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Author Topic: Christian activist and minister, George Alan Rekers, linked to gay escort  (Read 5351 times)

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Offline Miss Philicia

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A "general" for the Christian right -- and vocal advocate for gay-to-straight conversion-therapy -- has been accused of gallivanting around Europe with a gay hooker.

Baptist minister George Alan Rekers, a co-founder in 1983 with James Dobson of the right-wing Family Research Council, was spotted leaving Miami International Airport on April 13 with a 20-year-old he met on a gay escort site, the Miami New Times reports.

Contacted by the newspaper, Rekers claimed he was ignorant of his traveling companion's profession when he hired him to accompany him on a 10-day European vacation.

"I had surgery," Rekers told the Miami New Times, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him."

He allegedly maintained he learned he was traveling with a prostitute halfway through their trip, but did not deny he'd met the man on Rentboy.com, a Web site for connecting gay escorts with clients, the Miami New Times reports.

The escort's Rentboy.com profile describes him as "sensual" and "up for anything," and offers a graphic description of his genitals, according to the paper.

When approached, the escort -- called "Lucien" by the paper -- was reportedly shocked when told Rekers denied knowing he was a sex worker.
"He should've been able to tell you that," he told the newspaper. "But that's up to him."

Both men reportedly denied having sex on the trip.

Rekers’ name has since been removed from the Family Research Council's Web site, according to the blog joe.my.god.

The Family Research Council describes itself as an advocacy group championing "marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society."

Rekers claims on his Web site to have been a fixture in Washington for decades, advising on child welfare to both the White House and Congress.

He also is a board member of NARTH, a group that argues homosexual desires can be "cured" with therapy, and the author of "Growing Up Straight: What Families Should Know About Homosexuality."

In a Facebook interview with joe.my.god, Rekers maintained he was simply trying to spread a message of love to "Lucien."

"I seek to lovingly share two types of messages to them [homosexuals], as I did with the young man called 'Lucien' in the news story: [1] It is possible to cease homosexual practices to avoid the unacceptable health risks associated with that behavior, and [2] the most important decision one can make is to establish a relationship with God for all eternity by trusting in Jesus Christ?a>??s sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness of your sins, including homosexual sins," he allegedly wrote.
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

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He wants to lovingly share something alright...

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Well this is odd.

I subscribe to the Family Research Council's daily email update AND prayer action alerts and there was no mention of this amongst the timely warnings about impending compulsory abortion, lamenting over the aboilition of the National Day of Prayer and Obama stacking the federal benches with bull dykes.

Why just this morning Tony Perkins invited me to be part of a live webcast with himself, Jimmy Dobson and Frank Graham (Billy's boy - outstanding servant of the Lord) amongst others. I had to decline as there was a local book burning I'd promised to preside over.

You'd think Tony would have mentioned this.

But I'm sure there's nothing to it. Reverend Reker's explanation sounds perfectly reasonable.

You people disgust me. Time to offer up a couple of imprecatory prayers, I think. >:(

MtD

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particularly tawdry details and photo of the minister on Huffington post.

what a slimeball.

what gets me is why bother going to all that trouble to be such a self hating hypocrite. all that effort and hatred.  what produces such fucked up men?
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I hope they used protection, for Lucien's sake.
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I hope they used protection, for Lucien's sake.

Condoms are sinful.

MtD

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Condoms are sinful.

MtD

Not for protestants matty!  Besides of which I'm sure anybody caught anything they could pray it away


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I hope they used protection, for Lucien's sake.

Yup, a crucifix, some garlic, a stake and some holy water.  ;D
You just can't be too sure when these hungry vamps will turn when your sun goes down on you.  :o :D ;)


Here's the details rehashed from oblivion: ;D

http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/05/meet-geo-male-prostitute-hired-by-narth.html
« Last Edit: May 06, 2010, 03:34:54 AM by Merlin »
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did anyone find Lucien's rentboy profile?
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he didnt inhale but he blew. :)

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As a newly ordained minister via a link provided by Matty I can say after a thorough examination of the sin this minister is accused of , sin has not occurred as of yet .

You must own a sin to sin and this minister is only renting with an option to sin . Its a perfect christian loop hole  .

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Extremely interesting facts about Dr. Rekers:

*Florida Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum (who is now running for Governor) used Rekers as his main "expert" witness in the successful Florida legislation that bans gay adoptions.  For his "expert" testimony, Rekers was paid $85,000 by the State of Florida.  That would certainly cover the costs of several luggage handlers.

*Four years ago, Rekers legally adopted a 16-year-old boy (who would now be, I guess...let me think...20...hey!  that's the age of the escort!).   
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I wonder whether "whatever lifts your luggage" will become a new catchphrase?

 ;)

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I wonder whether "whatever lifts your luggage" will become a new catchphrase?

