Sunday, August 28, 2016
66: Was there really a recent "win" for religious liberty in California? Brian Camenker of Mass Resistance says NO and explains why
In a triple conversation, Brittany Klein, Robert Lopez, and Brian Camenker drop all pretenses and have a brutally honest discussion about happened with the law passed in California targeting Christian colleges and universities. A few weeks ago, news broke that an alliance of well-heeled "religious liberty experts" had waved their magic wand and forced California to back off its persecution of Christian educators. Here is Andrew Egger's write-up in Daily Signal on Aug. 12, 2016, making it sound as though the big bad Gay Lobby had been trounced in efforts spearheaded by State Sen. Ricardo Lara to force Christian colleges to adopt pro-gay conduct codes or run the risk of being sued and shut down:
When this news broke, Brittany and Robert were both skeptical, having had similar "breakthrough" moments in the same-sex marriage battle, only to find that the reputable, established experts in religious liberty actually brokered terrible compromises with the gay lobby to make it seem as though they were fighting a good fight while still seeking to avoid professional repercussions and actually helping the gay lobby get what they want.
[UPDATE: Advocate and Human Rights Campaign smear 106 colleges as "worst" for LGBT students, including many colleges that begged for a compromise with them. See: http://www.advocate.com/youth/2016/8/29/102-worst-us-colleges-lgbt-students ]
Lo and behold, Klein and Lopez's fears were surpassed by what actually happened. After several weeks and after the public attention to the California bill waned, suddenly a new compromise bill emerged. The Christian college leaders said they were pleased with the new bill, but actually this bill, as Brian Camenker of Mass Resistance has pointed out, was terrible in its compromised form. See this coverage:
The details are complicated and you have to listen to this whole podcast, as long as it is, to digest all the specifics. But the bottom line is, to fight the LGBT lobby pro-family citizens have to work around the entrenched conservative establishment, stay extra vigilant, and not be derailed by façades of victory that hide the reality that religious liberty is collapsing before our eyes.
People interested in getting involved should visit http://massresistance.org and contact them about how to get involved and start local action plans.
Posted by Tejano at 8:17 PM
Friday, August 26, 2016
65: No, It's Not Okay to Come Out as Gay and Leave Your Wife, and No, Homosexuality is Not Just Another Sin
Bobby Lopez interviews Janna Darnelle about her recent publication addressing Christian rocker Trey Pearson's public "coming out" and abandonment of his wife Lauren. Janna and Bobby discuss the particular pains caused to family members when men come out as gay, and also the theological question of whether homosexuality is different from other carnal sins.
Posted by Tejano at 1:16 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
64: Ryan Sorba, conservative wunderkind turned Christian realist, on what's next after the "born this way" debate is over
Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Ryan Sorba, a firebrand with uncommon sophistication on LGBT debates, in light of the recent report from Johns Hopkins vindicating that once-lonely position (against "born this way") Sorba has taken for years, and paid dearly for. Revealing a secret gentle and vulnerable side, Sorba explains why he's so disappointed with the Christian conservative family movement and what his ideal strategy would be to connect individually with gay men and bring them to happiness. Ryan came up through the ISI, CPAC, and Leadership Institute but now sees other ways forward as the only viable options for defending Christian family values. He doesn't think that disproving the "born gay" hypothesis will be a victory since in all likelihood the LGBT activists will pivot to something else.
For more on Ryan Sorba's work: http://ryansorba.com/
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein go over the shocking study by Mayer and McHugh in New Atlantis. Experts in medicine, biology, and psychology found that the whole argument for LGBT ideology is wrong:
1. People are not born gay.
2. Most people who consider themselves same-sex attracted will go on, absent influence or pressure, to be heterosexual.
3. There is no scientific evidence to support the notion of men trapped in women's bodies or women trapped in men's bodies.
