George Alan Rekers helped James Dobson found the Family Research Council in 1983. He’s an uber-conservative Baptist minister in Miami. He’s a raging anti-gay activist. And he just returned from a sun-filled 10-day trip to Bermuda with his rentboy.
Get your Pulitzer ballots ready, because the Miami New Times‘ stalking of Rekers from the airport deserves an award.
On April 13, the “rent boy” (whom we’ll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart. That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy’s client and, as it happens, one of America’s most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera.
Rekers, in an interesting move, is answering a reporter’s phone calls. He says he hired the rentboy, who the Times dubbed “Lucien,” to help with his luggage, because he just had surgery and cannot lift his bags; he did manage to push his luggage cart. But he didn’t deny he met Lucien on Rentboy.com, where his profile describes his “smooth, sweet, tight ass” and “perfectly built 8 inch cock (uncut)” and notes he is “wild” and “up for anything.” Lucien, however, did confirm that’s how they met.
The embroiling of Rekers in this paid gay sex scandal cannot be overstated. As the Times notes, in addition to founding FOTF, he has served “advisory roles with Congress, the White House, and the Department of Health and Human Services and testifying as a state’s witness in favor of Florida’s gay adoption ban,” “is a board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality,” and “lectures worldwide, from Europe to the Middle East, on teen sexuality.”
The utter hypocrisy is astounding. And for all Rekers has to say about why gays shouldn’t be allowed to adopt children, this man — who pays traveling prostitutes for sex — adopted a 16-year-old boy four years ago. He is now Lucien’s age.
UPDATE: And here’s “Lucien,” all 5’9, 130 pounds of him.