George Rekers

Say you’ve had surgery that renders you unable to carry luggage and you’re about to go on a European vacation. What’s a person to do?

Well, if you’re Family Research Council co-founder and ex-gay therapy champion George Rekers, you look no further than for a “travel assistant.”

And then you get caught at the airport with this hot young stud while pushing your own luggage cart.


That’s right, yet another anti-gay so-called Christian has been caught gay-handed.

Rekers doesn’t seem to think so, however. He’s sticking very hard to his “travel assistant” story. According to a statement on his website, “Following medical advice [Rekers] requires an assistant to lift his luggage in his travels because of an ongoing condition following surgery. His family, local friends and even another university professor colleague have offered to accompany him on trips to assist him in his travel.”

Wow. It looks like he had a lot of people he could have asked to accompany him on his trip. And yet he still went with the prostitute from RentBoy. Maybe his family, friends and that mysterious other university professor don’t give good enough hand jobs.

“Rekers found his recent travel assistant by interviewing different people who might be able to help, and did not even find out about his travel assistant’s Internet advertisements offering prostitution activity until after the trip was in progress,” his website’s message continues.

I reckon “interviewing different people” means “I looked at lots of hot naked dudes on RentBoy before deciding on the one I now refer to as my ‘travel assistant.’ It’s kind of hard to believe that Rekers found out about the RentBoy profile while the two were in Europe together, unless of course his so-called assistant said, “Oh, by the way, want to see pictures of my penis online?”

Rekers claims that there “was nothing inappropriate with this relationship” and that he “was not involved in any illegal or sexual behavior with his travel assistant.” He even went as far as comparing himself to Jesus and John the Baptist, saying he was just ministering to his sinner of a travel assistant and trying to save his soul.

Needless to say, it’s all kind of hard to swallow. Rekers can claim all he wants that he isn’t gay, has never been gay and just wants to save the real gays from their evil gay selves, but he is definitely one confused and hypocritical little man.

Rekers has made a career of demonizing LGBT folks and doing everything he can to make this country less safe for anyone who isn’t heterosexual. For example, Rekers was paid real taxpayer dollars to testify for the state in favor of Florida’s antigay adoption ban.

It’s really not a surprise that so many folks who are rabidly antigay have turned out to be closeted and suffering even as they fight to keep discrimination against LGBT people written in this country’s laws. It’s as if they’re thinking, “Gosh, this had better stay illegal, otherwise I’m going to do it all day long.”

You know what, Rekers? You don’t end up at by accident, and you sure as hell don’t hire a guy whose credentials include a “large” and “uncut” cock as a “travel assistant.” I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think foreskin is usually involved in carrying a suitcase.

D’Anne Witkowski has been gay for pay since 2003. She’s a freelance writer and poet (believe it!). When she’s not taking on the creeps of the world, she reviews rock ’n’ roll shows in Detroit with her twin sister.