CALIFORNIA: Robert Oscar Lopez Faces Termination From University Over Retaliation Accusations

Anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez faces termination from his professorship at California State University over charges that he retaliated against students who complained about him. The right wing Washington Times reports:

A tenured, conservative Christian professor in California — who was raised by lesbian mothers but opposes same-sex marriage — is waiting to hear what action his university employer will take against him in its finding that he tried to “intimidate” students who sought to complain about his teaching about family matters.

At issue is whether the professor, Robert Oscar Lopez, tried to retaliate against students who accused him of creating a “hostile learning environment” for conducting a conference last year in which participants expressed opposing views about children’s rights, among other issues. Mr. Lopez, associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, said he did not engage in any adverse actions against any students who attended his English and Greek and Roman mythology classes more than a year ago.

Instead, the students in question received A grades in his classes — and he did nothing to impede their activities at the university or to lodge complaints with its Office of Equity and Diversity, Charles S. LiMandri, president and chief counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, said in an Oct. 22 letter to CSU Provost Yi Li.

“Under these circumstances, we have no choice but to conclude that the disposition of this investigation is a purely political and ideological attack on Dr. Lopez for holding — and exposing his students to — ideas about children’s rights which are apparently unpopular” at the university, Mr. LiMandri wrote to Mr. Li, who is also vice president for academic affairs at the university.

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: In April 2015 Lopez filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which he declared that gay marriage must be stopped by gay writers are just horrible to him. In March 2015 Lopez declared that gay activists are incentivizing home-wreckers. Also last month Lopez declared that gay parents like Elton John are disgusting terrorists. In December 2014 Lopez filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court in which he opposed Florida marriage because gays have been telling lies about him. In September 2014 Lopez compared the Human Rights Campaign to the Khmer Rouge. Also in September 2014 Lopez petitioned the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop gay marriage in Texas because he used to be a prostitute. In April 2014 Lopez filed an anti-gay amicus brief in support of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. In March 2014 Lopez declared that gay men are turning surrogate mothers into breeding slaves. In 2013, in addition to appearing on stage at an anti-gay Manif Pour Tous rally in France that was supported by neo-Nazis, Lopez testified against LGBT equality before several state legislatures and he co-signed an anti-gay homocon brief to the Supreme Court in support of DOMA. You really must read the Media Matters take on Lopez’ trilogy of gay erotica.