Let Him Among You Who Has Not Made a Career of Trying to "Fix" Fags & Then Got Caught Taking a Rentboy to Europe on Vacation Be The First to Cast a Stone!

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Reason contributor Penn Bullock is the coauthor of a Miami New Times report on the curious case of Family Research Council co-founder George Alan Rekers' European grand tour with a male hustler he found on Rentboy.com.

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.

Now, what anybody does on their vacation is their own business. But Rekers is interesting because he doesn't subscribe to the live and let live school of tolerance and pluralism (I'm guessing his pal, whose Rentboy 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" is a graduate cum laude of the live and let live school). In fact, Rekers has

…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."

Rekers is a board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), an organization that systematically attempts to turn gay people straight. And the Huffington Post recently singled out Rekers as a member of the American College of Pediatricians — an official-sounding outfit in Gainesville that purveys lurid, youth-directed literature accusing gays of en masse coprophilia.

Whole story here.

And let's hear it for 2010, which is just about the best year for tawdry sex scandals since…2009.

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  1. Hilarious post by The Jacket. Almost makes one forget about Larry Craig…almost.

  2. Ha Ha!

  3. A headline full of win.

  4. The guy just needs his own therapy. He had a relapse. That is all.

  5. It’s pretty much become a given that the more of a public homophobe someone is, the more you can almost guarantee they’re gay and closeted.

    I wonder what that makes Sebastian Bach.

    1. I think the leather pants and makeup should have had you wondering a long time ago.

    2. It is also a given that someone who spends most of their lives obsessed with what they consider other people’s perversions probably suffers from that perversion themselves. Otherwise, why would the behavior in other people fascinate them so much?

      1. This explains your fascination with furries, doesn’t it John. Come clean!

        1. That fake fur track suit they found in my luggage at JFK was for research purposes.

          1. Greg: Uh, twice a week after work, I put on a totally realistic bear costume and hang out in the park.

            Linda: You what now?

            Greg: Yeah, it makes me feel powerful. Mighty. I don’t scare anyone. I sit around in the bushes, root around for berries. Once I pushed on a camper. You know, bear kind of stuff.

            1. Mine is a panda costume and I graze on the bamboo in my neighbor’s backyard. So far he is okay with it.

              1. This thread is chock-a-block with win.

    3. a raging heterosexual.

      It sort of makes sense,a man so comfortable with his love of vagina that he can have long hair and tight leather pants and still be oozing manliness.

      Seriously though, all if not most of the notable hair metal guys were bone straight. In their tight pink pants, they were fucking a lot of chicks backstage. Kind of makes you wonder what the girls were thinking?

      1. The same thing the goth chicks were thinking when they were banging Morrisey; oh he is like a girl but still a guy.

        I always wonder about people who watch a lot of porn. A lot of porn seems to involve women giving oral sex to men. At some point are those guys watching living vicariously through the guy in the film or the girl?

        1. I don’t know, I usually skip to the fucking. A blow job’s nice to experience, but not that awesome to watch.

          1. You can say that again!

          2. I’d like to watch a hot woman give me a blowjob.

        2. I don’t know, I usually skip to the fucking. A blow job’s nice to experience, but not that awesome to watch.

          1. Great. Yeah, I really wanted THAT double-posted.

            1. Your name is Slut Bunwalla.

      2. Well, Rob Halford is always the counterexample. Looking back, though, he always was a bit camp, so it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

        1. didn’t Priest cover “Fever” on Screaming For Vengeance? Should have been a dead giveaway.

  6. The prostitute’s name is not Lucien, it’s Geo. He’s from Puerto Rico. You can get the real story on Joe.My.God. (A blog.)

  7. You guys have got it all wrong. Rekers was just taking Rentboy to a secluded European rehab center, to cure him of teh ghey. To save his soul.

    1. http://www.internetwonderboy.c…..rekers.jpg

      has a face only a paid manwhore could lov… er tolerate

  8. This may be good for a laugh, but it has exactly as much to do with the merits of what Rekers proposes as the odd global warming rally/snowstorm coincidence does.

    Which is to say, none at all.

