Anti-Gay “Family Research Council” Co-founder Caught with Male Escort
May 6, 2010
The Huffington Post reports that George Alan Rekers, co-founder of the notoriously anti-gay Religious Right organization "Family Research Council," recently returned from a 10-day European vacation with a 20-year-old male escort he hired on a website called Rentboy.com. The escort claims that Rekers is in fact gay, and asked the escort repeatedly to perform something he called "The Long Stroke," a special . . . well, let's just call it a form of meretricious services. The Rekers scandal was also featured on a highly amusing clip from last night's Colbert Report.
Rekers claims that he hired the prostitute because he "can't lift luggage." Why hire a gay escort to serve as a valet, you might ask? Rekers explained in a Facebook posting that "I deliberately spend time with sinners with the loving goal to try to help them."
Bravo, Mr. Rekers, for hating the sin and really loving the sinner.
#1 Michael De Dora on Thursday May 06, 2010 at 1:32pm
I should add: I think that two people broke the story, Brandon Thorp and Penn Bullock; Thorp is somehow involved in JREF, and Bullock is his partner.
#2 Joe (Guest) on Thursday May 06, 2010 at 4:06pm
This is great news. One of the leaders of ex-gays can’t master his own desires.
#3 J. (Guest) on Friday May 07, 2010 at 7:54am
The Religious Right has little to worry about. Interest in this particular scandal will fade when a new one hits the news, when Madonna gets a new puppy or next week. See the partial list on Wikipedia under the heading “List of Christian evangelist scandals.” We need to sponsor an annual Marjoe Gortner birthday party.
#4 Link (Guest) on Sunday May 16, 2010 at 1:57am
Unfortunately commenter #3 is right. Ted Haggard also didn’t produce the ripple many people, including myself, expected.