Friday, June 15, 2012
#335: George Alan Rekers
George Rekers is an instance of Haggard’s law. In 2010 this former Southern Baptist minister was caught at the Miami International Airport with a young man hired “to carry his bags” from Rentboys.com (turns out there were other incidents as well). Nothing wrong with that, of course, except that Rekers was an associate of James Dobson and associated with the Family Research Council. Rekers has in fact written several books about the dangers, evil and sinfulness of homosexuality, like this one. (Maybe he was just doing research?) Notice that he is included in the Encyclopedia because of that. Hypocrisy is not enough (though Rekers, a staunch opposer of gay adoption, has himself an adopted son).
Diagnosis: Hilarity concerning the situation should not let us overlook the fact that Rekers is an appallingly repugnant human being.