4. Stigma and discrimination do not explain the disproportionate mental health problems experienced by LGBT people.
5. There is no sound basis for using drugs or surgery to transition "trans" children.
This is big. Read the reports and see for yourself:
Posted by Tejano at 4:24 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016
The CDC published a report on August 12, 2016, about the different health problems and harmful life experiences experienced by gay, lesbian, and transgender high school students. Almost immediately political allies of the Gay Lobby ran with the report to say that homophobia is causing problems for gay youth and the solution is ever more sexual curriculum and exposure to the gay lifestyle for kids at younger and younger ages. Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein say STOP THE MADNESS!!!! Gay propaganda is most likely the cause of the violence, drugs, suicide, depression, and dysfunction among so-called LGBT youth. Listen to the whole thing!
Posted by Tejano at 5:48 PM
Friday, August 12, 2016
Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein sound off on the hypocrisy and double standards involved in the dust-up over Nico Hines' piece in the Daily Beast, which was attacked as supposedly endangering the lives of gay athletes (who were not named in the essay). Some questions Klein and Lopez pose:
1. Do these folks really think people are so obsessed with figuring out who's gay that they were going to track down the identities of men with postings on Grindr?
2. Wouldn't everything be better if they didn't create a huge firestorm over this?
3. Is this about protecting gay athletes or about protecting the image of the gay community, after years of selling the suburban "love is love" and "we're just like you" story to the public in the gay marriage debates?
4. If gay leaders care about the safety of gay men, shouldn't they be trying to shut down Grindr so gay men aren't having anal sex with complete strangers?
5. What about Tom Daley's story? In that case, a young athlete was pressured to out himself so that his much older lover, Dustin Lance Black, could benefit socially from the status of having converted a teenage diver to gay sex. No concerns there about ethical behavior?
6. What about all the conservatives like Mark Foley that were outed by gay leaders?
7. Hey, what about the fight to ban BYU from Big 12 over their non-tolerance of homosexuality? Why should the closeted gays who attend BYU be denied a chance to compete in the Big 12 while the gay leaders are scrambling to make sure that "gay" athletes from homophobic countries can run around having secret gay sex without challenging the antigay policies of their countries?
For more info.
This Twitter account provides very good links:
Posted by Tejano at 2:17 PM
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Brittany Klein joins the usual host to run down the full roster of LGBT power plays. Abusing the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution (equal protection), LGBT enthusiasts have redefined public sex in toilets in close proximity to children as a sacred human right. They have redefined Biblical chastity as a violation of gay human rights. They have redefined sperm banking as a public good that should be available to lesbians on demand. They have redefined law as a privilege reserved for people who refrain from criticizing homosexuality, and something that can be denied to those who have objections to it.
This has become, in a word, madness, and in the schools, hospitals, public parks, courts, police stations, and TV studios, there is nowhere to hide from the encroachment of a new Gay Superclass that's above the law, allowed to invoke "equality" while imposing drastic inequality on their political inferiors. For more information, scroll down.
On the civil rights lawsuit filed over San Jose police rounding up gay men who have sex in public toilets next to a kids' baseball diamond. Civil rights attorney believes that enforcement of vice laws is like "Jim Crow."
On the lawsuit by lesbians against New Jersey because they weren't given free sperm to make their own babies. Reversing the important claim that homosexuality is not a medical condition, these petitioners insist they should be given all the same accommodations as heterosexuals with infertility conditions. Also, they have a right to children but children don't have a right to their father. And will states now be forced to traffic in gametes and recruit sperm and egg providers under penalty of law?
On the nefarious move by State Sen. Ricardo Lara to pass SB 1146, a California measure that would render Christian mentorship illegal.
On the American Bar Association's move to make it a de-licensing offense to abet harassment of gay people (which means you can't represent Kim Davis in court or else you will be debarred!)
Lopez's video response:
Posted by Tejano at 11:53 AM
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of this book:
In this podcast she sits down with Robert Oscar Lopez to talk about Marilyn Monroe, the Sexual Revolution, and what went wrong with Christian churches on the topic of sexual morality. Here's Lopez's piece from the Federalist:
Posted by Tejano at 8:05 PM
Why is it that when men decide to stop being gay, all H*ll breaks loose and a death match of accusations and lobbying breaks out, but when women decide to stop being lesbians... the crickets go into overdrive chirping. Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein, both veterans of childhoods with lesbian moms, are on the case and weigh in!
