The Week: Most Recent Religion:George Rekers Scandalhttp://theweek.com/supertopic/topic/133/george-rekers-scandalMost recent posts.en-usMon, 10 May 2010 11:14:00 -0400http://theweek.comhttp://theweek.com/images/logo_theweek.pngMost Recent Religion:George Rekers Scandal from THE WEEKMon, 10 May 2010 11:14:00 -0400Why 'anti-gay' Christians keep getting outedhttp://theweek.com/article/index/202798/why-anti-gay-christians-keep-getting-outedhttp://theweek.com/article/index/202798/why-anti-gay-christians-keep-getting-outed<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0044/22029_article_main/w/240/h/300/george-rekers-a-prominent-anti-homosexuality-advocate-wrote-this-book-in-january-1982.jpg?209" /></P><p>The gay prostitution scandal surrounding George Rekers &mdash; a prominent Christian proponent of gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" &mdash; keeps growing: His European vacation "rent boy" Jo-Vanni Roman (aka "Lucien") told CNN that Reker had paid him for daily nude "sexual" massages, and a second purported Rekers-hired male escort has come forward. Given Rekers' vigorous anti-gay activism, he's emerging as "the latest in a long line of disgraced culture warriors," says Michelle Goldberg in <em>The Daily Beast: </em>Ted Haggard; Larry Craig; now Rekers. When will the Christian right acknowledge this pattern...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/202798/why-anti-gay-christians-keep-getting-outed">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 10 May 2010 11:14:00 -0400Rekers rentboy scandal: The fallout continueshttp://theweek.com/article/index/202689/rekers-rentboy-scandal-the-fallout-continueshttp://theweek.com/article/index/202689/rekers-rentboy-scandal-the-fallout-continues</P><p>The media is abuzz about George Rekers, the Christian leader and anti-gay activist who's claiming he took a male escort on a 10-day vacation as a combination luggage assistant and research subject ("I deliberately spend time with sinners with the loving goal to try to help them," said the Baptist minister via Facebook). Rekers is the same man, notes Dan Savage in the Portland, Ore., Mercury, who was paid $87,000 to testify against gay adoption in Florida. He clearly "believes that gay people shouldn't be allowed to adopt boys. Only rent them."</p><p>Today, a group called Californians Against Hate ...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/202689/rekers-rentboy-scandal-the-fallout-continues">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 06 May 2010 16:21:00 -0400The latest Tweets about the 'George Rekers scandal'http://theweek.com/article/index/202784/the-latest-tweets-about-the-george-rekers-scandalhttp://theweek.com/article/index/202784/the-latest-tweets-about-the-george-rekers-scandal</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/202784/the-latest-tweets-about-the-george-rekers-scandal">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 07 May 2010 12:37:00 -0400George Rekers' denialhttp://theweek.com/article/index/202783/george-rekers-denialhttp://theweek.com/article/index/202783/george-rekers-denial<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0044/22099_article_main/w/240/h/300/george-rekers-fires-back.jpg?209" /></P><p><em>The following was posted on George Rekers' website ProfessorGeorge.com on May 5:</em></p><p>"A recent article in an alternative newspaper cleverly gave false impressions of inappropriate behavior because of its misleading innuendo, incorrectly implying that Professor George Rekers used the Rentboy website to hire a prostitute to accompany him on a recent trip. Contrary to Internet stories based on this slanderous article, following medical advice Professor George Rekers requires an assistant to lift his luggage in his travels because of an ongoing condition following surgery. His family, local friends, and...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/202783/george-rekers-denial">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 06 May 2010 11:22:00 -0400George Rekers' 'rent boy' escort scandalhttp://theweek.com/article/index/202604/george-rekers-rent-boy-escort-scandalhttp://theweek.com/article/index/202604/george-rekers-rent-boy-escort-scandal<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0044/22121_article_main/w/240/h/300/george-rekers.jpg?209" /></P><p>Gay-rights advocates are celebrating the news that George Rekers &mdash; co-founder of the conservative Christian group Family Research Council and a key player in the movement to "cure" homosexuality &mdash; was caught renting a young male prostitute for a 10-day European vacation. Rekers, 61, says he hired escort "Lucien" from Rentboy.com to help him "lift luggage" while he recovers from surgery, reports the <em>Miami New Times</em>. Bloggers aren't buying it, but could there be a nonsexual reason for Rekers to hire a gay escort? (Watch an MSNBC report about George Rekers' scandal)</p><p><strong>Rekers' excuse stinks...</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/202604/george-rekers-rent-boy-escort-scandal">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 05 May 2010 12:52:00 -0400