Dr. George Alan Rekers just shared the Gospels with his rent boy

The anti-gay scholar has a great excuse for hiring that male prostitute

Published May 5, 2010 8:40PM (EDT)

Yesterday, we met George Alan Rekers, the Family Research Council co-founder who has spent his professional career publishing pseudo-scholarly books on how to "cure" gay teenagers and make sure your children grow up straight.

We learned that Mr. Rekers recently went on a lovely vacation with a young man he hired from Rentboy.com. First, Rekers claimed he only learned that his travel companion was a prostitute some time after their vacation started. Rekers also claimed he hired him -- from, once again, Rentboy.com, a website that exists solely to aid gay men in finding sex partners for gay sex -- to help him "lift luggage."

Rekers is now responding to inquiries from reporters with a new tale: he found his "recent travel assistant" by "interviewing acquaintances."

Blogger Joe my God messaged Rekers on Facebook. And Rekers responded! First, Rekers pointed out that Jesus spent a lot of time with prostitutes. And Rekers says he did not just pay his young male prostitute friend to lift luggage:

If you talk with my travel assistant that the story called "Lucien," you will find I spent a great deal of time sharing scientific information on the desirability of abandoning homosexual intercourse, and I shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with him in great detail.

See? That clears everything up, doesn't it?

Joe also tracked down Rekers' prostitute friend's Rentboy.com profile. Turns out he's bisexual. So good news, George: he's half-cured already.

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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