What’s The Deal With Conservatives And Closets?

Seems like every time you turn around, yet another Republican “Holier than thou” is falling out of the closet! I guess Mark Sanford survived because he was doing the unthinkable in some conservative circles…

Running around with a woman. This one was a founder of the “Family Values Council” no less – and vocal advocate for gay-to-straight conversion-therapy!

The Family Research Council describes itself as an advocacy group championing “marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.” (Gasp!)

The important thing here – is these guys are doing this to themselves. Doctor, heal yourself… Indeed.

Another Anti-Gay Activist Accused of Gay Tryst

Add to the growing list of anti-gay crusaders who have been entangled in alleged gay romps the name of one George Alan Rekers, a Baptist minister who co-founded the Family Research Council. The Miami New Times reported this week that Rekers appeared at Miami International Airport last month with a young male escort, fresh from a 10-day trip to Europe. Rekers admitted that he found his companion on Rentboy.com (not safe for work), where the escort had advertised his attributes (including sexual details), but Rekers maintains that he’s not gay and had merely hired the escort to help him carry his luggage.

Baptist minister George Alan Rekers and "Rentboy"

Permit yourself a feeling of deja vu. You have definitely heard this before.In 2007, there was Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig, arrested for lewd conduct at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where, from his bathroom stall, Craig played footsie with an undercover police officer in the adjoining carrel. Craig, who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, also denied being gay, though later other men came forward and said they had had sex with Craig. Continue reading

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