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Univ. of S. Carolina dumps Rekers from website

Timothy Kincaid

May 6th, 2010

As recently as this morning, here’s what you saw when you searched the website of the University of South Carolina medical school:

Now the site looks a little different:

That was quick.

I’m curious as to the exact criteria for removing any mention of Dr. Rekers. Was it because the University of South Carolina was delighted to have an anti-gay activist as a respected and privileged emeritus professor, but not so delighted to have a man who was revealed to be engaged in behavior that is homosexual in nature?

We have inquired with the office of the President of the University for an explanation.

(hat tip to a reader who caught the change)

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Swampfox
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Well, at least Reker’s story might get Governor Sanford’s story off the front page of South Carolina’s biggest newspaper, The State, for awhile. All I ask, what kind of scandal will hit South Carolina next?

Maurice Lacunza
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

How timely that the hat tipper made a screen shot. It shows the true nature of bigotry. It also makes you question the integrity of U of South Carolina. Is this another front of Pat Robertson or James Dobson? Is it a real university? Why scrub the website? What is there to hide?

Maurice Lacunza
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Maybe Oral Roberts established U of SC. It makes sense, really; oral, Oral. See?

Johnson
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

He is now officially a “Non Person” in the world of Xtianists. Just like in Stalinist Russia–Neat!

Maurice Lacunza
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

I copied this from the Miami RipTide 2.0 article about Lucien’s disclosure.

Daniel says:
Where did George Rekers adopt his son? If he did it if Florida he would have signed on a legal form that he is not a homosexual. If he signed and turns out he is a homosexual then he committed fraud. This needs to be investigated.

Posted On: Thursday, May. 6 2010 @ 1:09PM

Any BTB Readers out there that can check out the validity of this post?

Richard Rush
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Wow, I must really be a degenerate. For the first time since the Rekers story broke, I actually felt a twinge of compassion for the man while reading this post. I know I was wrong but I just couldn’t help it.

This post drives home that his life really is in the process of being destroyed, and I know it deserves to be. His 13-page Curriculum Vitae is effectively superseded now.

I suppose he has one last opportunity to finally make a positive contribution to humanity by publicly refuting his life’s work. But I can’t think of any other vile anti-gay bigot who has done that after being brought down, so I’m not holding my breath.

Schlukitz
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

If anyone should be holding their breath, Richard, it should be Dr. Wrecker.

And holding it. And holding it. And holding it.

Oh well, you get the idea. ;P

Todd
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

University of South Carolina is a publicly funded school, is it not?

Thank you for asking them what’s up.

It will be interesting to discover the criteria it uses in maintaining or terminating employment or other levels of affiliation.

It would also be interesting to learn if there was discrimination based on a retired professor’s homosexuality, or on reports thereof.

Caseyvt
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

My dears, this is the link for the Florida Attorney General’s Office complaint webpage. A.G. Bill McCullum hired Rekers to say all kinds of hideous things about us in court as the state’s expert witness.

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

I complained about Rekers’ solicitation of prostitution, and demanded that his now-fraudulent testimony be stricken from the record, and that the AG demand a return of the $87,000 the office paid this nutjob.

When it asks whom you are complaining about, here’s our boy:

George A. Rekers
17890 W Dixie Hwy, Apt 417
North Miami Beach, FL 33160-4825

John Champneys
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

I was first incredulous, and then disgusted, when I turned on BBC Radio 4 this morning to hear the story.

Good old Beeb for airing it in East Anglia! (England)

Maurice Lacunza
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

To Richard Bush:
I agree with your sentiment..you wouldn’t be human if you were devoid of some compassion. I channeled my compassion into two emails that were personal to George Reker. I encouraged him to have a talk with God and come clean to himself. I get where you are coming from. It doesn’t detract though from what is happening. Reker’s hypocrisy is the reason his life is shattering. We should all take a note from it and remember that life can humble you overnight. Nonetheless the Christians have a saying, “God will not be mocked.” Perhaps that is what is happening here. Pity.

Bruce
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

This guy spent his whole life “treating” homosexuals out of homosexuality. I guess his methods don’t work. LOL.

Rob Tisinai
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

I’m working hard to feel compassion for Rekers, too. It gets even harder when read about the kids he tried to keep a gay couple from adopting. It’s horrifying and heartbreaking.

http://wakingupnow.com/blog/the-evil-of-george-rekers

Maurice Lacunza
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

To CaseyVT. I pondered the idea of filing a complaint with the Florida AG and I concluded that indeed, it is a reasonable response to a public hypocrisy (especially when laws and lifes are so greatly affected.)

