Robert Oscar López (aka Bobby Lopez)

"Ex-Gay" Activist

—Former professor, CA State University Northridge

On gay people: “Why when homosexuality arises do people find so much darkness? Sin! Sin! Sin! Their gay sex is a sin, they abuse their flesh, they abuse the flesh of others, and they abuse God. The act alone might be bad enough, but … the things they must say to justify their act lead them much more ominously into the world of darkness and vice. Something about homosexuality warps their thoughts, blinds them to reason, forces them to project what they do upon others, feeling themselves the victims and others the aggressors even as those whom they attack and shame and humiliate try to behave graciously toward them.”

—Claimed the LGBTQ rights movement has “become an engine of world-historical evil”: “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.”

—Claimed 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.”



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