You Know, I'm Not Sick of This Story

Prominent anti-GLBTQ activist caught acting kinda queer

Two months ago, I posted a write-up of Anti-Gay California Republican State Senator Roy Ashburn's homo indiscretions.

Nice to see much time doesn't pass before I have the chance to write effectively the same story.

They're making it easier.

In 1983, George Alan Rekers and James Dobson formed the Family Research Council.

I don't think Dobson and the FRC need any introduction, but if so, let's just say they're about as powerful an anti-gay lobbying group as exists in these United States. Rekers has mostly stayed out of the headlines, working behind the scenes on the legislation and positions that occupy the far right anti-gay platform.

Well. Until now.

Considering recent trends of Ashburn, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard and others, why don't you try to guess where this is going?

That's right. George Alan Rekers hired a slender, built male prostitute to accompany him on a European vacation. To "tote his luggage" because of a recent surgery. But the Miami New Times is reporting that a photo was caught of Rekers pushing the bags upon their return home.

Furthermore, as the article points out, searches for Rentboy.com don't show up in Google, meaning you have to be looking for that particular site.

Ahem. Gather your friends. Form a line. And… let's dance on the grave of Rekers' credibility.

R.I.P. LOBBYING CAREER OF GEORGE ALAN REKERS

I mean, really. The more of these idiots who get caught with their pants down, the easier it is to label them as closeted, self-hating douchebags. And the more that label sticks. Sure, Rekers has done a world of awful in his tenure at the Family Research Council – promoting gay "cures," refusing to acknowledge homosexual relationships, damning us all to hell – and it's hard to laugh at the situation. I get that. But just think of Rekers having to explain his actions to Dobson and that cabal. Puh-retty damn funny.

Hey, they're the ones who wanted a Culture War. It's time they realize this culture has left them behind.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Homophobia
Dan Patrick Excoriated Over Orlando Shooting Tweet
Dan Patrick Excoriated Over Orlando Shooting Tweet
Lite Guv blames Twitter debacle on timing, not bigotry

Richard Whittaker, June 12, 2016

Sign Here for Prejudice
Sign Here for Prejudice
Efforts to repeal Plano's ban on discrimination

Blake McCoy, Jan. 9, 2015

More by Frank J. Rivera
Heroes vs. Terror
Heroes vs. Terror
Two women's bravery is more important than one man's evil

April 16, 2012

Frank's Tops & Bottoms
Frank's Tops & Bottoms
Top and Bottom 10 of 2011 and what we're hoping for 2012

Jan. 5, 2012

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Homophobia, George Alan Rekers, Miami New Times, Rentboy.com, baggage, European vacation

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle