Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another anti-gay activist gets caught with his pants down

Here's a story reported in the Miami Herald and then posted on Joe.My.God.   This sort of story is becoming quite clichéd. When folks are so ardently anti-gay, you really do have to wonder where the hatred is coming from.  George Alan Rekers is a member of the virulently anti-gay NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) and a co-founder of the equally hateful Family Research Council.  He is also author of the book, Shaping Your Child's Sexual Identity.  Here's the story as reported on Joe.My.God:
On April 13, the "rent boy" (whom we'll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart. That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera. Reached by New Times before a trip to Bermuda, Rekers said he learned Lucien was a prostitute only midway through their vacation. "I had surgery," Rekers said, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him." (Though medical problems didn't stop him from pushing the tottering baggage cart through MIA.) Yet Rekers wouldn't deny he met his slender, blond escort at Rentboy.com — which features homepage images of men in bondage and grainy videos of crotch-rubbing twinks — and Lucien confirmed it.

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