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. ... Professor Rekers was not involved in any illegal or sexual behavior with his travel assistant."It's funny because Rentboy.com has images of men having sex and men masturbating and lines like "get rubbed the right way." There is no way this is where you would get a baggage handler unless what your really need is a package handler. It's also funny because Dr. George is such a homophobe. And because Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council immediately threw him over the cliff by saying:
Reports have been circulating regarding Dr. Rekers relationship with a male prostitute. FRC has had no contact with Dr. Rekers or knowledge of his activities in over a decade so FRC can provide no further insight into these allegations... While we are extremely disappointed... it is not surprising. The Scriptures clearly teach the fallen nature of all people. We each have a choice to act upon that nature or accept the forgiveness offered by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and do our best to ensure our actions, both public and private match our professed positions."But it's so NOT funny because this feeds the stereotype that all homophobes are actually closet cases. This actually happened recently at a local college when homophobic incidents were attributed to someone who is probably actually gay. But let's set the record straight (that was funny because it was a pun). The vast majority of homophobes are straight people. But they are never outed for being straight. Just like most racists are not passing as whites but secretly of color and most anti-Semites are not actually Jewish. When a famous homophobe gets outed for being a big fag, a lot of straight people will say, "See, homophobes are always closet cases." And then heave a huge sigh of relief that they themselves are straight and therefore not homophobic. And as funny as it is that Dr. George is a big fag, blaming homophobia on queers is just not funny.