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  1. Johnson
    May 4, 2010

    Poor old desperate liar–“I had surgery and can’t lift luggage” Uh-huh, riiiight!

  2. Jason D
    May 4, 2010

    it’s somewhat saddening that so many of the opponents of our civil rights are secretly one of us.

    It would be like sneaking into a taliban meeting to find they’re all actually a bunch of suburban white people who’ve been brainwashed.

    I wonder, if it were possible to magically uncloset all our closeted opponents — would there be any anti-gay activists left? Are there any truly straight opponents to our equality, or are we just fighting with ourselves?

    I think it’s Ben who says that the real enemy is the closet. And when stories like this break, it makes me consider the fact that he’s more right than any of us know.

  3. Johnson
    May 4, 2010

    Jason–I’ve long been convinced that our ONLY opponents are closeted gay men. All Truly Heterosexual Men, secure in their own sexuality, just aren’t threatened by us.

  4. Grant
    May 4, 2010

    I’m leaning toward agreement with these sentiments. I do believe there are straight men and women out there who have been socialized to fear and hate gays and lesbians, often via religion; but at the heart or root of all that, I think you’d more often than not find a self-hating homosexual beating the loudest drum.

    These closeted gays so hate themsevles, and so want to be accepted as straight, that they gladly sell their souls to do so.

  5. John in the Bay Area
    May 4, 2010

    The really suspicious ones truely dedicate themselves to the anti-gay cause. While many right wingers are anti-gay, anti-welfare, anti-tax, pro-military budgets, and take strong positions on any number of issues, those who just seem fixated on their anti-gay cause stand out for the bizarre nature of their obsession. I just assume that all of them are gay, otherwise they would have lost interest long ago in the whole thing.

  6. John in the Bay Area
    May 4, 2010

    By the way, I really feel for the guy who was adopted at 16. He is in a very difficult position in this whole mess. It seems like he doesn’t want to become part of this story. As long as he continues to feel that way, I do hope that his privacy is respected.

  7. tavdy79
    May 4, 2010

    Off-topic, but…

    Could he look any more like Ned Flanders?

  8. Burr
    May 4, 2010

    So.. why in the world is he allowed to adopt? :P

  9. Phil
    May 4, 2010

    In all seriousness, although it’s fun to gloat when something like this happens, I think that “hypocrisy” is overhyped by our community.

    Reker’s anti-gay actions were, and always have been, evil. His behaviors would be just as evil coming from a straight man as coming from a closeted gay man.

    It’s not wrong to have sex with men. It’s not wrong to travel with men, even younger men. I don’t even personally believe it’s wrong to pay another adult for sexual services, as long as everyone is aware of what they’re doing. (Illegal, yes, but “wrong?” Not unless there’s coercion.) So while it’s fun (delicious, even) to make a big deal when a hypocrite like Rekers is caught with a man, there’s the risk that the wrong message is sent. The attitude shouldn’t be, “See? Even you got caught doing the bad thing that you criticize.” The whole point is, “It was never a bad thing in the first place.”

  10. James Savik
    May 4, 2010

    So… how long until the whole Family Research Council is outed as a bunch of sick old trolls that have to pay for it?

  11. Erin
    May 7, 2010

    I find it interesting this story isn’t on the Fox News site. Hmm…..wonder why. Maybe because it blows another hole in the ex-gay therapy works, and being gay is a choice argument.

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