The male escort who accompanied George Rekers, a leader of the ex-gay movement, on a European vacation now says the two did engage in sex acts.
The escort, dubbed “Lucien” by the Miami New Times, told the paper that Rekers paid him to provide daily massages, in the nude. The massages included Rekers’ favorite move, Lucien said, which he dubbed “the long stroke.”
“Rekers liked to be rubbed down there,” he said. He originally said the two did not have sex.
Rekers, a Christian Right leader and Baptist minister, was on the founding board of the Family Research Council. He’s also a member of the American College of Pediatricians, which believes homosexuality can be cured, and the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. He’s been paid tens of thousands of dollars by Florida and Arkansas to testify in favor of their bans on gay couples adoption children.
“It’s a situation where he’s going against homosexuality when he is a homosexual,” Lucien told the New Times. The paper broke the story of their 10-day trip earlier this week. Rekers hired Lucien via the web site RentBoy.com (NSFW), an escort site. Rekers maintains that he hired the escort to simply help him lift heavy things during the trip, and has also reportedly said that he was trying to save him from his sinner’s lifestyle.