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01:50 | 24th June 2017

News: World

Thu 6 May, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


There was nothing inappropriate with this relationship. Professor Rekers was not involved in any illegal or sexual behavior with his travel assistant.

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Ant-gay activist denies hiring male escort for Euro trip

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A prominent gay activist has been exposed to have taken a young male escort on a 10-day Europe trip with him.

According to the Miami New Times, George Alan Rekers hired a young male prostitute from Rentboy.com to accompany him on his Euro trip. Rekers, 61, father of three, is a Baptist minister and psychology professor active in anti-gay groups and helped found the Family Research Council.

The young man, who was whisked away goes under the alter ego of 'Geo', described himself as 'sensual', 'masculine' and 'up for anything'.

'I will do anything you say as long as you ask,' and listed stripping as one of his interests.

When confronted with the photo by the paper, Rekers insisted that he had hired the man to help him with his luggage after surgery and was unaware of his other escorting job, saying 'I had surgery, I can’t lift luggage,' he said. 'That’s why I hired him.'

A statement was later released on his website www.professorgeorge.com, which read:

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 assist him in his travel.

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. Professor Rekers was not involved in any illegal or sexual behavior with his travel assistant.

 

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