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The Political Problem of Evil by Robert Oscar Lopez

The Political Problem of Evil

By Robert Oscar Lopez

I had a recent meeting with a priest, who said something to me that I would have never taken seriously prior to a year ago.  He said, “You are fighting against real darkness.”  He was referring to my involvement in a movement to protect the rights of children to be raised by a mom and dad.

For most of my life I’d been wary of anything that seemed superstitious.  The Catholicism I knew as a youth was a liberation theology championed by my lesbian mother and articulated by radical priests who’d gotten involved in Central American insurgencies.  For twelve years of public school in upstate New York, regardless of the racism around us, the curriculum was wholesomely multicultural.  Then I went to an Ivy League college a year after Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind.  Back then, only a few old people had realized that open-mindedness taken to the extreme would become moral blindness.

Needless to say, little in my life prompted me to speak in terms of good and evil prior to 2012.

It was a year ago, however, in an article on The Public Discourse, that I came forward with a truthful critique of the LGBT movement.  That movement and its problems were something that I knew more personally than almost anyone in the world, since I’d been raised from my toddler years onward in a gay household, and I came out as bisexual myself the same year that my mother passed away. Continue reading

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