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Friday, May 7, 2010

This is what Focus on the Family does with donations.

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.

7 comments:

Watson said...

Luggage? Is that what he calls it?

Wayne Gilbert said...

Click on the link. Read the disclaimer which requiries that you click on an "accept" button before you can enter the site. Decide the credibility of the personal skycap defense.

Bob Newland said...

Oh, I doubt that anyone has any doubts as to the credibility of this piece of dogshit.

Wayne Gilbert said...

From the Focus on the Family website:
"Another leading scholar in the field, George Rekers from the University of South Carolina, explains:
'Given the present state of our knowledge, we must tentatively conclude the main source of gender deviance is found in psychological development variables and social learning within the family environment, including the processes of identification with parental figures and peers of the same sex.'"
So Pastor Rekers next step is to blame his parents and his childhood friends.

Ump-callin' em as I sees em said...

Luggage? Yeah, Rekers wanted the "boy" to carry his sack. (Hat tip to Steve Colbert).

Too bad the photos provided by the Miami News showed Rekers wrestling with the luggage while the "boy" was idly standing by playing pocket pool.

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Jahnavi said...

Given the present state of our knowledge, we must tentatively conclude the main source of gender deviance is found in psychological development variables and social learning within the family environment, including the processes of identification with parental figures and peers of the same sex
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