that Jeremy Hooper and several other people over at GLAAD/HRC (people go back and forth between these two organizations so they are not easy to distinguish) have long kept me on blacklists because, in their estimation, I "compared gay parents to slave owners" and/or "equated gay marriage to slavery."
As is usually the case with Jeremy Hooper and his darling allies in the Gay Crusades, they used the quote unfairly. I argued multiple times that the claims by gay marriage advocates about their "right to have a child," in combination with their enthusiastic championing of gestational surrogacy, mirrored the same pattern that predated the rise of African slavery in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; I also stated that the problem would start out seemingly innocuous and quickly become a horrible slave trade. See American Thinker, 27 January 2013, where I state that we are witnessing "the dawn of a new slave trade." In my many articles explaining this legal danger, I explained that the reasoning behind the African slave trade was rather similar to what we are seeing now: the slave owners were people who felt aggrieved in their own European countries, they wanted to "build an estate" the way we hear of people "building families" today, and people were convinced that the slaves were happy. In fact, back then, all people had to do was ask slaves if they loved their masters, and the answer was almost always yes. Because if the answer was no, the slave would be sold to someone worse.
Note that nowhere have I said that I approve of straight people buying human beings. I have repeatedly stated that I deplore treatment of humans like livestock or chattel whether people doing it are gay or otherwise.
I do not have to repeat the litany of denunciations I've endured from Jeremy Hooper and his blogging army about how I'm the wicked evil person who compared gay dads wanting to have a kid with slave owners.
Well, lookey here, at what ran on a non-partisan bioethics site, authored by Chris White:
More and more people are now using the terminology that was common in France -- surrogacy is a "modern means of slavery." As proof, Chris White points out that a recent case involved a Japanese businessman who purchased nine babies by surrogacy with the hope that they would take over his business. He considers his business family. Much like slavery in the US!
If anyone has any doubts that surrogacy has created a market for the buying and selling of children, a new case in Thailand should put any skepticism to rest. The Brisbane Times is reporting that the Bangkok police have raided a surrogacy business where nine, six-month-old babies born via surrogacy were found. While the story is still fresh, it appears these children were all going to be turned over to a Japanese businessman who had arranged for their conception in hopes that one day these children would take over his business. Whether they bear any biological connection to him remains unclear.
Okay, I won't hold my breath waiting for GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign to apologize to me for condemning me for stating what other people have stated without the massive backlash. They are corrupt organizations that lack any integrity so why expect more from them?
I do expect more from homosexuals, though, because I am part of the queer community. I spoke out against gays buying children because I do not want queers to be one of the prime drivers of a slave market. For expecting the best from a community that I consider human and capable of goodness, I got punished. That's sad.
The thing is, even if Mr. White were just some run-of-the-mill scientist who opposed surrogacy, why would that change anything? Why does Mr. Lopez think that finding someone who agrees with him invalidates his nasty quotes or makes our repulsion toward them any less applicable? I have no doubt that he can find people who agree with them that loving parents are the equivalent of history's worst oppressors. So? They are wrong too! And if they say it the many ways that he has said it, they are also extremely careless with their words.
Apologize for quoting your own words, Bob? Puh-frigging-lease. I'm only sorry your profile isn't as high as it once was. You move polls in our direction with every new attack.
**Oh, and on his closing quote about being part of "the queer community": this is a man who recently said the the gay movement has become "an engine of world historical evil," writing:
"When you see a movement as unprincipled and ruthless as the gay lobby is, you must be clear that you have an enemy. The gay lobby is not your friend. Any friendliness from them is likely manipulation and subterfuge. Remember: your end goal is to pour burning coals on his head, not to have tea and crumpets and reminisce about the good old days when you were classmates at Dartmouth. When they invite you to dinner with the kids they conceived with a surrogate, they are trying to brainwash you, as they’ve already brainwashed the kids. Remember that."
He also recently insisted that the Gay Movement is "an International War on Black People." Oh, and he's wondered "if a very large percentage of gay men have chronic PTSD that one would expect of rape victims."
But you all stop "punishing" him, "fellow" "queers."
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