Posted by Tejano at 8:03 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez and Denise Shick are two of the six adults raised by LGBT parents who submitted independent briefs to the Supreme Court during the debate over gay marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges). They, along with Heather Barwick, Katy Faust, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Brittany Klein, found that their perspectives fell on deaf ears. It was a tragic turn of events but Shick and Lopez, meeting up in Fort Worth for the annual conference of Help4Families, catch up.
Posted by Tejano at 8:02 PM
You've heard that being gay is not a choice and people can't leave the gay lifestyle. This is a lie. In this politically incorrect podcast Robert Oscar Lopez, who's seen life from both sides of the divide, explains 1)men can and do stop being gay merely by desisting from gay sex all the time, 2) men can move from men to women but it takes work and isn't always easy, 3) women are more challenging to date but absolutely worth it, and 4) those who propose "chaste" gay alternatives or encourage ex-gays to look to each other for help are engaged in "crazy talk." If you want to get out of gay life, you have to get out and get ready for women, period.
Posted by Tejano at 8:01 PM
Dr. Paul Church (featured in photo on a mission in Mexico) went to Cornell and served an illustrious career in urology, gaining an appointment at Harvard Medical School and serving 28 years at the top hospital Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston. He was fired because he resisted his hospital's pushing of gay sexuality in the absence of frank discussions about the health consequences of prolonged engagement with sodomy. As a urologist, he could not remain quiet about the risks. Here is an article detailing what happened to him:
In this segment Dr. Church strikes at the central but often censored dilemma about homosexuality. Even if the attractions are normal, anal intercourse spreads disease and traumatizes the male bowels. Dr. Church explains why people are not mentally prepared to make wise choices about sodomy until their thirties and why even with condoms and drug treatments, sodomy is medically unsustainable, making it doubly wrong that hospitals would misrepresent the activity as something to celebrate and promote.
Posted by Tejano at 7:59 PM
Trump enthusiast Robert Oscar Lopez and NeverTrumper Maggie Gallagher talk about the landscape facing social conservatives in a worl with Trump as the top Republican. Is Lopez right in thinking that Trump will give social conservatives more breathing space merely by not being a totalitarian leftist? Is Gallagher right that Trump will be the death knell of so-cons because he, unlike Clinton, will make the rejection of Christianity a bipartisan deal?
Posted by Tejano at 7:57 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein go off on the craziness in Cleveland and Philadelphia. How is the whole country going this crazy? And what do social conservatives do next? Lopez comes out strong for voting for Trump even if he isn't totally squared away on abortion or same-sex marriage. A history lesson on 1968, why race and sexuality is a costly false equivalency. For more information:
Posted by Tejano at 7:56 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez (pro-Trump) and Katy Faust (pro-Cruz) talk about the fallout from Cruz's refusal to endorse Trump at the Cleveland convention on July 20, 2016. With so much hatred going back and forth between these two candidates, will there any way to rebuild the socially conservative movement? Faust and Lopez talk the platform, strategy, and approaches to political reconciliation within the GOP.
Posted by Tejano at 7:55 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Moira Greyland about what it was like being the daughter of uber-famous lesbian Marion Zimmer Bradley and the gay celebrity Walter Breen. Is Nickelodeon's utopian gay dad fantasy anything like growing up in the gay community with "open-minded" and "tolerant" and "progressive" neighbors. Moira's story is an amazing cautionary tale. Will people listen? Most of it started here: https://askthebigot.com/2015/07/23/the-story-of-moira-greyland-guest-post/
Also of relevance here: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/why_children_of_samesex_couples_need_fada.html
Posted by Tejano at 7:53 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Paul Sullins, Catholic University of America Professor, also working on LEO Initiative, on why so much optimistic research on gay parenting was far off the mark and how his most recent study into credible data found significant differences in the outcomes for children with moms/dads and children with gay parents. For more on P. Sullins:
On the need for more legal protections for COGs:
Posted by Tejano at 7:46 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez confers with Mary Summerhays, a media strategist for social conservative groups and founder of this non-profit, Stand with Children:
(As a reminder ICRI is at http://internationalchildrensrights.com)
Mary and ROL talk about memories of the fight for true marriage, the Republican Party platform, and the future of Mormons' stance on marriage.
