Rethink that lawsuit, Dr. Rekers

Timothy Kincaid

May 7th, 2010

Yesterday Dr. George Rekers threatened to sue the Miami New Times for publishing claims that he had gone on RentBoy.com and hired a gay prostitute for sexual gratification. Unfortunately for Dr. Rekers, the paper wasn’t simply relying on hearsay from Lucien; they were in the room when Rekers was talking on speakerphone to him.

Lucien was offended, too, by what he had learned from friends and press reports of Rekers’ three decades of anti-gay activism, a record the Baptist minister tried to downplay.

“I just stay in the background,” said Rekers, a co-founder with James Dobson of the Family Research Council, a vehemently anti-gay lobbying group. Of gay people, he said: “I’ve never picked a fight with them.”

“What was going through your mind when you went on that website?” demanded Lucien, referring to rentboy.com, the gay escort site where he had posted his profile.

Rekers paused for several seconds, considering. “Well, I’d be happy to sit down and talk to you more about that.” He paused again. “We have to deal with the situation that we have, and make sure it doesn’t get worse.”

It can’t be easy being Lucien at the moment. My thoughts and best wishes are with him at this very stressful time.

As for Dr. Rekers, well at this point it probably won’t get worse. But it will never go back to what it was. The long long journey of denial and double life and hidden motivations and secret yearnings is over.

There’s no more room to deny or to claim innocence.

He had a long run. For decades he was the accomplished professor with impressive credentials who was an “expert” on sexuality. For over a quarter of a century Dr. Rekers could make claims about gay people that, while untrue, were considered to be scholarly.

That’s over now.

Tom

May 7th, 2010

Maybe he should read he history of Oscar Wilde before he goes down that road.

MJC

May 7th, 2010

Over!

Maxwell

May 7th, 2010

Gosh it was only a month ago that Kyra Phillips of CNN was using the “expert” Paul Cameron to explain the evil of homosexuality.

Even though Cameron has been discredited for years as to his expertise and his “studies” about homosexuality have been debunked by medical associations and societies.

Yet CNN, the Most Trusted Name In News is using him as their expert to include on their news broadcasts. CNN presenting him as a credible, certified, and to-be-believed expert, no questions asked.

No it is not over for Dr. Rekkers. He will continue to still have a career as a gay basher to assist Kyra Phillips and CNN in their need to gay bash.

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