Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Closet Works In Mysterious Ways

Yesterday, the Miami New Times busted homophobe George Rekers, who traveled to Europe for an excursion with an escort he hired from Rent Boy, a gay prostitution service. Rekers, however, is rabidly antigay and has founded organizations that oppose LGBT rights. He has also earned thousands of dollars testifying as an expert witness asserting that homosexuality is an illness. The only sick things about this situation, however, are the disgusting hypocrisy and deceit by Rekers.

In an effort to dismiss the scandal, Rekers told the Miami New Times that he simply hired his traveling companion to carry his luggage.  After a few hours of reflection, he came up with a more ludicrous argument: he was merely trying to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to his rented boy toy. Apparently, the closet works in mysterious ways!

UPDATE: In a convoluted post on his website, Rekers denies having sex with his rented boy.  He does not deny, however, meeting his companion on Rent Boy, which is unmistakably a gay prostitution website. Here is the full text of his strained response (h/t CBS News):
A recent article in an alternative newspaper cleverly gave false impressions of inappropriate behavior because of its misleading innuendo, incorrectly implying that Professor George Rekers used the Rentboy website to hire a prostitute to accompany him on a recent trip. Contrary to Internet stories based on this slanderous article, following medical advice Professor George Rekers requires an assistant to lift his luggage in his travels because of an ongoing condition following surgery. His family, local friends, and even another university professor colleague have offered to accompany him on trips to lift luggage. Professor Rekers was not involved in any illegal or sexual behavior with his travel assistant (italics added).
Generally saying that something is misleading without specifically pointing out "how" is a clear sign of deceit.


Matt P. said...

When I read your post yesterday I was thinking of a similar defense as a best "possible" defense. I would pull the Pete Townshend defense and claim to be researching the lifestyle. This seems to be a slight variation. Ludicrous.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Matt: A goood friend of mine predicted this "excuse" as well!

FLRN said...

Why not just hire an airport valet or get rolling luggage? Thank Jesus for the internet!

liberal dissent said...

I think the whole situation is kind of bizarre; the other closet cases that came up lately involve people for whom homophobia is just one of their planks. This guy it seems to be his main focus apparently.

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