Posted by Tejano at 7:31 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein speak with total candor about the dilemma of the "Gay Republican." Is it possible that Trump's shaky connection to social conservatives gave the proponents of chastity more leverage with Trump now? Trump needs Christians much more than he needs gay Republicans, so for the first time in years, gay conservatives and their enablers like Paul Singer do not have instant veto power over the massive Christian base in the GOP. For more information:
Posted by Tejano at 7:29 PM
In this track, Robert Oscar Lopez interviews former pornographic performer and refugee from the gay lifestyle, Joe Sciambra, on his experience leaving homosexuality and finding a new home with Jesus Christ. For more information:
Posted by Tejano at 6:59 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein observe no taboos in discussing the absurdity seen in headlines such as this one:
Omar Mateen was "very sweet" and "liked to be cuddled," according to a Latino man speaking to Univision and claiming that he was the Orlando terrorist's former secret lover.
Seriously? Brittany and Bobby talk tough about the state of propaganda into which the country is swirling.
Posted by Tejano at 6:42 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez checks in with Stella Morabito to understand how the history of propaganda may help explain the strange responses to the Orlando massacre of June 12, 2016.
Posted by Tejano at 6:41 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez speaks to Lily and June, two recent graduates from southern California schools, about the future of socially conservative activism. They share their thoughts on the new wave of campus activists who embrace the term "conservative" and thrive on spectacles of confrontation. Is this the way to go? This marks Lopez's last podcast as a southern California professor, since he has resigned his position in LA. (The image comes via Love and Fidelity Network, Princeton, NJ.)
Posted by Tejano at 6:39 PM
Brittany Klein and Robert Oscar Lopez further the discussion on SJWs and conservatives colliding on campus. Is it possible that both left and right are simultaneously right and wrong, corrupt and brave, duped and manipulative? The role of financial corruption and political racketeering, and the abuse of student 'recruits' also figure in the discussion.
For more background:
Chronicle of Higher Education exposé on off-campus provocation:
Milo Yiannopoulos's visit to DePaul: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/05/26/breitbarts-milo-yiannopoulos-visited-depaul-university-social-justice-warriors-went-indiscriminately-insane-n2169282
New Yorker article on Oberlin:
Ben Shapiro sues CSU LA:
Lopez's article in American Thinker on "freedom" from the liberal academy:
Posted by Tejano at 6:38 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez speaks to Irish writer Paddy J. Manning about how he became the target of a gay celeb's international legal army. This dizzying story raises alarming questions about Internet freedom, the rights of children raised by same-sex couples, and the rights of gay people to dissent from LGBT orthodoxy. Below are relevant articles:
Posted by Tejano at 6:37 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez speaks with Mary Grabar, editor and founder of Dissident Prof (www.dissidentprof.com) on why tenure needs to be abolished. Grabar and Lopez are both conservatives who have specialized in studying literature by people of color considered "right-wing" (Phillis Wheatley and George Schuyler). Grabar never made it onto the tenure-track, while Lopez got tenure and then got driven out by leftist subterfuge. Though coming from different vantage points they arrive at the same conclusion: tenure is destroying education and literary study.
Posted by Tejano at 6:29 PM
This is a lecture I delivered at Notre Dame for Students for Child-Oriented Policy. In this lecture I discuss how gay marriage grew out of problematic jurisprudence regarding American Indians (anti-genocide law), Latinos (immigration), and African Americans (slavery). Much of this comes from Jephthah's Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family Equality.
Posted by Tejano at 6:28 PM
In this podcast, Brittany Klein and Robert Oscar Lopez review the various swirling controversies surrounding trans, gay, feminist, religious, racial, and political diversity in the Antioch Review (a piece by Daniel Harris) and the NY Times (a piece by Nicholas Kristoff).
Posted by Tejano at 6:27 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez joins Brittany Klein in discussing real-life examples of eerie manipulation of students as part of campus campaigns against dissenters from leftist gender theory. For more:
Posted by Tejano at 6:26 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez speaks to James Lopez and Carlos Flores about the debate at Cal State Northridge regarding a wall mural that has been widely received as anti-white, anti-American, anti-military, and anti-Christian. In this instance, Lopez, Lopez, and Flores focus on the deeper question -- is this really pro-Latino? Or does it harm Latinos in the end?
