Friday, May 07, 2010

More implications for gay homophobe story (by Suzie)

Perhaps you've already heard the news: Christian conservative George Rekers, who has testified for laws against gay adoption in Florida and Arkansas, took a young gay man who advertises on on an all-expense-paid European trip last month. The Miami New Times broke the story, which concludes:
Well, it's a good thing Rekers isn't gay himself. Lucien [from Rent.boy] tells us that Rekers frequently takes in foster children and that four years ago he adopted a 16-year-old boy. We found the boy, who is now Lucien's age, on Facebook. He declined to be interviewed.
Lucien has now spoken publicly about the Rev. Rekers being gay. I guess he knows more about gay adoption than I thought.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican who hired Rekers as an expert witness, holds the lead in our gubernatorial race, followed closely by Democrat Alex Sink, Florida's chief financial officer. She's a progressive with years of business experience. Emily's List lists her under "candidates we love." If she wins in Florida, not only will I do the dance of joy, but others speculate she could run for the presidency some day.

I got the news tip from Equality Florida, which is asking McCollum to apologize for wasting taxpayer's money on Rekers. Click here to sign on.

ETA clarification: Lucien is young, but not underage. I have seen no evidence that Rekers molested his adopted son or the children he fostered. To assume that he did is to buy into his own argument: that gay people are unfit to adopt.