Further to our friend Dr. Reker’s adventures with the rent boy, there have been several developments.
First of all, Urban Dictionary has a new entry: “Whatever lift’s your luggage” Synonymous with “whatever floats your boat” I swear I nearly died laughing at that one.
The Family Research Council, the hate group he founded, is having several kinds of kittens over this and are running from him as much as possible. It’s fun watching them trying to play the “Reker who? Oh never heard of him. No. *cough*” game
NARTH seems to be going with the “we don’t believe a word of it. Oh and he’s FAAAAR too old and feeble for that kind of thing” approach. Old? He’s 61 – it’s not like he‘s 102 or anything
Now, for something more useful from all of this beyond the joy of that sweet sweet schadenfreude. In his recent past Dr. Reker has been used as an “expert witness” concerning gay adoption in Arkansas and was used by Florida for the same. Naturally, his opinion expressed is grossly bigoted. He has quoted the Bible, expressed that homosexuality is a sin, has compared gay people seeking to adopt to terrorists and drug dealers, has referred to gay people as mentally unstable which made him a dubious choice as an “expert” in the first place. His testimony involved a lot of veyr out-of-date studies (what do you expect from a man who still advocates “reperative therapy). He supports removing any children from gay homes and placing them with straight families – even if those children had been in that gay household for 10 years. Florida is paying this “expert” $87,000
So utterly biased was his testimony that the judge Ledermen said “Dr. Rekers’ beliefs are motivated by his strong ideological and theological convictions,” “The court cannot consider his testimony to be credible nor worthy of forming the basis of public policy.”
Not the best use of money perhaps. In fact Joe.My.God has a call to action to put pressure on Florida Attorney General McCollum (who seems to be running to governor) who hired this man to spread his hatred.