Posted by Tejano at 6:25 PM
In this episode of CogWatch, Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Carlos D. Flores, president of UC Santa Barbara's Anscombe Society, on the problems feminism poses to young men of principle, and why hosting a talk entitled "Feminism is Cancer" with Milo Yiannopoulos was a good idea.
Posted by Tejano at 12:33 PM
In this discussion with Jennifer Johnson of the Ruth Institute, Robert Oscar Lopez discusses the ongoing avoidance of divorce among people who claim to defend traditional marriage. See:
Posted by Tejano at 12:32 PM
Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Tempi journalist and organizer with Sentinelle in Piedi, Benedetta Frigerio, on the status of the fight over same-sex marriage and gay parenting in Italy. For more details about the massive grassroots movement against LGBT policies in Italy, see here:
Posted by Tejano at 12:24 PM
In this installment of CogWatch, Kori Peterson shares with Robert Oscar Lopez her experiences with a father who revealed himself as transgender to her late in life. Ms. Peterson is a regional director for Concerned Women for America:
Posted by Tejano at 12:17 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Scotty Lively, who was ranked the #1 global enemy of the Human Rights Campaign in 2014 (Lopez was ranked #2.) These two titans of the mythical "anti-gay" exporting ring talk about the balance between religious and secular arguments, as well as where Lively's trial for "crimes against humanity" stands.
Posted by Tejano at 12:16 PM
On his last day in London before returning to the United States, Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Andrea Williams, president of Christian Concern and founder of the Christian Legal Centre in the UK, about Christians' challenges in the public square. A spirited and frank discussion about the hard choices Christians have to make when interfacing with hostile media. See:
You can also follow ROL on Twitter: @baptist4freedom
Posted by Tejano at 12:15 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez sits down with Dan Moody, a British writer who's been broadly inspired by Stella Morabito of the Federalist.
Posted by Tejano at 12:13 PM
In this podcast, Robert Oscar Lopez sits down with Alan Craig, established advocate with many years of work with global Christian activism. This conversation took place just hours before the decision of the Anglican Communion to suspend the US Episcopalian churches for a period of three years, after a protracted debate over the role of same-sex marriage. The decision by the Anglican Communion further illustrated the growing influence of the African churches, a topic that was extensively discussed in the chat with Alan Craig. For further information:
Posted by Tejano at 12:09 PM
For this podcast, Austin Ruse, president of C-FAM (Center for Family & Human Rights), joins BN Klein and Robert Oscar Lopez to map out the global struggle between Big Gay and defenders of traditional healthy families. For more of Ruse's work, see below:
Posted by Tejano at 12:05 PM
In this podcast, BN Klein and Robert Oscar Lopez are joined by Millie Fontana and Moira Greyland, two other children of gay parents, to talk about their experiences speaking publicly about all the ups and downs, the good and bad, of having gay parents.
Moira Greyland is the daughter of famed lesbian fantasy novelist Marion Zimmer Bradley, as well as gay writer Walter Breen.
For more on this subject, see http://englishmanif.blogspot.com and http://askthebigot.com. Also: this book, http://www.amazon.com/Jephthahs-Daughters-Innocent-Casualties-Equality/dp/1505810787/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451686422&sr=1-1&keywords=jephthah%27s+daughters.
Posted by Tejano at 12:04 PM
In this installment of CogWatch, BN Klein and Robert Oscar López are joined by gay conservative activist Doug Mainwaring to examine why gay social issues are discussed with such vicious levels of snark. Are gays more vicious than other people? If so, does it always have to be this way? Is there any way out of the gay snark tunnel into a brighter future? For some background reading:
Posted by Tejano at 12:03 PM
Kathy Sloan is an eminent feminist who has done substantial work on women's rights and Native American rights. In this podcast she talks to BN Klein and Robert Oscar Lopez about why opposing surrogacy should be an important progressive and feminist issue. Below are some articles that describe and detail the brewing battle over surrogacy in New York State.
