This time the gay male associate, "Lucien" whose real name is being hidden as his family doesn't or didn't know he is gay, is being called a "travel assistant" hired after Rekers' saw nude photos of him on the Rentboy.com website, where apparently he appeared sufficiently able to handle Rekers bags. By the way, Rentboy isn't a travel assistant website, it's a place for men to hire men for sex, and there's nothing modest about it. I suggest a visit to the "must be 18 or older to enter" website for an idea of exactly what Mr. Rekers found impressive.
After no one bought that line, Rekers then claimed he'd hired the male prostitute to teach him about Jesus Christ. It's certainly possible that the words "Jesus Christ" were uttered, but I'm not sure who converted whom in this one.
However, I believe it is important to 'out' hypocrites. I am, first of all, against crusaders who make stopping queers their life's work in any case, because I believe they are wrong. When they're complete hypocrites about it they must be called to task. Shakespeare had it right "The [gentleman] doth protest too much, methinks!" I believe such people have given up their right to privacy by their antagonistic behavior towards an innocent group of people. Their blatant hypocrisy needs to be exposed, and the issue of pro and anti gay rights needs to be discussed. This sort of thing is truly evidence that sexuality is not a choice, it is how one is born. I am willing to bet that Rekers was consumed with guilt and fear as he was unable to resist fulfiling his natural desires. What a tragedy that THAT is how it was expressed, that he felt forced to hide what was so compelling in his life that he risked, and now has lost, everything. Why does society, why do WE, do this to people?
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Rekers portrait: RawStory.com
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