Michael Lucas, the Islamophobic founder of Lucas Entertainment has announced that in 2020 he will stop performing in adult films. Founded in 1998 he has performed in more than 233 scenes.
But what we found more interesting is in the interview Lucas stated,“I never considered myself a Democrat or a Republican,” however, that has not stopped him from espousing Republican policies and candidates over the past decade.
Michael Musto who interviewed Lucas pointed out, “Somehow, people perceive you as a gay Republican, and I think that’s one of the reasons some people dislike you,” Lucas responds, “I saw that on the industry blogs. Of course, I was pretty outspoken in the past about my support for Israel and opposition to radical Islam, both issues I used to associate more with the Republican party.”
Then there’s a 2012 Yahoo News article that says, “Lucas, by the way, considers himself a conservative, votes Republican and donates generously to several libertarian and right-wing causes. And when he casts a ballot in the November election, he hopes it will be for Mitt Romney.”
Lucas has always considered ‘the issues” more important than political affiliation. But the most Republican position Lucas holds is his contempt for Islam and Muslim culture.
He dismissed in a 2010 column for The Advocate all of the Islamic cultures by stating “whatever that may be” (even though Muslims invented algebra, coffee and surgery). In 2016, he wrote a column that ran both in the far-right website Brietbart.com and the gay magazine Out defending gay men who vote Republican.
In a podcast for the right-wing conspiracy theorist, Arron Klein Lucas referred to all Muslims as anti-gay “barbarians,” even though American Muslims support same-sex marriage more than Evangelical Christians.
The Russian-born Lucas admits he voted for Clinton in 2016 since he considers Trump to be beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republicans are “extremists.” Since nearly 20% of the world, population self-identifies as Muslim, and many men share his opposition, therefore, it’s un-American.