Anti-Gay Baptist Minister Hires Male Escort

(CNN) — The anti-gay rights activist who recently toured Europe with a male escort has resigned from a group that promotes counseling for people who “struggle with unwanted homosexuality,” though the man insists that he is not gay.

George Rekers resigned from the board of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, the group’s website said Tuesday.

“I am immediately resigning my membership in NARTH to allow myself the time necessary to fight the false media reports that have been made against me,” Rekers said in a statement posted on the group’s website. “With the assistance of a defamation attorney, I will fight these false reports because I have not engaged in any homosexual behavior whatsoever.

“I am not gay and never have been,” the statement said.

The association accepted the resignation, saying on its website Tuesday that it “would hope that the legal process will sufficiently clarify the questions that have arisen in this unfortunate situation.”

The group has scrubbed Rekers’ writings from its site, with a page that formerly featured his work now bearing the message, “Sorry, you’ve reached a page that doesn’t exist.”

Rekers, a Baptist minister, has been a prominent and effective foe of gay rights legislation across the country. He is a co-founder of the Family Research Council, one of Washington’s most powerful conservative Christian advocacy groups, and has weighed in on anti-gay rights legislation across the country.

Rekers has written that gays are a “deviant segment of society.”

Rekers, a Baptist minister, has been a prominent and effective foe of gay rights legislation across the country. He is a co-founder of the Family Research Council, one of Washington’s most powerful conservative Christian advocacy groups, and has weighed in on anti-gay rights legislation across the country.

“I deliberately spend time with sinners with the loving goal to try to help them.” 

According to Miaminewtimes:

In 1983, he and James Dobson, America’s best-known homophobe, formed the Family Research Council, a D.C.-based, rabidly Christian, and vehemently anti-gay lobbying group that has become a standard-bearer of the nation’s extreme right wing. Its annual Values Summit is considered a litmus test for Republican presidential hopefuls, and Sean Hannity and Ann Coulterhave spoken there. (The Family Research Council would not comment about Rekers’s Euro-trip.)He has also 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 Universityand 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.

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My Reaction:

What a hypocrit. 

A family values, anti-gay activist hiring  a gay male escort to “pack his bags” and “carry his luggage” while away on a two week vacation retreat. 

How convenient.

There is nothing in the article that makes mention of him sleeping with the rent-a-boy, but what we do know is that he doesn’t hate the sinner, in fact, he enjoyed sharing a room with him, receiving a one hour massage every day from him, eating at least 2 meals a day with him and sharing a companionship that he apparently couldn’t find in a actual, you know, personal assistant. 

The thing is, most of the straight people I know are completely comfortable with gay people and would not spend their precious time and energy trying to make life miserable for them, which is exactly what the Family Research Council does. The conservative, Christian right group is George Rekers baby, and it’s a massive lobbying power house for conservative legislation on Capitol Hill. The Family Research Council supports the following policies:

  • The outlawing of homosexual behavior and an enforcement of “criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior”.

These are the people who come up with policies that are endorsed by Republicans on the conservative right in Washington. The Family Research Council actively legislates against granting gay people any equal protections under the law. They along with a slew of  other interconnected charities and non-profit organizations are the anti-gay force to be reckoned with in America.

It’s a scary thought, but it’s time to face reality. A good number of gays “living in the closet” are none other than the bible-thumping drama kings and queens who go to the extreme opposite of the flamboyant queens that rep the other end of the spectrum in the gay community. Both groups draw lots of attention that is at times unwanted and at others, predictable, yet damaging nonetheless.  

Will there ever be an end to the number of outspoken radical homophobes who as it turns out either exhibit gay tendencies or have always been gay to begin with? ‘I certainly hope not. 

The ironic part is that no one would even care what these numbskull’s were doing with their time if they weren’t going around doing everything in their power to deny LGBT Americans their fundamental civil liberties, such as federally recognized marriages.

I can’t stand assholes like this. Even if the article provides no proof of his presumed transgressions, there is no doubt that when he logged onto Rentboy.com he was well aware that it was an adult website, which was obviously homosexual in nature. 

The lady doth protest too much, and she ought to be ashamed of himself.

It’s only a matter of time until he gets on television asking for repentance for his sins.

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3 Responses to “Anti-Gay Baptist Minister Hires Male Escort”
  1. Kelly says:

    Does anyone, anywhere actually believe this guy? I'm starting to think all anti-gay activists are on the down-low!

  2. tami says:

    i wish these folks would find a more productive platform than being anti-gay…once would think poverty, genocide, corruption and other ills would be more worthy of an organized effort to stop. I agree w/ Kelly…he's on the DL!
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  3. ugfinage32 says:

    it is strange .why would hire a male one?

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