Dr George Reker is a Baptist minister, co-founder of Dobson's Family Research Council, founder of the anti-gay American College of Pediatricians, and outspoken opponent of marriage or adoption by same sex couples. He was recently paid $87,000 by the state of Florida to oppose gay adoptions (and Native American adoptions too). His pseudoscience would be funny if it weren't doing such damage.
This week Rekers was caught coming home with an escort after a European trip. The escort came from a sex site called Rentboy. Rekers claims that he hired the escort to help him "lift his luggage" as he couldn't do it himself.
So that's what they call it now.
Now Rekers is claiming he hired the boy so he (Rekers) could cure the boy of his sins.
The Advocate reports,
In a Tuesday afternoon post, Unzippedidentified the profile of the RentBoy, titled "Boynextdoor/Geo." By Tuesday evening, Family Research Council had removed Rekers' name from its website.Yes, the forces of Hate are quick to turn on their own and "disappear" them.
It's hard not to cackle with glee at another hypocrite revealed. (Colbert does a great piece on it).
But Rob Tisinai has some measured words,
Of course, that doesn't excuse him from the evil he's done . What a poor excuse for a human being he is.
It’s dehumanizing — to him and to us — to gloat over this poor wreck of a life. Yet we have a human duty to protect others from Rekers and his colleagues in deceit. Don’t caricaturize him as a villain exposed. Present him instead as a victim-turned-abuser, a perfect symbol of the cycle — the vicious, hateful machine — we’re trying to break.