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Rent-a-boy   where do I sign up? do they have discount rates for Seniors & Disabled folks with HIV/AIDS  that are Low Income :o
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AC360 snagged George Rekers rent boy Lucien for his first television interview, which aired on the program last night. While there was no mention of the "long stroke," the 20-year-old did reiterate that he gave Rekers sexual massages during their two week European trip. He also disclosed a signed contract between himself and Rekers which, according to the program, stated that Lucien "must the carry bags, provide a massage for at least one hour every day of the trip in their shared room. Plus, spend at least 8 hours day with him, including two meals." All that for $75 a day.
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75 bucks a day!!!! 75 bucks????
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AC360 snagged George Rekers rent boy Lucien for his first television interview, which aired on the program last night. While there was no mention of the "long stroke," the 20-year-old did reiterate that he gave Rekers sexual massages during their two week European trip. He also disclosed a signed contract between himself and Rekers which, according to the program, stated that Lucien "must the carry bags, provide a massage for at least one hour every day of the trip in their shared room. Plus, spend at least 8 hours day with him, including two meals." All that for $75 a day.
towleroad.com

75 bucks a day!!!! 75 bucks????

If you got paid to take a european vacation with all meals paid for...I think you could massage, hang out, and carry some luggage.   he made 600 bucks for a week's vacation in europe.  Although if he actually had to sleep with the guy...not worth it.  Granted I wouldn't want to do the massaging either...or the forced socialization.  Okay I take it back, not worth it.

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Oh, I'm sure he made more than $600 at least on Gratuities, if he didn't he's not a very Smart Escort  :D
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gigolos around these parts get up to 1000 bucks a day for travel. this must be some pretty desperate rough trade at 75
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$75 is a steal. Lucien is too young and inexperienced to handle a jaded cunning SNAKE like Rekers. He should have brought garlic infused holy waters.  ;D
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He seems sweet in the interview on AC.  Hope he ups his fee, gets the money he needs to get out of the business. Wonder what he wants to do in life, really. Doubt it hustling. 
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I'm with Matty on this one.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and other times a perfectly innocent trip to Europe with a prostitute for company is just a perfectly innocent trip to Europe with a prostitute for company.

Although, I'm looking forward to the day when homophobia is just as much evidence for your queer feelings as putting your dick in a male prostitute who later spills the beans or is just seen with you in an airport.
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From "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" Tuesday night......

Keith shows video of the rent-a-boy doing an interview.  He also talks about Florida paying the man $120,000 to testify against gay adoptions.  It is all followed with funny commentary from Michael Musto.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/ns/msnbc_tv-countdown_with_keith_olbermann#37097180

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We'll have to see, how this plays out for Bill McCollum.  He's running for Governor here in Florida :


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alvin-mcewen/will-rekers-escort-scanda_b_571890.html



the George Rekers escort scandal seems to have tendrils which reach way beyond destroying the effectiveness of religious right "experts" to speak against lgbt issues in court.

It has the potential of sinking the gubernatorial bid of Florida's attorney general, Bill McCollum.

According to the Miami Herald, McCollum specifically requested the services of Rekers:

    Attorney General Bill McCollum personally requested that the state's Department of Children & Families hire antigay psychologist George Rekers at $300 an hour as an expert witness to defend Florida's ban on gay people adopting, records show.


    ``Our attorneys handling this case have searched long and hard for other expert witnesses with comparable expertise to Dr. Rekers and have been unable to identify any who would be available for this case,'' McCollum wrote in 2007 to then-DCF Secretary Bob Butterworth.

    . . . Florida paid Rekers $60,900 in 2007 and $59,793 in 2009 for his testimony in the case of Frank Gill, a gay foster parent seeking to adopt two young brothers. Florida is the only state that bans all gay people from adopting.

When the scandal broke, the attorney general's office issued a statement:

    As hired counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families, our office is committed to providing our client with the best possible legal representation in this matter. Dr. Rekers, a professor emeritus from University of South Carolina and a neuropsychologist with a degree from UCLA, came to our attention by recommendation from another academic after an exhaustive search for potential expert witnesses who were willing to testify. Dr. Rekers had exceptional credentials and he had provided testimony in similar cases on two separate occasions, one of which was a Florida case in Federal Court. The contract was executed at the direction of the Department of Children and Families, and the ACLU did not object to his position as an expert at the hearing. He has completed his testimony and is no longer involved in this case

Also, Sandi Copes, communications director for the attorney general's office, said the attorney general's office will not engage or recommend Dr. Rekers in the future.

This, however, isn't enough for many people who feel that McCollum should do more than simply issue a statement.

Equality Florida, a group in the state which works for lgbt equality, is circulating a petition demanding that McCollum apologize for hiring Rekers. The petition reads as follows:

    I'm writing to demand you apologize for wasting tax-dollars on the bigoted testimony of George Rekers. Once again, your decision to defend Florida's shameful adoption ban has become a national disgrace.


    George Rekers was a fraud long before this scandal and you owe our state an apology. If the Arkansas Supreme Court couldn't trust him, why did you?

The petition is referencing the fact that three years before Florida hired Rekers, his testimony in an almost similar case in Arkansas (that state had a ban against gays being foster parents) was ruled as biased and worthless.

Ironically, the judge who ruled against Florida's gay adoption ban, Cindy Lederman, also deemed Rekers's testimony as untrustworthy.

