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Reverend George Rekers: Gay Therapy And The Miami New Times Journalists

by | 12th, May 2010

REVEREND. George Rekers & the Rent Boys: NARTH, Brandon K. Thorp, Penn Bullock, and more anti-gay groups.

The Reverend who helped found NARTH, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, has apparently resigned from the organization he helped form, in the wake of his scandalous European vacation with a rent boy known as “Lucien”

The group’s V.P. of operations, David Pruden, has gone on record as saying that Rev. George Alan Rekers actually offered his resignation last week, but didn’t officially resign until today.

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A report in today’s online edition of Miami New Times claimed that NARTH had helped Rekers deal with the media in the wake of the scandal, but Pruden vehemently denies that.

He has friends who are members of NARTH and they are free to talk with, advise, and needless to say, they are free to help him in any way they might select,” Pruden told TPMmuckraker.  “NARTH as an organization has taken no official role in this other than asking him to explain to us what has happened and in accepting his resignation.”

Says Rekers:

“I am immediately resigning my membership in NARTH to allow myself the time necessary to fight the false media reports that have been made against me. With the assistance of a defamation attorney, I will fight these false reports because I have not engaged in any homosexual behavior whatsoever. I am not gay and never have been.”
–George A. Rekers, Ph.D.

In other news, Brandon K. Thorp, 27, and Penn Bullock, 21, who share the byline on the Miami New Times piece also share a life together.  They’ve been a couple for three years.

It was their photograph and story of Rev. George Alan Rekers, an anti-gay, family values-focused religious zealot and his hired male escort who they id’d as “Lucien” that blew up into a story of national significance.

Rekers, it seems, helped found not only the conservative Family Research Council, but also James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, an organization that’s notoriously anti-gay.

Thorp and Bullock tell the South Florida Gay News that “Lucien” was reticent at first but eventually “came around and gave us all the salacious details of his nude and sexual encounters with Rekers.”

They promise to publish even more wild & wicked details of the reverend and the rent boy’s physical encounters during that overseas vacation.

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