Thursday, May 13, 2010

Out and about in Europe...

Preaching the Gospel on a massage table.
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Last week Craig Ferguson made a joke about political and religious leaders who are anti-gay yet claim they are not gay - despite the fact they do things like hang-out in men's room stalls or hire gay escorts to accompany them on European trips.  He said maybe these guys should just get together and find a new strategy to convince people how evil homosexuals are.  Ferguson was referring to the news George Rekers hired a baggage handler from Rentboy.com "where visitors can choose from hundreds of male escorts in suggestive and revealing poses."  Who is George Rekers?  From CNN: 
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"The anti-gay rights activist who recently toured Europe with a male escort has resigned from a group that promotes counseling for people who "struggle with unwanted homosexuality," though the man insists that he is not gay.
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George Rekers resigned from the board of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, the group's website said Tuesday.
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George Rekers resigned from the board of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, the group's website said Tuesday.
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He received about $120,000 to appear as an expert witness in a 2008 case challenging Florida's ban on gays and lesbians adopting.

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Rekers has written that gays are a "deviant segment of society." - Story here.
Evidently Rekers would know.  Although Rekers claims he was attempting to evangelize his companion while insisting there was no sex - he did receive a nude therapeutic massage daily, which included "a move" called the long stroke - but no sex.  Rekers defended himself in an interview saying:

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"My hero is Jesus Christ who loves even the culturally despised people, including sexual sinners and prostitutes," he said. "Like Jesus Christ, I deliberately spend time with sinners with the loving goal to try to help them." Rekers is a board member of the gay-cure organization, after all. "If you talk with my travel assistant that the story called “Lucien,” you will find I spent a great deal of time sharing scientific information on the desirability of abandoning homosexual intercourse, and I shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with him in great detail." - Source


No doubt this is a major set back for advocates of NARTH as well as support groups like Courage Apostolate.  However this is what scandal does.  This is what fuels gay activists and gay politics. 
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Art: Bar Italia - Paul Cadmus 
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Link:
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5 comments:

  1. Repression at work. It's one thing to consciously choose celibacy, and quite another to deny the innate.

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  2. Life is just one big tilt-a-whirl isn't it.

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  3. It is. I'd like to retire. We could split a villa in PR.

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  4. What you resist you become.

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  5. In one of St. Peter's epistles he says "resist the Devil" - if we do, does that mean we will become devils?

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