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



Alex Pareene
May 6, 2010 12:40AM (UTC)

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."

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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?

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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.


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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