    1. I bet matt doesn’t get invited to many parties. NTTAWWT.

      1. A fact that someone is a heroin addict has no impact on his ability to run a heroin rehab center. And drunks make great AA counselors.

      2. And this from a grown man who has a blog.

    2. I totally agree that what Rekers does has no merits at all. See, wasn’t that easy?

    3. Someone’s overcompensating.

      Show us on Jesus where the bad man touched you.

  9. Professor George has a rebuttal.

    I am not clear why the guy who carried his luggage needed such a nifty cock but it was probably for leverage.

    1. Heh…rebuttal…cum laude.

      The jokes just write themselves.

      1. Summa cum laude than others.

    2. You know how many coat hangers that thing’ll hold?

      1. It’s funnier with donuts and two cups of coffee. But you keep working on it.

  10. accusing gays of en masse coprophilia.

    A common misconception. It’s not the gays, it’s Warty.

    1. THAT WAS FUNNIER THAN FAMILY GUY.

    2. Warty is much more into menstrual blood than feces, dumbass.

      1. I always pictured him in a raincoat, skulking around for extra placenta. Delicious, delicious placenta.

      2. Regarding menstrual blood, you might find this David Thompson post interesting.

  11. How stupid do you have to be to fly into the airport of your home city with your male prostitute if you’re a prominent preacher? It’s like writing “this doesn’t include the 500 bucks a week tending bar” next to the income line on your tax return.

    1. How stupid do you have to be to fly into the airport of your home city with your male prostitute if you’re a prominent preacher?

      George Alan Rekers has apparently provided the answer.

      I am seriously hoping that “Lucien” took some nice photos of those intimate moments.

      1. Not to be a killjoy, but what if this guy really is just an invalid old man who hired a guy to carry his bags? What if the guy really isn’t a male prostitute? If so, this is a pretty awful slander.

        1. What if the guy really isn’t a male prostitute? If so, this is a pretty awful slander.

          Even Professor George is not denying that he hired a prostitute. He is claiming that the gay man whose explicit advertisement he responded to was hired to carry luggage not to peg him.

          1. So we know that the guy in question was a male whore? And we know that George hired him? And George’s story is that he hired a male whore and just used him to carry his luggage?

            If all that is true, then no it is not slander. I thought there was doubt about whether the guy was a whore or not.

            1. Heh “carry his luggage” I’m soo using that

        2. John, I’m the sincerest form of flattered by your imitation of “not to be a killjoy.”

          1. I meant it as flattery. Glad it was taken as such.

        3. “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.”

    2. Hey, come on: he believes that an all-powerful magic fascist in the sky, ostensibly the lord of everything in the universe, actually cares whether two guys get married. How bright do you think he could be?

  12. “desperate blond comb-over”? Ouch!

    1. And what thread is complete without an appearance by Alan “Herpes” Vanneman.

      1. I’ll have you know that Alan told me that his viral load count is super low now since he switched to Valtrex. The sores only show up once a month now.

        1. Alas, he still shows up here more often than that.

  13. Guys, we need some commentary to cancel out these ads that are popping up.

    How about “NOT GAY”?

    1. I got a soccer ad.

  14. How about “NOT GAY”?

    Looks like matt’s already taking care of that part.

    1. Not if we apply the “Reker Rule”.

  15. Not to be too much of a killjoy or anything, but “Let he” in the post title should be “Let him.” Although it has the same antecedent as the subsequent pronoun “who,” it has a different relationship to the nearest verb (either “Let” or “has”) and thus requires a different case. Aaaaanyway…

    1. You keep rowing that douche canoe, friend.

      1. It’s not douchey if it’s true. Show me where I’m wrong about grammar.

        1. No, it can still be douchey if it’s true. No one said you were wrong about the grammar.

          And T.M. Funk…that was beautiful.

          1. If I’m such a douche, why did Nick Gillespie follow my advice and change the headline? In hindsight, your calling me a douche is the “Dewey Defeats Truman” of Hit & Run.

      2. Row, row the douche canoe
        Down the urine stram
        You’ll get that fresh and clean feeling
        And make your beaver gleam

        1. *smacks forehead*

          Urine “stream”!

  16. I saw Atavistic Mustache open for the Electric Prunes in ’68. Their second album, Step Away From The Thesaurus, Woodenhead, is croosh.

