You might be tired of us forcing more and more news on the George Alan Rekers story, but we feel this is a story that needs to be told. For one, it's about the hypocrisy of denying a group of people certain rights, while pretending to be someone you aren't. And it's also about the absurd belief that being gay is something that is curable.
Our coverage of the ex-gay movement isn't something new. Actually, we urge you to read our 2007 feature "Scared Straight" by former Miami New Times staff writer Joanna Green. In the story, Green talks with several "ex-gays" that believe they can be cured through prayer-based counseling and reparative therapy, the technique supported by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), of which Rekers is an officer.