For the 17th podcast for CogWatch, BN Klein and I interviewed Kathy Sloan, former board member of NOW, in depth, and also took a call from Michelle Shocked, about surrogacy. Recently Mexico's Tabasco province ended all surrogacy by gay and foreign couples for pay, in effect shutting down the booming fertility tourism and child trafficking business centered close to Cancun. Not long after that, the EU Parliament condemned surrogacy. The doors are closing on the surrogacy business in many parts of the world. and the documented link between surrogacy and gay marriage played a role in spurring the blockage of gay marriage in Slovenia and Romania recently, as well as the decision by Austria's Supreme Court and Germany's ruling political party to block the advance of gay marriage in those countries. In Greece, gay civil unions became legalized but gay adoption has been effectively blocked.
Meanwhile, back home in the US, New York State is under tremendous pressure to legalize gestational surrogacy. Though Mario Cuomo signed the 1992 law making surrogacy illegal, equivalent to human trafficking or a slave trade, his son is now governor and the darling of the LGBT movement. See these articles for more details:
Posted by Tejano at 12:02 PM
In this installment of CogWatch, Robert Oscar Lopez and BN Klein are joined by Dawn Stefanowicz to discuss the reports of conflict between lesbian Rosie O'Donnell and her adopted daughter Chelsea, as well as how this relates to the larger question of gay parenting. Is Rosie O'Donnell an isolated example of gay parenting gone wrong, or is she a reflection of a broader trend? The three COGs give some answers.
For more reading:
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3359943/Go-stranger-care-u-Rosie-O-Donnell-s-vicious-texts-daughter-Chelsea-threaten-cut-contact-siblings-unless-agrees-year-long-therapy-thousands-miles-home.html
Jephthah's Daughters: http://www.amazon.com/Jephthahs-Daughters-Innocent-Casualties-Equality/dp/1505810787/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450400774&sr=1-1&keywords=jephthah%27s+daughters
Dawn Stefanowicz's book Out from Under: http://www.amazon.com/Out-Under-Dawn-Stefanowicz/dp/1632323559/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450400804&sr=1-1&keywords=out+from+under
Posted by Tejano at 11:59 AM
In this installment of CogWatch, BN Klein and Robert Oscar Lopez sit down with Dr. Miriam Grossman, an esteemed psychiatrist and critic of leftist medical orthodoxy, to talk about the problem of false sexual ideologies and the suppression of pain in the name of LGBT liberation. Below are links to Dr. Grossman's books and website.
You're Teaching My Child What? http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Teaching-Child-What-Physician/dp/1596985542/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449775107&sr=1-1&keywords=Grossman+You%27re+Teaching+My+Child+What
Black and White Puppy: A Story about the Biology of Love http://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Puppy-Story-Biology/dp/0692536612/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449774748&sr=1-1&keywords=miriam+grossman+black+and+white+puppy
Her website: http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com
Here is the link to Jephthah's Daughters: http://www.amazon.com/Jephthahs-Daughters-Innocent-Casualties-Equality/dp/1505810787/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450149993&sr=1-1&keywords=jephthah%27s+daughters
Posted by Tejano at 11:58 AM
This is a recording of a speech delivered by Robert Oscar Lopez in Pomona, CA, on September 19. This speech provides a great deal of historical and cultural background to understand what the Court got wrong, why the decision on gay marriage poses a problem, and what unique dynamics in American history led to it. For further reading:
Jephthah's Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family Equality: http://www.amazon.com/Jephthahs-Daughters-Innocent-Casualties-Equality/dp/1505810787/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449547061&sr=1-1&keywords=jephthah%27s+daughters
Colorful Conservative: American Conversations with the Ancients from Wheatley to Whitman -- http://www.amazon.com/Colorful-Conservative-American-Conversations-Ancients/dp/0761856277/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449547112&sr=1-1&keywords=colorful+conservative
Posted by Tejano at 11:57 AM
Stella Morabito and Robert Oscar Lopez speak here about what Alan Dershowitz has called the "fog of fascism descending onto university campuses." Morabito and Lopez both agree that this is not a case of spontaneous student breakdown. Nor is it a grassroots movement. It is rather a deliberate and systematic dismantling of human capacity to reason and understand reality, with the humanities, such as what Lopez studies, the new central target. This is a must-listen!
