George Rekers, one of America’s most prominent anti-gay crusaders, was caught in the Miami airport returning from a ten-day “fun trip” to Europe with a hired male prostitute. Rekers is a Baptist minister who co-founded the Family Research Council with James Dobson, has published numerous books and studies condemning gays, and sits of the board of an organization that professes to turn gay people straight.
Rekers claims that he didn’t know the male prostitute’s profession, claiming that he hired the young man from the website rentboy.com because he needed help: “I had surgery, and I can’t lift luggage. That’s why I hired him.”
If Rekers didn’t know his luggage handler was a prostitute, he must have magically ignored the young gay man’s profile on rentboy.com, which talks about his “smooth, sweet, tight ass” and “perfectly built 8 inch cock (uncut)” and that he is “up for anything”. But in order to even view that profile, Rekers would have to have gone through the site’s main page for members, which is covered with “images of naked, tumescent men busily sodomizing each other.” Not only that, but when first seen in the airport, Rekers was pushing his own luggage.
Hypocritical lying moral crusaders are a dime a dozen, but what is fun about this story is that fabulous turn of phrase. Will “lift my luggage” now enter the lexicon, like Senator Larry Craig’s “wide stance” and Governor Mark Sanford’s “hiking the Appalachian Trail”?
UPDATE: The male prostitute in question now claims that Rekers is definitely gay.