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Anti-Gay Prop 8 Witness Confesses: I Lied About Using Dr. George Rekers’ Research

On May 25th, Prop 8 witness David Blankenhorn wrote to the New York Times complaining that columnist Frank Rich had wrongly associated him with Dr. George “Anal Longstroke” Rekers. My expert report to the court — which was written entirely by me, includes a list of scholarly sources and is available for anyone to read — includes no mention of …

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Ted Haggard: I’m A Different Man

Ted Haggard says he’s a different and better man since he was outed as a rentboy patron. He says that gays will be welcome in his new church, and that while he still opposes same-sex marriage, he now feels that gays should have “every civil right.”

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Florida AG Bill McCollum Hired Dr. George Rekers Against The Advice Of Own Staff

Florida’s newspapers are keeping the pressure on state Attorney General Bill McCollum. Today the Sarasota Herald-Tribune revealed that McCollum hired Dr. George Rekers even though his own staff warned him strongly against it. Which proves, again, that McCollum is a liar, as he’s previously he claimed that he only hired Rekers because his staff told him to. E-mails released Thursday …

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Ted Haggard Launches New “Inclusive” Church (But No Gay Weddings, Evah!)

Yesterday disgraced evangelist and rentboy patron Ted Haggard issued a press release teasing that he would make a “groundbreaking statement” today. Yeah, not all that groundbreaking. During his press conference at his Colorado Springs home, surrounded by his family, Haggard said his new church’s theme would be to “help other people go through the difficult times in their lives.” Everyone …

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Fake Pediatricians Group Dumps Rekers

You’ve really got to be a scumbag when other scumbags won’t be seen with you. After being disavowed by the Family Research Council (which he co-founded) and by NARTH, for whom he wrote extensively and sat on their board of directors, Dr. George Rekers has now been dumped by that fake pediatricians group fronted by NARTH members. Wayne Besen reports …

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Too Ashamed To Mention His NARTH Pal, Porno Pete Attacks Ellen DeGeneres

We’re into our third week of radio silence about Dr. George Rekers from Porno Pete LaBarbera, despite Petey’s voluminous history of citing the “scientific” work of NARTH. Wassamatta, Petey? Rentboy got yer tongue? Or something else? Instead of manning up to the scandal enveloping his colleagues in the hate industry, today Porno Pete attacks Ellen DeGeneres because she had a …

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Interesting….

A reader posted this link in the comments of the post below this one, should you want to listen in at 9pm EDT. UPDATE: Listened to the “call” for ten minutes. Nothing but interminable terrible music before “Rentboy2” mumbled something about having met Rekers, then clicked off. Just some idiot, apparently. My apologies for posting about it.

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Will Rekers Scandal Affect Prop 8?

Following up on the New York Times story about the legal implications of the Dr. George Rekers scandal, Amanda Terkel at Think Progress has found four instances of Rekers’ ties to the Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger trial to overturn Proposition 8. I don’t usually excerpt another blogger’s work so extensively, but this is a must-read. 1. Blankenhorn was the defendants’ star …

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Quote Of The Day – Alex Sink

“When Attorney General McCollum was asked why he would hire a man like this — who previous courts had said that his testimony was no legitimacy — his response was, ‘Well it wasn’t me who hired him. It was the Department of Children and Families, they hired the expert witnesses.’ Well, surprise, surprise, about two weeks later the Department of …

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Florida Dems Invoice Attorney General Bill McCollum For Rekers Testimony

The Florida Democratic Party continues their “Give the money back, Bill!” campaign. Via press release: Today, the Florida Democratic Party sent an invoice to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on behalf of Florida taxpayers, requesting that he pay back the over $2.4 million that he has spent for his own personal gain and partisan agenda. The invoice bills McCollum’s campaign …

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Rentboy Patron George Rekers Used To Advocate Spanking The Gay Away

Rentboy lover Dr. George Rekers used tell the parents of effeminate boys that they could spank the gay out of their kids. Via Miami New Times, here’s how one boy was treated: In 1974, Rekers, a leading thinker in the so-called ex-gay movement, was presented with a 4-year-old “effeminate boy” named Kraig, whose parents had enrolled him in the program. …

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Quote Of The Day – Frank Rich

“Thanks to Rekers’s clownish public exposure, we now know that his professional judgments are windows into his cracked psyche, not gay people’s. But there is nothing funny about the destruction his writings and public activities have sown. His fringe views have not remained on the fringe. His excursions into public policy have had real and damaging consequences on a large …

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Quote Of The Day – Leonard Pitts

“Put yourself in the shoes of the teenager, bewildered and frightened by these feelings he or she is not ‘supposed’ to have, feelings of sexual attraction to people of the same gender. You try to deny them, try to ignore them, try to suppress them, but they will not go away. You are all alone, isolated behind a secret that …

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REVEALED: The Hypocrisy Of Bill McCollum On Florida’s Gay Adoption Ban

Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell today reveals Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s hypocrisy when it comes to gay adoption. McCollum tried to take my fellow columnist, Mike Thomas, for a ride on this one. After Mike asked McCollum whether he personally supported the ban on gay adoption, McCollum batted his eyes and said he had a gay staffer who had …

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New Times Releases Rekers Audio

Click over to the New Times to listen to their first phone call to Dr. George Rekers. World, meet George Alan Rekers. You’re catching him at an awkward moment. This conversation was recorded the day after Rekers returned from Europe with his male escort, Jo-vanni, and he was in no mood to chat with the press — least of all …

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St. Petersburg Times Blasts McCollum Over George Rekers Scandal

Anther major Florida newspaper is blasting Attorney General Bill McCollum over the payment of $120,000 to Dr. George Rekers as the scandal now threatens to derail McCollum’s bid for governor. From a St. Petersburg Times editorial titled Sleazy Deal Snares McCollum (my bolding): If the attorney general’s office had done its due diligence, it would have discovered that an Arkansas …

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Quote Of The Day – Ted Haggard

“I know exactly what it feels like to have both sides hating you bitterly. Some Christians will throw him away. Some gays will crusade against him. If there is any truth to the accusations, this may be his opportunity to find a safe environment where he can process the embarrassing, internal battle that conflicts with his Christian ideals. He may …

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Orlando Sentinel Calls On Bill McCollum To Drop Gay Adoption Appeal

In a blistering editorial attacking Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum over the Rekers scandal, the Orlando Sentinel has called on McCollum to drop his appeal of the decision to allow gay adoptions as “atonement” for hiring Rekers. The judge in the Florida case, Cindy Lederman, wound up declaring the state’s gay adoption ban unconstitutional. In her ruling, Ms. Lederman wrote …

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Liberty Counsel: We’ll Back Rekers

The anti-gay Liberty Counsel announced yesterday that they would provide legal support to Dr. George Rekers should he follow through on his vow to sue the Miami New Times and its reporters for claiming that Rekers patronized a rentboy. “I think [Mr. Rekers] would have a great case to file a defamation action,” said Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman …

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George Rekers: I Am Getting Spiritual Counseling For My Weaknesses

Even though he’s still saying the he will sue all the involved parties for saying he is a homosexual, Dr. George Rekers told Christianity Today via email today that he is getting counseling to overcome the “weaknesses” that made him hire Jo-Vanni Roman. “I confessed to the Lord and to my family that I was unwise and wrong to hire …

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