Wednesday, May 05, 2010

What is it with conservative "family values" leaders and their gay escorts?

It clearly defies the law of averages the way so many conservative religious leaders who talk about "family values" have been exposed as having bizarre relationships with the very people they condemn.

We've got a trend here. It's like "Be as big a hypocrite as you can manage" is the eleventh commandment.

These fellows should at least come clean and say, "Well, I thought I could cure myself of homosexuality by spewing contempt on others, but it doesn't seem to work. Maybe, just maybe, people really don't have a choice about their sexual orientation."

Family Research Council founder hires a Rentboy
May 5, 2010
By Sandhya Somashekhar

George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist and cofounder of the conservative Family Research Council, recently returned from a 10-day trip to Europe with a male escort who advertises on a Web site called, according to a May Miami New Times article that was lighting up the liberal blogosphere and gay media outlets Wednesday.

Rekers told the New Times he hired the escort to help carry luggage, not for sexual purposes, and that he only learned his companion was a prostitute midway through the trip...

A professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina and a Baptist minister, Rekers is a leading proponent of therapy to "cure" homosexuality and has testified against gay adoption. He is a board member of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, which calls itself "a professional, scientific organization that offers hope to those who struggle with unwanted homosexuality."

The escort, who was identified in the article by the pseudonym 'Lucien,' told the newspaper that his services were enlisted through, which helps clients "find gay escorts, male escorts, gay masseurs, male masseurs and learn how to become an escort." ...

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