Clear thinker, Sex advice columnist and all-around positive influence Dan Savage hit the nail on the head today and shined a light on an important subplot in this ordeal, overlooked by those too transfixed by the salacious and damning info about Rekers. In a post entitled “Let’s Not Chew This One Up and Spit Him Out,” Savage implores that we “demand that one of the big gay orgs–HRC, Lambda Legal, NCLR–steps up and provides [“rentboy”] Jo-Vanni Roman (Lucien) with the lawyer and the advisors he needs.”
Let’s not treat this kid, who is just 20, like he’s done something wrong, or like he’s an embarrassment to the gay rights movement because–gasp–he was doing sex work, as has been reported, to pay his college tuition. This kind of hypocrisy–Haggard’s kind, Craig’s kind, Rekers’ kind–needs to be exposed. And it’s likelier to be exposed if the people who bring it to light aren’t treated like pariahs and are instead offered real and tangible support.
I am SO with Dan on this one. (Actually I’d like to be ON Dan but he is married after all)
Remember Mike Jones? The escort who came forward to spill the beans on his liason’s with Ted Haggard? Some in the communitywere not exactly kind to Jones and concentrated on his profession instead of the bravery and aacyual great deed that he did by coming forward and exposing Haggard.
Let’s not let that happen again.
Today on a very special episode of Dr. George Allan Rekers……….
* Dr. George Allan Rekers, in a letter written to the Miami Herald’s LGBT issues blogger, Steve Rothaus, is threatening a lawsuit against the Miami New Times for calling him a homo!
If today’s news story in the Miami New Times is accurate, I have been advised to retain the services of a defamation attorney in this matter, because the fact is that I am not gay and never have been. Blah….blah… blah
Rekers goes on to recount the phone call, using the expression “life my luggage” six times. *CHORTLE*. Me think the bitch doth protest too much..
* Jo-Vanni Roman (Luicen) finally speaks out on Rekers. Jo-Vanni confirmes the “anus long-stroking” technique reported by the Miami New Times. Saying that that Rekers’ cock was “rock hard” during the massages. (Ewwwww) “He was definitely totally gay for me.”
* A second male escort, who goes by the name Chaz, is now claiming he was hired by Rekers for sex:
Rekers wanted a full body massage, and he wanted light, sexual contact. He referred to himself as being “very vanilla”, which I later learned means, no oral or anal. As an escort, I remembered clients like this the most because they are easy money. I fulfilled his request, and by the time I was finished, there wasn’t a single part of his body that my hands had not touched.
* The Miami New Times listened in on a speakerphone call between George Alan Rekers and Jo-vanni (Lucien) Roman who accompanied him on his vacation: “During that talk — which took place at about 1 a.m. Thursday in a Fort Lauderdale home — Rekers told Lucien several times not to talk to the press. He also never challenged two statements by Lucien: 1) that the minister had found the 20-year-old escort on an internet site, and 2) that they ‘did the whole massage thing,’ referring to Lucien’s contention that he gave Rekers nude massages during their two-week trip to Europe.” Rekers assured that if the escort just remained silent, the whole story would soon die down. He began muttering darkly about “activists with an axe to grind” and “nothing better to do.” (FUCK YOU BITCH!) “Sometimes I feel like I should just tell [the press] what happened on the trip.” Jo-Vanni sais “No,” said Rekers quickly, “Please don’t do that. Please don’t let them pressure you into it.”
I tell you this story is the gift that keeps on giving!
* YouTubers sound off on Rekers!
Not to be outdone by Jay Leno, Stephen Colbert jumped on the George Alan Rekers Rentboy.com Express last night
And with George Alan Rekers still trying to explain away his apparent homosexuality, and the Family Research Council distancing itself from one of its founders, there’s plenty of material.
Here’s the FRC backtracking
In the past 24 hours FRC has received calls regarding Dr. George Rekers and his connection with the Family Research Council. After reviewing the historical records we did verify that Dr. Rekers was a member of the original Family Research Council board prior to its merger with Focus on the Family in 1987. 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 when any Christian leader engages in the very activities that they ‘preach’ against, 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.
Even Jo-vanni Roman, the Puerto Rican fellow living in Miami, and better known as the rentboy “Lucien,” doesn’t want to participate in this creep’s public nightmare:
I don’t think people realize how serious this has gotten, and I would have talked about this had my privacy been respected. There’s absolutely nothing else I can say
Dude, seriously. Privacy? You rent your ass by the hour on the internet.
This comes from George Alan Rekers in a statement on his own site, contradicting his own earlier statements about why he’s traveling with a rentboy named “Lucien”
“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. His family, local friends, and even another university professor colleague have offered to accompany him on trips to lift luggage. Professor Rekers was not involved in any illegal or sexual behavior with his travel assistant.”
I hope Rekers isn’t lifting the luggage there, because according to him that’s why he brought along the rent boy. But in this picture it sure looks like the kid is saying, “You carry your own luggage, AND mine, slave.”
As we picked up on it yesterday, the Miami New Times has a really fucking annoying article out today in which they report on how right wing whack job George Rekers (an anti-gay activist and, of course, a Baptist minister) hired a hooker from Rentboy to accompany him on a recent holiday in Europe. New Times refused to ID “Lucien” the escort, and instead only gives subtle hints about his appearance and location. Well that’s aight, New Times, because Unzipped worked it out!
Using the search parameters that the New Times hinted at in its article this is the “pro-boy” that Rekers took to Europe. He’s “blond,” “slender,” and has the same verbiage in his profile that the paper quotes (“will do anything as long you ask first”). None of the other 75 escorts in Miami matched up like he did. He also has an 8-inch uncut cock, but so does every escort in Miami.
The biggest tell, however, came from the breadcrumb that the New Times left: that “Lucien” was the same age as Rekers’ 20-year-old son. (Ewwwwww)
So Ladies, Gentelmen and everything in between, MEET Rentboy -Boynextdoor/Geo! (Whose profile at Rentboy.com has since been deleted.)
So Rekers, how much DOES it cost for ten days with a barely legal, hairless, blond, hung, uncut, bisexual Puerto Rican twink who is happy to spank you and shove it up your gelatinous vile bigoted ass?