How many incidents before we can call it not just a trend but a fact? I'd say we're there. I think we can now declare with certainty that the louder a religious right-winger rails against gay rights, the more likely it is he's a screwed-up guy with major issues about his own sexuality. A liar. A hypocrite. A sad, pathetic person who'd be deserving of sympathy if he hadn't made a career out of denying the most fundamental of rights to other people. Here we go again. Along the way, I learned a new term (and acquired a fun euphemism):
The pictures on the Rentboy.com profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin. The profile touts his "smooth, sweet, tight ass..."
[...] On April 13, the "rent boy" (whom we'll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart.I'd find it funny, were it not so sad. How much damage is inflicted by religion-based rejection of a basic fact of life. How disastrous is the need for a person to hide who he is, when it's a condition of birth over which he has no control and which has been part of the human family since history has been recorded.
That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera.