Rekers’ third “clarification” is even funnier than the others

Timothy Kincaid

May 5th, 2010

This one is official. Dr. George Rekers posted the following statement on his Professor George website:

***MISLEADING INTERNET REPORTS ABOUT PROFESSOR GEORGE REKERS***

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.

You see, Dr. Rekers was advised to get an assistant to lift his luggage. And although his family, local friends, and even another university professor colleague have offered to accompany him on trips to lift luggage, they all lacked some essential quality needed in an assistant.

So that is why Dr. Rekers turned to RentBoy.com, to find an assistant adequate to meet the task of lifting luggage. He didn’t hire a prostitute, he hired an assistant, a 20-year-old, 5′ 9″, 132 lb. assistant to be exact, to help with all that heavy bulky luggage.

Grant

May 5th, 2010

Oh boy – talk about the old cliched advice when finding oneself in a hole, avoid further digging…

Richard Rush

May 5th, 2010

Rekers, in his capacity as both a Super Christian and a proponent of NARTHian “science,” has for decades been accustomed to having his BS enthusiastically accepted by his usual limited audience. Now, some of them may buy his preposterous rent-a-boy explanations, but everyone outside of the Bible-y/Science-y bubble will be ROTFLTAS.

It’s appropriate that the combination of Bible-y and Science-y = BS.

Jim Burroway

May 5th, 2010

I wonder if I can submit my rentboy.com receipts to my insurance company for reimbursement?

I wonder if I can even get a receipt from rentboy.com?

Is it also deductible from my federal taxes as a medical expense?

So many questions…

Jim Burroway

May 5th, 2010

he hired an assistant, a 20-year-old, 5′ 9″, 132 lb. assistant to be exact, to help with all that heavy bulky luggage.

By the way, you left out the most crucial qualification: 8″ uncut. How could you have missed that?

Next time I’m in a position to hire an assistant, I’m going to have to insist on seeing that on a resume.

beachewtoy75

May 5th, 2010

When I was a kid there a service called “Rent a Kid” who would do odd jobs around the house. Maybe he got confused thinking rentboy.com was the same thing.

However “Rent A Kid” ads never featured rockin’ abs or a sex toy store!

Candace

May 5th, 2010

I wonder what kind of salary that Rekker gets? South Florida escorts cost about $1,000 a day plus expenses, and this guy was able to pay for a kid from Rentboy plus pay roundtrip airfare for two, plus pay all the expenses for the two of them to go to Europe for 10 days. And that’s not even counting all the $$ for lube and Viagra. I’m sure the bill for all that luggage-lifting was $20 grand, easy. Geez, how many christian saps contributed to this little getaway?

And speaking of lifting luggage, does anyone notice that Geo is standing around staring into space while the poor, injured doctor is schlepping his own luggage?

To be honest, this is one I wished had stayed in the closet. I sure don’t want him on our team. Yech.

Stefano A

May 5th, 2010

Watching the man publicly self-destruct like this could be amusing if it wasn’t so tragically sad.

Sad, as in, his expectation that anyone is actually going to ignore the fact that he hired the guy from rentboy firstly, and then suspend disbelief long enough to accept his reasons. What is so tragic about this, is its perfect illustration of how NARTH et al are so completely delusional and detached from reality.

caseyvt

May 5th, 2010

Hey kids, here’s the link to the Florida Attorney General’s office:

http://myfloridalegal.com/contact.nsf/contact?Open&Section=Attorney_General

So you can ask AG Bill McCullum, who is running for governor, if he is going to:
1. retract from the record the testimony of Dr. George Rekers, the state’s expert witness supporting the gay adoption ban

2. prosecute Dr. George Rekers for solicitation of prostitution

3. demand a return on the $87,000 of taxpayer money that the AGs office paid Dr. Rekers and his associate for their testimony.

Ivan

May 5th, 2010

Looks like Rekers is following the example of Sir Norman Fry – a ficticious Conservative politician portrayed in the Little Britain comedy series:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtQcQhZFnIg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEgspP0BYq4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJC0hX4N2w&feature=related

Enjoy.

Richard Rush

May 5th, 2010

Rekers, in his capacity as both a Super Christian and a proponent of NARTHian “science,” has for decades been accustomed to having his BS enthusiastically accepted by his usual limited audience. Now, some of them may buy his preposterous rent-a-boy explanations, but everyone outside of the Bible-y/Science-y bubble will be rolling on the floor.

It’s appropriate that the combination of Bible-y + Science-y = BS.

true values voter

May 5th, 2010

So many fascinating layers here:

1. OK, Dr. Rekers, let’s say your explanation of needing a heavy lifting assistant is fully true — not a quarter-truth, not a half-truth, a full truth. I trust it’s true because you are a Christian and Christians are instructed not to bear false witness. So, that said, where, exactly did you connect with or find the assistant?

2. If Dr. Rekers can be in severe, pathological denial, it greatly raises suspicions about Peter LaBarbera, Matt Barber, Brian Brown, Janet Folger Porter, Tony Perkins, Brian Camenker, and others. I’m not actually in the school that says these people “have to be” closet cases — I do think a small of straight people can become obsessed with homosexuality for idiosyncratic reasons (probably connected to childhood trauma). However. If Rekers has maintained a “straight” charade (denial to the point of convincing themselves) for decades, so can others. Like LaBarbera. Some of the arch-homophobes curiously kind of do look gay (Brown)/lesbian (Porter).

3. Then there’s the web of relationships and contributions to gay-bashing endeavors that Rekers has received and made, including in Florida. In Florida this includes, apparently, taxpayer money giving him $87,000 to develop a anti-gay-adoption report.

4. The man is apparently wealthy. Most people can’t afford to hire a hooker for 10 days straights. I would love to know exactly how much money changed hands.

5. And where does he get his money? The state of Florida?

6. So who has quoted and used Rekers’ documents or research? Probably some of the people regularly featured on this very website.

7. The FRC referred to him as being c. 1983 a psychiatrist at the University of South Carolina medical school. I wonder what the University of South Carolina medical school thinks? For how long was there? Anybody want to ask?

8. What about all his patients…all his students? His teen sex questions website counselees? Any comments from any of them?

9. He campaigned against gay adoption, while he himself apparently adopted a 16 year old boy. I guess he was allowed because, of course, he’s not gay. (Is or was there a wife involved?)

10. I bet there are other layers I am not thinking of, and other connections and side stories that are yet to emerge.

11. To what extent is Tony Perkins, now, not telling the truth about his interactions with Rekers?

AndrewB

May 5th, 2010

Wouldn’t worry about a lawsuit anytime soon — slander is for spoken word; libel is for print. This guy sure is a rocket scientist.

John

May 5th, 2010

By the way, you left out the most crucial qualification: 8″ uncut. How could you have missed that?

Next time I’m in a position to hire an assistant, I’m going to have to insist on seeing that on a resume.

I trust that you’ll give his qualifications a thorough vetting in the interview process, Jim. After all, one must have standards and lying about one’s qualifications is usually seen as being ill-advised when seeking employment. Mr. Rekker’s no doubt sought value for his money so likewise performed his own verification of Geo’s resume.

Richard Rush

May 5th, 2010

For anyone who is interested: Yesterday I ran across Rekers’ Curriculum Vitae (PDF) on professorgeorge.com. Today it is gone (all 13 pages of it). BUT there is still a copy available in the form of Google docs. I suspect it may disappear soon just as Google caches do, but I believe that problem has been taken care of. (Note: when the file first loads the text is very blurry, but it will clear up)

cowboy

May 5th, 2010

Impressive Vitae. And in one fell swoop his legacy will be reduced to one historical item in 2010.

Pity.

dana daniell

May 6th, 2010

Dr. Reker is full of bull shit, if he is tring to deny being a closeted homosexual. JUST COME OUT AND DENOUNCE AND CONDEMN THE FRC, do the right thing for a change!

Fred in the UK

May 6th, 2010

Slightly off topic…

$87,000 for expert testimony, is that the going rate in the U.S.? To me that sounds suspicious of being paid to say whatever the AG wanted him to say.

John Doucette

May 6th, 2010

That sure is a lot of luggage for a 10-day trip. Nor does it look like his “assistant” is doing much assisting. Even is his going to Rentboy.com was innocuous, he certainly would have realized otherwise once he got to the site that these escorts were not hiring out as personal assistants. His right wing cronies might buy this crap but I doubt anybody else does.

Maurice Lacunza

May 6th, 2010

Enough talk. Stephen Colbert asks us:

W B W J R ?

Which Boy Would Jesus Rent?

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