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NARTH and Rekers part ways

Timothy Kincaid

May 11th, 2010

From the NARTH website:

“I am immediately resigning my membership in NARTH to allow myself the time necessary to fight the false media reports that have been made against me. With the assistance of a defamation attorney, I will fight these false reports because I have not engaged in any homosexual behavior whatsoever. I am not gay and never have been.” –George A. Rekers, Ph.D.

NARTH has accepted Dr. Rekers’ resignation and would hope that the legal process will sufficiently clarify the questions that have arisen in this unfortunate situation. We express our sincere sympathy to all individuals, regardless of their perspective, who have been injured by these events. We also wish to reiterate our traditional position that these personal controversies do not change the scientific data, nor do they detract from the important work of NARTH. NARTH continues to support scientific research, and to value client autonomy, client self-determination and client diversity.

Poor Dr. Rekers. He’s still convinced that going onto a website dedicated to connecting gay prostitutes with those wishing to procure their services, selecting a young man of 20, hiring him to give erotic massage, and then taking him on a 10 day trip in Europe during which he received daily erotic massages is somehow consistent with the claim that he has not “engaged in any homosexual behavior whatsoever.”

Delusion is a sad thing.

UPDATE: Prior to Rekers’ resignation, NARTH may have been involved with trying to control the story. (Miami New Times)

Lucien asked Rekers repeatedly if anyone else had been involved in the questionnaire. “Yeah, one of the guys who’s on the board of a professional organization with me,” Rekers said.

As Lucien kept digging for details, Rekers finally admitted that the “professional organization” was NARTH.

NARTH’s Pruden denies the claim.
Cuz, ya know, any advice given by NARTH members to Rekers wasn’t on the behalf of NARTH itself, you know.

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Lindoro Almaviva
May 11th, 2010 | LINK

This is getting better and better. And my voice teacher used to tell me that real life would never manage to reach the epic stupidity of soome operas. Boy I hope he is reading this now…

Cole
May 11th, 2010 | LINK

This story isn’t over. George Rekers must acknowledge he is a gay man and proud of it. George Rekers needs to stop carrying water for heterosexuals and their heterosexual supremacist agenda.

Burr
May 11th, 2010 | LINK

Hmm.. couldn’t putting words in Lucien’s mouth with that fake questionnaire be libelous?

anteros
May 11th, 2010 | LINK

Lindoro Almaviva: lol!

Regan DuCasse
May 11th, 2010 | LINK

“False media reports”?

That’s good for chukking Cheerios.

Maurice Lacunza
May 12th, 2010 | LINK

I am not gay and never have been (gay).” –George A. Rekers, Ph.D.

NotGay.. the anti-cream to …BenGay.

Brought to you By the fine people at Rekers GayNotUs. “When you need a cream that looks gay, smells gay, but isn’t gay!”

Finally, NOW YOU CAN HAVE CAKE AND CALL IT PIE!

It’s a long stroke, but this ad idea might take off.

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