On Sunday October 18th, 2015, The Curtis Report will be joined by very special guest, Robert Oscar Lopez. Mr. Lopez will join The Curtis Report as we discuss his book, “Jephthah’s Daughters: Innocent casualties in the war for family equality” and his belief in teaching that same-sex parenting is unjust and selfish. So remember to join us on Sunday, October 18th, 2015 as we are joined by very special guest Robert Oscar Lopez.
Below is a brief bio of Robert Oscar Lopez:
Robert Oscar Lopez is an Associate Professor of English at Cal State University, Northridge, in Los Angeles. He was raised by a lesbian mother with the help of her lifelong female partner in Buffalo, New York; later, he went on to receive an undergraduate degree from Yale and his doctorate/MA in English/Classics from SUNY Buffalo. As a queer-identified teenager and young man he was conservative but took a liberal position on the issue of gay parenting, though this changed.
As an adult in his late twenties he reconnected with his biological father, fell in love with a woman, and became a father. These events along with his research led him to a position against gay marriage and eventually drove him to a conservative political philosophy, which better suited the evangelical Christianity he professed by his late thirties. Early writings of his appeared in liberal outlets such as Buffalo Report and CounterPunch, particularly because of his staunch antiwar position during the Bush years. Later he served in the US Army Reserves and developed his career as an openly conservative writer, authoring Colorful Conservative: American Conversations with the Ancients from Wheatley to Whitman in 2011 and Jephthah’s Daughters. He has published over 100 essays on American Thinker, Public Discourse, Ethika Politika, Federalist, Daily Caller, and First Things.
By 2012 he became an explicit opponent of gay adoption and marriage. In 2015, he and five other adults raised in LGBT homes submitted amicus briefs opposing gay marriage before the Supreme Court of the United States. He speaks French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and is competent in reading and writing Greek, Latin, and German.