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Equality Florida: New Times reports Attorney General Bill McCollum's 'expert' witness in adoption case caught with male prostitute

News release from Equality Florida blog:

(MIAMI) - George Rekers, the "expert" witness hired by Attorney General Bill McCollum to defend Florida's anti-gay adoption ban has been caught with a male prostitute at the Miami airport, according to the Miami New Times.

Rekers was one of only two witnesses Attorney General Bill McCollum called in an effort to reverse a Miami judge who ruled Florida's adoption ban- the only one in the country- is unconstitutional.

McCollum paid Rekers and a colleague $87,000 for testimony that called gay people mentally unstable and advised that the ban should be expanded to include Native Americans because, Rekers claimed, they are also at much higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse.

“They would tend to hang around each other,” Rekers testified. “So the children would be around a lot of other Native Americans who are … doing the same sorts of things.”

This latest controversy may shed new light on how outrageously bias and scientifically unsupported Rekers' testimony has been, said Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida.

"It is disgraceful that the attorney general used taxpayer dollars to compensate this discredited bigot-for-hire," said Smith. "It shows just how low they have to scrape to find anyone even willing to defend this awful ban that denies children permanent loving homes."

Click here to read the New Times story.


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These right-wing hypocrites keep prostitution websites and airport bathroom glory holes in business. Meanwhile, law-abiding and tax-paying gay Americans can't get married or adopt a child???

So let me get this "straight". Florida's State Attorney, Bill McCullum, paid a gay male $87,000 to deface and defile his own kind. How low is it to perjure yourself and stab your friends in the back to make a few dollars? Obviously Mr. McCullom was scraping the bottom of the barrel to find someone to support his bigoted opinions regarding the gay population.

Mr. McCullom needs to be held accountable for misuse of public funds and outright fraud. He needs to be removed as Attorney General and disbarred!

I emailed Narth and this is their reply to me.

"You have as much information as we do. Before this released we didn't have this much information. All we had was a simple accusation that he was with a "rent boy" so that was all we were able to talk about with him. His answers (as well as his demeanor) showed that the story wasn't exactly as it seamed. There are certain accusations that would and wouldn't surprise certain people about others. This comes as a complete surprise as Dr. Rekers is not only very old and in very poor health, but also very nice and soft spoken so until we have further information or proof of this incident it remains rumor and speculation."

Interesting logic as if only heterosexuals are old, in bad health, soft spoken and nice, therefore Dr. Rekers has to be a heterosexual.

In some world this logic makes sense. It just doesn't make sense in mine.

Caught much like Ted Haggart. He was the one smoking crack with a gay prostitute.
I won't even get into the Catholic Church story.
I like how Larry King has been married 8 or 9 times. Sandra Bulluck, Jesse James, Tigers and the 19 holes,..... are somehow a problem; but gay marriage! That's going to destroy society.
Rekkers will get what he deserves. Let's get what the gay folk deserve - everyone staying out of their business.
I have always felt that everyone has the right to be unhappy, so get married!

According to anti-gay activists George Rekers and James Dobson from the so-called Family Research Council… The Male Model/Escort industry has a great future in Republican Party politics… lol
GOP - Gay Old Party

Marco Rubio, huh?
Ok, so I’m supposed to put my faith and trust in the voters of Florida. The morons that gave us the Bush/Cheney DISASTER! Thanks for nothing.

COME ON, are you right-wing wackos #*~/‘n INSANE? Am I missing something here? Didn’t Republicans/Conservatives just have 8 YEARS of Bush/Cheney and Republican controlled Congress (1994-2006) to put their warped ideology into practice? AND IT ALMOST DESTROYED THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!

Waste, fraud, abuse, scandal, sexual deviancy, corruption, lies, incompetence, job outsourcing, deregulation, off-shore tax evasion, reckless economics, welfare for the rich, war profiteering, Constitutional violations AND a Corporate Crime Wave of epic proportions…. The WORST looting/ravaging of a nation’s wealth and resources in the history of MANKIND!

Where was the Tea Party anger THEN? #*~/ ignorant hypocrites.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Of course Americans already KNOW Republicans/Conservatives have a problem with ethics, responsibility, accountability… BUT I feel LOW GRADE THOUGHT PROCESSES are the REAL topic here. Just LISTEN to Mitch McConnell or John Boehner or Marco Rubio or…

Republicans seem to be suffering from SEVERE superiority complexes, odd paranoia, guilt and identity issues.

At first I thought all these pretty-boy Scott Brown, Bob McDonnell, Marco Rubio types were getting elected because frustrated Republican women were voting for them. They thought their men were constipated/impotent but as it turns out these poor sex starved women weren’t getting any because Republican Men are all as GAY as Larry Craig, Mark Foley, Glenn Beck and Ted Haggard… and enthusiastically VOTE for the pretty boys too!

VOTE for Democrats, it’s actually GOOD for the USA…

It's another link in the chain of prominent anti-gay activists being caught doing the very thing they deem immoral. Hypocrites, all. The harm these people do is not only contemptible, it's downright Orwellian.

The real sin here is how long it took "mainstream" media to catch up with this story. It started in the always ignored Gay Media then Comedy Central hosts Stephan Colbert and John Stewart lit it up early last week on their shows. And let us not forget the current Governor of Florida has had similar accusations by gay men made against him and were reported on an HBO documentary and again that has been ignored by "Mainstream media". When will they wake u!p?

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