Since the scandal broke, Rekers has offered several explanations for hiring the escort, but says nothing sexual took place. The escort, "Lucien," disputes this, saying that he gave Rekers several sexual massages while Rekers was in the nude.

Rekers has since resigned from the board of NARTH ( the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality), an organization which pushes the inaccurate belief that gays "need to be cured" and McCollum is facing somewhat of a backlash as evidenced by the comments on his gubernatorial campaign page on Facebook attacking him for hiring Rekers.



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It is like everything else.  They say they are trying to save you , but all they are doing is saving you for themselves.  A cat can't change it's stripes but is can hide in the grass in hope no one is noticing its activities.
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I can't help thinking that I will probably go to hell for all eternity for Schadenfreude ...

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I can't help thinking that I will probably go to hell for all eternity for Schadenfreude ...

 ;D

I'm already in hell, been there for many many years now  ;D
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Reker's delivers a Larry Craig routine while announcing his resignation from the National Association of Research & Therapy of Homosexuality

"I am not gay and never have been."
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

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Reker's delivers a Larry Craig routine while announcing his resignation from the National Association of Research & Therapy of Homosexuality

"I am not gay and never have been."

Coming out can be very liberating for many, and Hell on earth for others, if they do have something to hide, and are living a double life, then it's even harder to deal with....
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"I am not gay and never have been."
"I am immediately resigning my membership in NARTH to allow myself the time necessary to fight the false media reports that have been made against me," he said in a statement.
or "I'm not guilty so I'm going to quit."  :D

did this dude not even see that his actions (hiring a rentboy) were going to look "suspicious"? He couldn't have hired a nice Boy Scout or relative or staff member to tote his luggage? ::) Once again it's the hubris of people gaining a position of some standing and power (being paid as an "expert" in the Florida adoption issue case) thinking they can do whatever they want without there being any consequences to their hypocritical actions >:(
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You can run but you can't hide your weener. Sooner or later, it always gets what it needs. One can only live a lie for so long. Thank goodness more hypocrites are being caught & exposed when they let the weener out of their bag. Hope more "cums" out - pun intended.  ;D
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You can run but you can't hide your weener. Sooner or later, it always gets what it needs. One can only live a lie for so long. Thank goodness more hypocrites are being caught & exposed when they let the weener out of their bag. Hope more "cums" out - pun intended.  ;D

It was hiding his wiener that got him caught in the first place.  "Hey Lucien can you see my wiener?"

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So he is going to hire an expensive defamation lawyer to help him fight these "false allegations". Who is he going to sue? The rentboy?

Apparently gay people aren't Rekers' only targets. According to one account, when he spoke as an "expert witness" in support of Florida's adoption ban, he also said that he would consider banning Native Americans from adopting because (he claims) research shows that they are also at much higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse.

What a repugnant individual.


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« Last Edit: May 12, 2010, 09:39:27 PM by MarkB »

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"I am immediately resigning my membership in NARTH to allow myself the time necessary to fight the false media reports that have been made against me," he said in a statement.
or "I'm not guilty so I'm going to quit."  :D

did this dude not even see that his actions (hiring a rentboy) were going to look "suspicious"? He couldn't have hired a nice Boy Scout or relative or staff member to tote his luggage? ::) Once again it's the hubris of people gaining a position of some standing and power (being paid as an "expert" in the Florida adoption issue case) thinking they can do whatever they want without there being any consequences to their hypocritical actions >:(

ROFLOL  No one said Floridians were smart, at least we know he's NOT  ;D
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Well with the Rapture just around the corner, mockery by the unchurched really carries very little sting. Jesus is about 1900 or so years late so we're expecting his return any day now.

It really doesn't matter Brother Rekers that may have taken liberties with his help. What matters is that he's saved. He's accepted the Lord Jesus Christ (who is recovering nicely thank you) so his place in Salvation is assured.

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Offline Miss Philicia

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In 1974, Rekers, a leading thinker in the so-called ex-gay movement, was presented with a 4-year-old "effeminate boy" named Kraig, whose parents had enrolled him in the program. Rekers put Kraig in a "play-observation room" with his mother, who was equipped with a listening device. When the boy played with girly toys, the doctors instructed her to avert her eyes from the child.

According to a 2001 account in Brain, Child Magazine, "On one such occasion, his distress was such that he began to scream, but his mother just looked away. His anxiety increased, and he did whatever he could to get her to respond to him... Kraig became so hysterical, and his mother so uncomfortable, that one of the clinicians had to enter and take Kraig, screaming, from the room."

Rekers's research team continued the experiment in the family's home. Kraig received red chips for feminine behavior and blue chips for masculine behavior. The blue chips could be cashed in for candy or television time. The red chips earned him a "swat" or spanking from his father. Researchers periodically entered the family's home to ensure proper implementation of the reward-punishment system.

After two years, the boy supposedly manned up. Over the decades, Rekers, who ran countless similar experiments, held Kraig up as "the poster boy for behavioral treatment of boyhood effeminacy."

At age 18, shamed by his childhood diagnosis and treatment, Rekers's poster boy attempted suicide, according to Gender Shock, a book by journalist Phyllis Burke.
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

 


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