I followed your link and sent the following complaint. I post it here in case other persons want to copy and paste any or all of it.

COMPLAINT:
Sadly George Rekers publicly acknowledged that he hired a RentaBoy for lifting his luggage. This is a paid escort who has spoken to the press today and alleged that Rekers received sexual benefits in exhange for money. A reasonable person would conclude that Rekers has revealed his true identity as a homosexual.

Of note to the AG office is that Rekers gave sworn testimony against gay persons who desired to adopt children in the state of Florida. Did he not also adopt two children himself? Did he sign a statement claiming he was not a homosexual? This show of hypocrisy brings to question two issues: One, did he give a false statement when adopting children, and, Two, whether or not Rekers is a credible court witness. He clearly deceived the public regarding his sexual identity/behaviors. Did he also lie to the AG office in his sworn statements?

Today he has shifted his position regarding the RentaBoy three times. He said he was evangelizing the homosexual on a luxury trip to Europe. Then he said he didn’t know that the boy was a prostitute. Then he said that he interviewed many others for the job of lifting his luggage. Which is it?

Was his testimony to the State of Florida based on science or religion? If it was religious, then we should ask, Which Boy Would Jesus Rent? (WBWJR).

Further, he should return the 87,000 dollars that he was paid if it is determined that his testimony should be stricken.

Americans should not have to be lied to. His website, http://teensextoday.com/category/porn/, is filled with disinformation. He quotes Ted Bundy when he talks of the evils of pornography.

This man is not representing bonafide information to the fields of science, psychology, religion and neurology. I think that it is reasonable to request, respectfully, that his testimony be stricken from the court records and that he properly re-file any papers that deny his sexuality regarding his adoptions.

TheraP
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

If Reker has a psychology license, anyone in Fla should complain to the licensing board. He’s been misrepresenting himself, may be guilty of malpractice for claiming to bring about change (when he can’t change himself and there’s no research basis for such a therapy), and what if he’s used his clients (or former clients) as sexual partners, which is contrary to ethics, and perhaps illegal as well in Fla? All of this should be looked into by the Florida licensing board.

Go BTB!
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Good for you. The University of South Carolina needs to explain its actions. Let’s keep the heat on here. He was reputable enough before, why not now?

jcrr
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

Compassion?? It’s called karma and it really is a bitch, ’cause you reap what you sow. This is a sick man who deserves endless shame, period.

Swampfox
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

The University of South Carolina openly employs gays and lesbians and I imagine that both medical universities in South Carolina, the one in Charleston and Columbia do the same. Rekers had been employed by the medical university in Columbia, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

andrew
May 6th, 2010 | LINK

You know, it’s possible they pulled his CV because he’s been unmasked as a fraud and a liar. Moreover, they probably wanted to avoid the hits that would come from media and online scrutiny to his CV hosted on their servers.

Richard Rush
May 7th, 2010 | LINK

andrew, you may have misinterpreted my earlier comment as though I was saying his CV was pulled from the USC website. I don’t know if it was ever there. I had found it via Google on Rekers’ personal website (professorgeorge.com), but the next day it was gone. So I assume Rekers removed it himself. However, it is still available (today) in the form of google docs at the link I posted.

Sean Mac
May 7th, 2010 | LINK

As a graduate of the University of South Carolina, I very strongly defend my alma mater. USC is an intensely accepting and caring university, which welcomes a very broad range of students. It’s about as far from anti-gay as you can possibly imagine.

USC’s slogan is GO COCKS. The school licensed their brand to a gay-owned company called “Big Cocks Fan”. It’s not a crazy conservative atmosphere. It’s a work hard, play hard, be productive school.

Oral Roberts and Columbia International are the closed-minded universities in the region.

James
May 8th, 2010 | LINK

On the contrary, I do think the U. of South Carolina deserves some heat, but for a different reason.

They had no problem keeping Rekers around as a “Distinguished Professor of Neuropsychiatry” even though he peddles crackpot theories about changing sexual orientation. He’s a fraud who is using his position at the university to legitimize widely discredited practices. That university must hold its scientists to very low ethical standards.

That’s the real issue, not whether the administration is homophobic. (I doubt they are.)

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