Daily Signal: http://dailysignal.com/2015/11/14/public-university-joins-lgbt-radicals-in-targeting-professor-who-thinks-kids-should-have-mom-dad/
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mirah-riben/end-the-witch-hunt-in-def_b_8539402.html
College Fix: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/25063/
Clash Daily: http://clashdaily.com/2015/11/campus-witch-hunt-look-at-the-disgusting-way-a-conservative-prof-gets-hounded/
National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/426941/campus-kangaroo-court-convicts-conservative-professor-david-french?D3b7FcPFHsmxYdqI.01
Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/09/taxpayer-funded-diversity-bureaucrats-hound-professor-compare-reagan-library-to-kkk-camp/2/
Campus Reform: http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=6955
American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/universities_have_become_totalitarian_gulags.html#.VkXWCiDI1po.facebook
Posted by Tejano at 11:56 AM
In this podcast, RO Lopez and BN Klein are joined by Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture, who is a leading advocate for banning surrogacy. Surrogacy is the practice of contracting a woman who rents her uterus as part of a contract to deliver a child (usually to an infertile or gay couple). The issue is urgent currently because of the death of "Brooke", a surrogate mother in Idaho who bled to death when her placenta tore as she was about to deliver twins for a Spanish couple. For more information:
Posted by Tejano at 11:55 AM
Saturday, August 6, 2016
In this podcast, RO Lopez and the returning BN Klein reflect on the flood of LGBT narratives that no longer feel as shocking or avant-garde as they used to feel. They are, instead, getting, kind of boring. For more context:
Posted by Tejano at 10:35 PM
In this podcast, RO Lopez is joined by Dr. Julia Gasper of Great Britain, who recently caused a stir and was slammed by PinkNews, for having written this piece reviewing 10 myths on homosexuality:
Dr. Gasper points out that historical revisionism or fudging history is never entirely innocent. A tyranny is created, and she cites the firing of a Boston doctor as an example:
Posted by Tejano at 10:34 PM
Since BN Klein is indisposed for Yom Kippur, I was joined by Papa Maman, an old friend in the Manif pour Tous, to discuss the politics of gay adoptions in MIssissippi and Alabama. We focus mostly on stepparent adoptions.
For further reading:
Posted by Tejano at 10:33 PM
In this podcast, BN Klein and RO Lopez discuss the tension between the Jewish movement to combat anti-semitism and the LGBT movement to combat homophobia. Where is the line between true bigotry and the criticism of Israel/gay organizations? For more reading:
The article by AMCHA on the recent debate that took place at the University of California regents' meeting:
Here, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, is Peter Schmidt's review of the controversy surrounding the University of California policy on intolerance:
Posted by Tejano at 10:32 PM
Stella Morabito, senior contributor at the Federalist and former intelligence analyst specializing in Soviet propaganda, joins RO Lopez and BN Klein to talk about the chilling parallels between LGBT politics today and Soviet Russia's past, including the common fear of children denouncing their parents, fear of students denouncing teachers, and the blatant trampling of due process. Few people are talking about the ways in which LGBT activism resembles the Soviet nomenklatura, but this discussion is a must-listen, providing countless useful information. Stella Morabito's blog is a must-read:
Posted by Tejano at 10:30 PM
In this article, which ran in American Thinker, it is revealed that one university spends 25% of its tuition revenue on federal compliance, especially Title 9.
In this podcast RO Lopez and BN Klein discuss the ironies and tragedies resulting from a totalitarian academic state deputed to "protect" women and queer students by policing thought and speech.
Posted by Tejano at 10:28 PM
Denise Shick, author of My Daddy's Secret, and B.N. Klein join Robert Oscar Lopez for a discussion on multiple afflictions striking Tennessee. The University of Tennessee has tried to promote new gender neutral pronouns so that "he" and "she" will no longer exist as words threatening transponders. Lucy Ferris, meanwhile, writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the gender-studies and lit-crit implications of Tennessee's recent debate on replacing "mother" and "father" with "parent." Needless to say, children of LGBT parents have a surprising angle on this.
