UPDATED: He tries to turn gays straight, but now he is caught with a rent boy

MIAMI – Oh, my!

One of the founders of the anti-gay Family Research Council who speaks around the world against homosexuality is now being accused of vacationing in Europe with a young male prostitute.

George Alan Rekers, of North Miami, arrived at Miami International Airport on April 13 in the company of a “rent boy” named “Lucien,” The Miami New Times reported today.

Rekers — an officer with the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), a group that tries to turn gays straight — told the alternative newspaper that Lucien was simply a travel companion who was hired to carry his luggage because Rekers recently had surgery.

But it was Rekers, not Lucien, who was pushing a heavy cart overloaded with luggage through the busy airport, the paper reported.

At a later date, the paper interviewed Lucien, who advertises his services exclusively on Rentboy.com. The paper noted that Rekers would have had to locate Lucien on the gay website and sign off on the company’s terms of use regarding sexual content.

Lucien was protective of his client during the interview, but surprised to hear that Rekers told the paper that he only learned that Lucien was a prostitute about halfway through the 10-day vacation.

Rekers, a Baptist minister, is considered one of the most prominent anti-gay activists in the U.S. He frequently testifies for the Christian right in court cases involving gay rights. He was an “expert” witness for the Christian right in a 2008 case defending Florida’s ban on gay adoption and in a 2004 case in Arkansas, also on the same issue. In both cases, attorneys for the other side widely disputed his expertise.

Still, Rekers has had advisory roles with members of Congress, mostly Republicans, and even with government agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services.

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