File it under "No Longer Surprising," but yet another anti-gay douchebag has turned out to be... wait for it... GAY!!! Baptist Minister George Rekers was caught out not only entertaining a male escort, but entertaining him on a ten-day trip to Europe! Oh, and the kicker? Though Rekers claims the man was just there to help him "lift his luggage" (yeah, that sounds sexual to me too) he hired his "luggage lifter" from the male escort service rentboy.com! Yeah, I'm not buying that he thought it was a site for the hiring of "luggage lifters."
It's OK! I'm not gay, I just don't like carrying my own bags."
For some more background on this sordid tale, check out this Alpha Dog segment from The Colbert Report
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Alpha Dog of the Week - George Rekers|
So yeah, this douche is a co-founder of The Family Research Council (an anti-gay org) who has alleged that gay couples are more likely to commit suicide. I think it's fair that from now on we just assume that anyone who makes outrageous claims about gay couples is a closeted gay person him/herself. That will save everyone a lot of embarrassment (by "everyone" I mean "the gay gay-haters").
But this story gets waaay wackier. I don't even know where to begin! How 'bout a quick timeline (I'm trying to get these in the right order, but the important thing is THEY ALL HAPPENED/ARE HAPPENING):
• George Rekers is seen at the Miami Airport with a male escort.
• George Rekers claims the man was hired to help him "lift his luggage."
• Pics from the airport show Rekers lifting his own luggage.
• The escort himself comes forward and says Rekers is indeed a homosexual who knew he was a prostitute and "paid him to provide body rubs once a day in the nude, during their ten-day vacation in Europe." (Ewww...)
• George Rekers claims he was, in fact, simply ministering to the gay prostitute, one-on-one. You know, like Jesus would have (except with nude body rubs).
• George Rekers hosts a blog where he talks to teens about sex!
The list of douchebaggy behavior goes on and on here, folks. For up-to-the-minute coverage, I recommend visiting SLOG. Dan Savage is all over this bizness.
Honestly though, George Rekers (and I know you're reading this), couldn't you have just come out of the closet earlier and saved everyone a lot of bullshit? Staying a closeted bigot who attempted to "convert" and oppress gay folks for so many years brought you nothing humiliation and a reputation as a big fucking hypocrite. Oh, and a big, shiny Douchebag Decree. (Maybe you can add it to your rentboy.com profile?)