The delight could hardly be concealed in the coverage of Christian-right leader George Alan Rekers's 10-day European vacation with a "rent boy."
According to the Miami New Times, Rekers, a prominent antigay activist who cofounded the Family Research Council, arrived at Miami International Airport with a young male escort, and later insisted he had hired the man to help him with his baggage. "I had surgery. And I can't lift luggage," he told the New Times. A statement on his Web site read: "Dr. Rekers found his recent travel assistant by interviewing different people who might be able to help, and did not even find out about his travel assistant's Internet advertisements offering prostitution activity until after the trip was in progress. There was nothing inappropriate with this relationship." But the escort, who goes by the name Lucien, told the New Times today that Rekers is gay and paid him to provide daily body rubs, giving details on specific caresses favored by the Baptist minister…
But now what? So yet another antigay crusader turns out to be gay. But the typical reaction—delight at the exposure of hypocrisy—is always short-lived. "This happens again and again, but do we ever sit down and wonder why it happens?" asks LGBT media expert Cathy Renna. There is the obvious chatter—the person is full of self-hate, is ashamed, is overcompensating to hide his homosexuality. But the true effect of that overcompensation can be dire. "There is an insidious and horrible impact of internalized homophobia. I have no problem pinning someone like Rekers as the kind of person who is responsible for the suicides of young LGBT people, and he's hired a rent boy?"
UC Davis psychology professor Gregory Herek is a leading U.S. specialist in homophobia. "Many heterosexual people do a lot to make it clear they are not gay, such as men not touching each other, or not behaving effeminately." People who are gay, or who discover they are gay later in life, may take those actions to a deeper extreme. These days there is a sense of justice when they are revealed to the public at large, but that wasn’t always the case. "Fifty years ago something like this would have just been a sex scandal. It would have the schadenfreude aspect we have now, but simply because of that person's fame. Today it's a bit different. Gays and lesbians are viewed as a minority that has been badly treated, so when they see someone taking that fall, it greatly increases the schadenfreude."
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The Pope Is Not Gay - Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish – The Atlantic
Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes - “Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork, she will still find her way back.
Gay marriage - “Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.” Judge Vaughn Walker
California decision pulls mask off fears, prejudice
by Ron Eachus – August 10, 2010 - Statesman Journal.com
Prop 8 trial witness: Being gay not a choice - Psychologist testifies in case challenging California’s gay marriage ban – AP - January 22, 2010 – msnbc.com - and related links:
Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC - hunter of justice
Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone - law professor at the University of Chicago - Chicago Tribune
On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupid - By Lisa Bloom – CNN.com - and related links:
Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love” To Children In Early Childhood
Gay marriage - Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love,
being one with another human being - Attachment Theory - LOVE & RELIGION
Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic - Misinterpretations of The Bible
Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI? ->Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
Gramick: Equality is a Catholic value - by David Taffet – Dallas Voice
The Quality Of Lasting Homosexual Relationships - Deserve Respect
Roman Catholic -->Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Vienna
"No sensible person can imagine that the sexes differ in matters of love as they do in matters of clothing. The intelligent lover of beauty will be attracted to beauty in whichever gender he finds it." Plutarch
RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE?
It's Not About Homosexuality: Blaming the Wrong People for the Sexual Abuse Crisis
by Rev. James Martin, S.J. - The Huffington Post
Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation, Dr. Gregory Herek
University of California at Davis & Yale University & City University of New York
Victims slam 'blame-shifting' Vatican - AFP - The Sydney Morning Herald – smh.com.au
Gay priests are not paedophiles - by Austen Ivereigh – guardian.co.uk
Professor's view: Witch hunt for gay priests off base when target should be child abusers
By: Iver Bogen, University of Minnesota Duluth - Duluth News Tribune
New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem
by David Gibson - Politics Daily - November 18, 2009
Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality - April 8, 2009 – Times Online
France Condemns Vatican for Blaming Abuse on Gay Priests - Voice of America
Myth: Gay priests are to blame - by David Gibson - delawareonline.com - The News Journal
“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.”
…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids Are Being Hurt !!!