GEORGE ALAN REKERS PAYS TO HAVE HISLUGGAGE HANDLED BY GAY PROSTITUTE

From THE MIAMI NEW TIMES:

The pictures on the Rentboy.com profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin. The profile touts his "smooth, sweet, tight ass" and "perfectly built 8 inch cock (uncut)" and explains he is "sensual," "wild," and "up for anything" — as long you ask first. And as long as you pay.

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."

At the small western Miami townhome he shares with a roommate, a nervous Lucien expressed surprise when we told him that Rekers denied knowing about his line of work from the beginning. "He should've been able to tell you that," he said, fidgeting and fixing his eyes on his knees. "But that's up to him."

For decades, George Alan Rekers has been a general in the culture wars, though his work has often been behind the scenes. In 1983, he and James Dobson, America's best-known homophobe, formed the Family Research Council, a D.C.-based, rabidly Christian, and vehemently anti-gay lobbying group that has become a standard-bearer of the nation's extreme right wing.

He has also influenced American government, serving in advisory roles with Congress, the White House, and the Department of Health and Human Services and testifying as a state's witness in favor of Florida's gay adoption ban. A former research fellow at Harvard University and a distinguished professor of neuropsychiatry at the University of South Carolina, Rekers has published papers and books by the hundreds, with titles like Who Am I? Lord and Growing Up Straight: What Families Should Know About Homosexuality.

"While he keeps a low public profile, his fingerprints are on almost every anti-gay effort to demean and dehumanize LGBT people," says Wayne Besen, a gay rights advocate in New York City and the executive director of Truth Wins Out, which investigates the anti-gay movement. "His work is ubiquitously cited by lobby groups that work to deny equality to LGBT Americans. Rekers has caused a great deal of harm to gay and lesbian individuals."

COMMENT: Oh dear. This is going to so inconvenience OCICBW...'s anonymous homophobic correspondents. Poor old Anal Troll is probably having to burn pretty much all of his extensive library of quack statistics.

I know this story is all over the American blogosphere. But, you have to admit, it was crying out for some English "humour" in the headline department.

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GEORGE ALAN REKERS PAYS TO HAVE HISLUGGAGE HANDLED BY GAY PROSTITUTE — 18 Comments

  1. atavistic mustache – is that the sort of thing you flaunt in personal ads? (I had to go to a dictionary and am still confused)

  2. “I had surgery,” Rekers said, “and I can’t lift luggage. That’s why I hired him.”

    I had no idea that rent boys could be so handy. What was I thinking last weekend, cleaning out the gutters all by myself?

  3. Next will be the tearful public praying for forgiveness, then maybe a spell in a clinic, and then he will emerge a forgiven sinner, “cured” and unscathed and still a shining light in the anti-gay campaign.

  4. [Oh f@ck: you haven’t changed the format back yet, MP? Do it—I am unanimous about this! I am becoming quite cross! >:-/ ]

    I can’t wait to see what Stewart & Colbert do w/ this story…

    More revealing than the (pathetic) Rekers, however, is the SPEED w/ which he is being ERASED from the Wingnut World he helped found (he was gone from Focus on the Family site within 12 hours! As JoeMyGod put it: “Man overboard!”)

    I should be furious w/ this hypocritical Old Queen . . . but it’s just too sad. [OK, I have a bit of Schadenfreude >;-)]

  5. I hope Rekers has the grace and good sense to embrace the community that he persecuted for so long.

    The Right is indeed giving him the old Joe Stalin treatment. He’s being erased from their public records.

  6. “KJ, I may never think of ‘cleaning the gutters’ in the same way again.”

    Paul, get your filthy mind OUT of the gutter. I blanch to think what you would say if I told you the procedure was necessary as the traps leading to the downspouts were clogged.

  7. as the traps leading to the downspouts were clogged.

    Ouch! I think you should book yourself in for an enema, KJ.

  8. My comment a Funny Uncle George’s place is now in moderation. I swear I did not use the term “whitewashed sepulchre.” I thought that might be a bit too subtle.

  9. Okay, this is just sad.

    I understand he’s already become and unperson because he did doubleplusungood in the eyes of Dobson, et al.

    Still, I’ve believed all along that these ex-gay movement “psychologists” and “ministers” are merely self-loathing gays who wait for magic to make them acceptable.

  10. KJ, who introduced me to the concept of expressing anal glands on your weiner? How kinky must that be? And you accuse my mind of being in the gutter! Really. (Actually, it has always been in the gutter and there is little use in admonishing it. But thanks for the good fun today.)

  11. KJ, who introduced me to the concept of expressing anal glands on your weiner? How kinky must that be? And you accuse my mind of being in the gutter! Really. (Actually, it has always been in the gutter and there is little use in admonishing it. But thanks for the good fun today.)