When Doubling Down on Hypocrisy, Beware of Colbert!

Most of this insider audience on BlueNC has already heard the story of Dr. George Rekers.

But Dr. Rekers fought back against the naked display of his blatant hypocrisy by saying Jesus would do the same.

That was enough for Colbert to weigh in and make Dr. Rekers his Alpha MaleDog of the Week.

Time to laugh! And dance!

Come out, come out wherever you are...

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FRC's response

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins responded to this story with the following statement in his newsletter:

Yesterday evening, we began to see online "news" accounts of Dr. George Rekers, a reparative therapist for homosexuals, actually being involved with a male prostitute. Some of the stories identified Rekers as being a founding board member of Family Research Council. I had never heard of Dr. Rekers, so I asked our corporate attorney to review past documents. We did verify that Dr. Rekers was a member of the original Family Research Council Board prior to its merger with Focus on the Family in 1987. FRC has had no contact with Dr. Rekers or knowledge of his activities in over a decade, so I can't speak to what he may or may not have done. However, I can say that while it's extremely disappointing when any Christian leader engages in the very activities that they "preach" against, it's not surprising. The Scriptures clearly teach the fallen nature of all people. We each have a choice to act upon that nature or accept the forgiveness offered by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. As leaders, we should do our best to ensure our actions--both public and private--match our professed positions.

Let me translate FRC's response

Said in the shameful voice of Tony Perkins:

"I can't believe this fool is plastered all over the widely-viewed "Colbert Report" and has discredited us.

I must immediately disavow, but how?

I know! By claiming I have no knowledge of my organization's founding, even though I've been running the place for Jeebus-knows-how-long.

I'll even put the words "corporate lawyer" in the release to sound real professional-like."

Tony & Dave:

Rekers loves being touched by a 20-year old rent boy. Ain't no getting away from it.

And the fact that the anti-gay forces have used Rekers to testify in court that gays shouldn't be able to adopt kids?

Stunning.

Fire up teh Google for all the facts and court docs you can handle on this one.

 

you are so cynical, usernamehere

The Family Research Council (FRC) was founded in 1983. Tony Perkins became its president in 2003.

If you have any evidence that anything he said was untrue, please share it. For instance, do you have any evidence that Mr. Perkins has ever met Dr. Rekers? Or do you have evidence that Dr. Rekers has had anything at all to do with the FRC anytime in the last decade?

No, I didn't think so.

Dave

P.S. -- Sorry about the duplicate post. Something strange happened, and the comments section temporarily disappeared. So I thought my comment had gotten lost, and I reposted.

This reminds me of

Rachel Maddow's recent roasting of the guy from FAIR (wrote Arizona's immigrant law). She asked him about 3-4 former leaders of that group that had engaged in various white supremacist rhetoric, and he kept whining about her bringing up "old" stuff.