Just when you thought we could once again focus our clergy scandals on Catholic pedophiles, the Baptists horn in with yet another “I Hate Homosexuals! I hate them, I hate them, I hate them, I am one” scandals. This time it’s Reverend George Alan Rekers, a major player in anti-homosexual politics of the Christian Right, who Miami New Times reveals to be a major player with homosexuals themselves.
Caught with a male prostitute from Rentboy.com, Rev. Rekers, co-founder with James Dobson of the Family Research Council, claimed that he had just had surgery and had hired the man-toy to carry his luggage. Is that a euphemism for balls? Maybe, but I want to take Rev. Rekers at his word.
To get my facts straight, I dialed randomly and spoke to a man who had no idea what I was talking about. According to him, Rev. Rekers might have mistaken the “t” in Rentboy.com for a cross, so maybe he thought he was hiring a Christian luggage carrier like that guy Simon whom the Romans tapped to carry the cross of Jesus when Jesus himself was too beat to do so.
So I called a few male prostitutes to see of they would be willing to, you know, carry my luggage. No, I didn’t use Rentboy.com, that would be a violation of my integrity. Or is that an abomination of my integrity? Anyway, I had a few cards in my desk draw that turned out to be from gay prostitutes. I have no idea how they got in there, especially as I am totally opposed to all things homosexual so I certainly wouldn’t have taken any card from any gay prostitute or if somehow a gay prostitute’s card ended up in my hand I certainly would not have put it in my draws or if somehow a gay prostitute got into my draws I would have a better excuse than some surgery related luggage problem. If I were Rev. Rekers I would have said I was doing family research for the Family Research Council. It’s what we do.
Anyway, I don’t care whom Rev. Rekers has sex with, and I imagine you don’t either. Which is the point: unless there is rape, exploitation, or abuse we shouldn’t care who sleeps with whom. Two consenting adults or one consenting adult and a consenting—did you hear me, I said consenting—animal can do whatever they want. But when you are a holier-than-thou Christian fundamentalist who makes the hatred and oppression of homosexuals the centerpiece of your religion and politics, and when you turn out to be gay yourself, you should be fed to the lions.
Religion in this country would be a whole lot better off if no one with a penis were allowed to get involved with it.