Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Another "Christian Culture Warrior" Gets Caught with his Hand in the Nookie Jar...

And the sad part of this is,  news stories like this aren't even a surprise anymore...
From the Miami New Times (Hat tip to salon.com and joemygod):

For decades, George Alan Rekers has been a general in the culture wars, though his work has often been behind the scenes. 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 Coulter have spoken there.

He has also influenced American politics, serving in advisory roles with Congress, theWhite 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.
And the latest credential you can add to Mr. Rekers' CV? His his fondness for young boyish looking Gay male escorts...
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.

Reached by New Times before a trip to Bermuda, Rekers said he learned Lucien was a prostitute only midway through their vacation. "I had surgery," Rekers said, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him." (Though medical problems didn't stop him from pushing the tottering baggage cart through MIA.) Yet Rekers wouldn't deny he met his slender, blond escort at Rentboy.com — which features homepage images of men in bondage and grainy videos of crotch-rubbing twinks — and Lucien confirmed it.   At the small western Miami townhome he shares with a roommate, a nervous Lucien expressed surprise when we told him that Rekers denied knowing about his line of work from the beginning. "He should've been able to tell you that," he said, fidgeting and fixing his eyes on his knees. "But that's up to him."

Funny how it is ALWAYS the rabid homophobe who has the day job ranting against the "Gay Agenda" and about "abominations unto the Lord" , who then gets caught with his bible closed and his fly wide open.

This reminds me of a news story I saw about a study by the University of Georgia.. They took 35 men who self identified as being homophobic, and 29 men who self identified as being non-homophobic - . All the men described themselves as totally heterosexual both in terms of what "turned them on" and their personal sexual experiences.

Each man was then shown sexual material depicting heterosexuals, male homosexuals and lesbians.(in no particular order). Their sexual arousal was then recorded. (The story went on to explain exactly how, it was measured. (penile plethysmography) I will spare you THOSE details... Men in both groups were aroused by the same degree by the heterosexual material, and by the video showing two women having sex.

The difference between the two groups was when they viewed a video that showed two men having sex. 'The homophobic men showed a significant increase in "penile circumference" to the male homosexual video, but the control [non-homophobic] men did not.

When asked to explain what turned them on, both groups rated the heterosexual material about the same, but the men who self identified as homophobic, greatly understated their arousal to the Gay material. Despite having demonstrated the opposite.    It has been long speculated that intense homophobia is a reaction to repressed homosexuality. It certainly is a fair question to ask men like Rekers, James Dobson, Ralph Reed, who rail and rant against LGBT Americans; ....

"So guys, where are you spending YOUR nights?"

1 comment:

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- Lucas