  17. Why do outed conservatives and pedophile priests still make the news? They are so common. Like finding another extrasolar planet (and those never make the news anymore).

    1. Why is American Idol still on after eight miserable years?

      1. Why are hot dogs and hot dog buns packaged in unequal numbers?

        1. Is this even try anymore?

          I buy my hot dogs and buns in 8 packs.

  18. As long as he’s not Hespanic, it’s all right with me.

  19. Every time one of these stories hits the news, I have to wonder: is there actually such a thing as a straight gay-basher?

    -jcr

  20. Miller the Handyman told me he installed two way mirrors in his house, so we had kinda figured this was up…

  21. Probably not, JCR. It’s self-loathing turtles, all the way down.

  22. He only needed someone to carry his luggage. Nothing to see here. Please move along.

    1. How long before “Carry my luggage” is a euphemism…

      1. now

  23. He only needed someone to fondle his luggage. Nothing to see here. Please move along.

  24. I just left a voicemail on my wife,s phone advising her that I’ll be needing her to carry my luggage tonight. She’ll find out what it means later…

    1. Dude, give her a rest. She’s been carrying mine all day.

  25. The phrase, “Why am I not surprised by this?”, is cropping up a lot in Hit & Run comments lately.

  26. Hey, come on: he believes that an all-powerful magic fascist in the sky, ostensibly the lord of everything in the universe, actually cares whether two guys get married. How bright do you think he could be?

    1. There are plenty of Christians smarter than you (and me, and you and me put together).

    2. The Bible is chock full of warnings that your secret sins will become public:

    “Be sure your sin will find you out.”
    “Everything that is secret will be made known.”
    “It is a shame to speak of those things done in secret.”

    I think it is arguable whether the Bible is as anti-gay as fundamentalists make it out to be, but it is not arguable that the Bible warns people repeatedly that their horrible secret is coming to light sooner or later.

    1. are you a troll?

      1. Which of Jersey Patriot’s statements do you disagree with?

        1. That there are plenty of Christians smarter than me. Unless he was not referring to me then I suppose it could be true…. but if by “you” he meant “me” then I disagree.

  27. the curious vacation of Family Research Council co-founder George Alan Rekers …with a male hustler (whom we’ll call Lucien)

    I find it curious and a little disturbing that it’s OK to out Rekers but not his “date.” Does Rekers’ hypocrisy justify this double standard? If homosexuality is a perfectly acceptable lifestyle, why not name the other guy?

    1. …why not name the other guy?

      Most likely because the “companion” would be charged with prostitution and tax evasion.

      1. So it’s OK to out a guy who broke no laws but not OK to identify a lawbreaker? I guess this is journalism, Miami New Times-style.

        1. Soliciting a prostitute is a crime. Outing a hypocrite is not. Not to mention “protecting a witness” that is, the prostitute in this case, happens all the time, even if that witness is also a law-breaker.

          1. Full disclosure: soliciting should NOT be a crime.

    2. Because the escort isn’t a hypocrite worthy of scorn and derision?

  28. Uh because he’s a huge hypocrite and Lucien is just some poor manwhore having “carry some pasty fat white guys luggage” just to keep his family fed?

  29. Why isn’t this on Head Line lol?

  30. Are there no Mr. Show fans on this board?

  31. Sounds as if he definitely has a lot of baggage – no wonder he had to hire someone to cart it around for him.

  32. Fetisov: I have here…

    Bondarchuk: I don’t care what you have there!

    Fetisov: Information…

    Bondarchuk: Who cares!

    Fetisov: About the nineteen year old boy you maintain in the town of Shakti! And the apartment you have arranged for him… and the gifts that you have given him… and the dates of your last three overnight visits. If you attempt to fire Lieutenant Burakov… now, or at any time… I will send all this to your wife.

    Bondarchuk: I recommended you for this position.

    Fetisov: I will always be indebted to you.

  33. This kind of behavior is a defense mechanism known as a reaction formation. He’s disgusted and disturbed by his homosexual desires, so he reduces the anxiety they cause him by engaging in his public and obnoxious crusade against homosexuality. He badly needs therapy.

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