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Rekers’ FOURTH clarification of just how he came to select his travel companion

Timothy Kincaid

May 5th, 2010

Earlier today we posted Dr. Rekers’ explanation about why he was traveling in Europe accompanied by Jo-vanni Roman (“Lucian”/Geo). He now appears to have found that particular explanation to be inadequate and has revised it to read as follows:

***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 assist him in his travel. Dr. Rekers found his recent travel assistant by interviewing different people who might be able to help, and did not even find out about his travel assistant’s Internet advertisements offering prostitution activity until after the trip was in progress. There was nothing inappropriate with this relationship. Professor Rekers was not involved in any illegal or sexual behavior with his travel assistant. [emphasis in original]

The new part is in bold.

Ya know, if I were, say, a straight married 61 year-old anti-gay activist who unexpectedly discovered that my 20 year old traveling companion was a gay prostitute, and If I were questioned about why I was traveling with the young man, I would probably respond immediately with the facts that led to my association with him. And they would likely not be nonsensical.

I’d say, “he’s the son of my colleague” or “we used to be neighbors” or something that showed the basis of the relationship. Because, at this point, it’s pretty hard to backtrack from “I evangelize to gay prostitutes” and end up with the rather vague “I interviewed different people”.

Unless, of course, that is the the prelude to further revelations about other young men who interviewed for the position.

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Lindoro Almaviva
May 5th, 2010 | LINK

calling all twinks who know something. This is the time to rise to the occasion!

Jason D
May 5th, 2010 | LINK

This still doesn’t even make sense.

Think about it, if you’re a sex worker, are you really going to just do manual labor for a reasonable rate? Not likely. Not when you could make that much money in one or two night and not have to leave the country.

I doubt whatever price Geo charged him would’ve been the going rate for a luggage assistant.

I saw in a different article that they both confirmed they met on rentboy.com. If the title didn’t clue him in to what kind of business dealings go down at that site(it’s not exactly CareerBuilder) the profile including scantilly clad Geo and lots of intimate details about his anatomy and sex life should’ve been a giant red flag.

Scott L.
May 5th, 2010 | LINK

Wonder what tomorrow’s excuses will be?

TJMcFisty
May 5th, 2010 | LINK

Got out of the shower, slipped and fell on penis. Waiting for that one.

DavidMichael
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

God Punishes Rekers for Bad Comb-Over.

Derrick
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

First, one the day this story broke, Geo (who was being called “Lucien”) stated that he did not advertise anywhere else but Rentboy.com and he further stated that Rekers did know that.

Second, I find it extremely odd that there has been no discussion of Mrs. Rekers. He has a wife, who is Biblically designated as his “help mate”. Why didn’t she go with him? And at the very least, why doesn’t he say why his wife wouldn’t be a suitable companion for a trip to Bermuda?

Third, I have never in my life heard of anyone hiring a person for a 24-hour a day travel companion just because they have some difficulty lifting luggage. You lift your luggage a few times going to and from the airport and the hotel. At each of these locations, there is usually someone who can help you for a small tip or for free. It is inconceivable that you would pay for Geo’s international air travel, hotel, and his “rate” just to get a few minutes of lifting services. If he were disabled and in need of round the clock care, he would hire an RN or similar professional. It just makes no sense.

Derrick
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Oh, one other thought. He has a 20-year old adopted son, who is now in college. (Gays are unfit to adopt, but Rekers is not.)

College is out in a week or two. Why wouldn’t he have his healthy young son come with him on this mysterious trip to Bermuda, since his wife couldn’t go with him? Why hire an expensive 20-year old “assistant” when you have a 20-year old son who is out of school and would probably love to go to Bermuda?

Paul in Canada
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

I suspect the ‘rationale’ will get even more bizarre as his life continues to unravel and spin out of control.

Poor bastard!

I swing from being amuzed to being saddened (on so many levels) with this story. When the ulta-right, self-righteous go down in flames, they do it in such as dramatic way – not surprising, given that they have worked so hard to protect their ‘reality’ with illogical ‘arguements’.

In this case, Reker’s entire life has been one huge construct to deny what he is… gay (at least from where I’m sitting, that seems obvious). When he does crash and burn, it won’t be pretty.

I wonder how fast his fellow bigots will distance themselves from him. That will be his real undoing……

MJC
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

This whole escapade was a subject in Jay Leno’s monologue last night.

Hunter
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

“I interviewed different people”.

Mmm — casting couch?

Samuel
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Wayne Besen makes a good point that if they DIDN’T have sex, it’s even more creepy. Rekers has several young sons, what about them? Is he divorced? If so, why did he think depriving his sons of a mother was healthy (according to FRC talking points).

Anyone who’s traveled knows the whole notion is insane. If you need someone to occasionally pick up some luggage, you don’t hire a 24/7 young man to sleep in your room. I would love to hear Rekers in a live interview try to explain his reasoning. He was perusing a X-rated site looking at all the characteristics: penis size, musculature, anal permissions, etc. Who does that to look for a luggage assistant?

DavidMichael
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

I’m waiting for the day we can add Alan Chambers and Randy Thomas to the Reker’s File, spaced out in perfect time of course. Camera: Aim Point shoot!

not enough info yet
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

The actual process of his connecting to Geo seems to be the crux here. Maddeningly, Unzipped.net claims to have info but isn’t posting it yet.

I am bothered by the possibility that this story isn’t nearly as juicy as we’ve been thinking.

The media is repeating an assertion that Rekers actually hired Geo “off of” rentboy.com, which may actually be completely untrue. (I would love it if it *were* true.)

Priya Lynn
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Reker’s rentboy confirmed that they met through rentboy.com and Reker’s himself admitted this initially before he decided the truth was a mistake and he’d better come up with a lie to cover his ass. “not enough” is a concern troll who’s been going to various gay blogs trying to deny the obvious fact that Rekers knowingly hired a gay prostitute.

Jon
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Just to clarify, the original Miami New Times article stated that Rekers would not deny that he met Geo through Rentboy.com. Geo was the one who said that was the only way Rekers could have found him.

(None of which means that I believe for one second that Rekers found Geo any other way than through rentboy.com.)

Priya Lynn
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

One of Reker’s excuses was that he hired a gay prostitute to evangelize him, once again he acknowledged that he knew the rentboy was a prostitute before he hired him.

Priya Lynn
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

After being made aware of Reker’s anti-gay activites Lucien has decided he no longer has a need to protect Rekers and has acknowledged that Rekers hired him for sexual massages:

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2010/05/george_rekers_is_a_homosexual_says_escort.php

Paul in Canada
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

spiralling…….

Maurice Lacunza
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

In a flash of brilliance, Stephen Colbert asks us:

W B W J R ?

Which Boy Would Jesus Rent?

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