Lucy Ferriss, "Parenting, 1 and 2," Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/08/27/parenting-1-and-2/
Deborah Hastings, "University of Tennessee invents new pronouns." NY Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/university-tennessee-invents-new-pronouns-article-1.2341537
B.N. Klein and R.O. Lopez talk here about the worrying trend of gay groups, which not too long ago promised that gay marriage would not be a slippery slope to prostitution, fighting to legalize prostitution. Have they gone back on their word? It would seem so. But there are many other problems of exploitation and racism that have to be examined here beyond the question of broken promises.
For more reading:
Stephanie Clifford, "Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/nyregion/raid-of-rentboy-an-escort-website-angers-gay-activists.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-2&action=click&contentCollection=N.Y.%20%252F%20Region®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article&_r=1
Lambda Legal, "LGBT Rights Organizations Join Amnesty International in Call to Decriminalize Sex Work." http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20150820_decriminalize-sex-work
Lou Chibbaro Jr. "HRC Co-Founder's Trial Delayed as Victim Disappears." http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/08/26/hrc-co-founders-trial-delayed-as-victim-disappears/
Posted by Tejano at 10:21 PM
Moira Greyland is the daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley, a famous lesbian novelist best known for "Mists of Avalon." Robert Oscar Lopez and BN Klein are both English professors. All three are writers and all three were raised by lesbian moms. They have a view on the Alison Bechdel & Fun Home controversy that might surprise you!
Fun Home is a comic/graphic novel about a girl growing up haunted by the possibility that her father was gay and sleeping with teenagers. The author, Alison Bechdel, is a famous lesbian who has won multiple awards for the novel. Duke University decided to make it the designated summer reading for incoming freshmen for 2015 -- but a snag occurred when some of the Duke students publicly refused to read the text, citing their moral and/or religious objections to the content.
Is this a debate about free speech versus intolerance? Three COGs have a unique take on it.
For more reading:
From Chicks on the Right: "Duke Freshmen Choose Not to Read..." http://chicksontheright.com/blog/item/30577-duke-freshmen-choose-not-to-read-book-that-criticizes-their-religious-beliefs-liberals-predictably-freak-out
ABC Durham: "Duke University Responds to Summer Reading Controversy" http://abc11.com/education/duke-university-responds-to-summer-reading-controversy-/954913/
Related -- Peter Hassen, "Rutgers removes 'free speech' warning" http://campusreform.org/?ID=6752
Posted by Tejano at 10:19 PM
Cate Dyer, founder and CEO of StemExpress, was caught on video talking about trafficking in aborted fetuses. She is also an out lesbian activist married to a woman. There are already other disturbing connections between the abortion lobby and the LGBT parenting lobby. Hilary Rosen, former head of the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign, which has recently lobbied to legalize paid surrogacy (women selling their babies), heads the PR firm that Planned Parenthood contracted to deal with the recent crisis involving videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. GLAAD has multiple ties to the Human Rights Campaign, and both organizations are tied to NOW and Planned Parenthood through highly placed Democrat benefactors like Obama, Biden, and Pelosi, who are indebted to the pro-abortion and pro-LGBT lobbies.
Here B.N. Klein and Robert Oscar Lopez talk about what the whole controversy surrounding StemExpress reveals about the underlying inhumanity of the LGBT movement and how abortion, child trafficking, and gay marriage go together. Note, the gay lobby is NOT the same thing as gay people, by any means!
For more reading:
Lopez's piece in Public Discourse: "Planned Inhumanities: From Roe to Obergefell." http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/08/15422/
Lopez's piece in American Thinker: "Turning the Tables: The Decadence of 2007 and 2015." http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/08/15422/
Center for Medical Progress: The transcript of Cate Dyer's talking about trafficking in baby parts. http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2015/08/preview-quotes-from-video-of-planned-parenthood-baby-parts-partner-stemexpress/
Sacramento State University's announcement of Cate Dyer's community service award: http://csus.edu/sacstatemagazine/Spring_2015/DAA_Dyer.html
Posted by Tejano at 10:17 PM
In this, R.O. Lopez and B.N. Klein will be discussing these two articles:
"Trans Vandals Deface the Gay Stonewall Monument with Insane Blackface"
"Jewish woman will be the White House's first openly transgender staffer" in Jerusalem Post.
Posted by Tejano at 10:15 PM