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George Alan Rekers

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    March 20, 2012

    George Rekers' Escort Denied Escort Award for Breaking Escort Code

    ​Remember George Rekers, the anti-gay activist and Baptist minister whom& Miami New Times caught procuring the services of a male escort from RentBoy.com in 2010? Well, what do you know, RentBoy.com's annual award show, appropriately called "The Hookies," is coming up, and the organization tho ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011
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    July 25, 2011

    New Times Earns Three First-Place AltWeekly Awards

    ​Miami New Times and the Village Voice topped America's alternative newspapers in last week's awards handed out by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in New Orleans. Staff writer Gus Garcia-Roberts was given the nod for best feature for a story about fallen music entrepreneur Scott Storch ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    June 9, 2011

    Anti-Gay Group Says Rick Scott Is Hosting a Prayer Day (Update: He's not.)

    YAY HATE GROUPS​Update 2:54 p.m.: Rick Scott spokesman Lane Wright said there's no day of prayer and no Florida event planned, and that Scott has not committed either way to the Texas event.Texas Gov. Rick Perry invited the 49 other governors to his football-stadium prayerfest spectacular in Augus ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    CNN to Air Story on Suicide of Former George Rekers Therapy Patient

    Brandon K. ThorpGeorge Rekers and a young male escort at Miami International Airport in 2010.​Anderson Cooper will examine a "shocking 'experimental therapy' designed to make feminine boys more masculine" on his show at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The story centers around 38-year-old Kirk Murphy, who killed ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 29, 2010

    New Times' Best Quotes of 2010

    George Rekers, quote machine.​Here at New Times, people say all sorts of crazy shit to us. Then we hand-pick only the craziest shit and sift it into a giant grinder, which pumps out the little sparkling quote nuggets you find in your newspaper every week. They are designed to make you cry, giggle ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Buju Banton: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustr ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Wyclef Jean: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Carlos Bertonatti: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustr ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    The Jersey Shore Idiots: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustr ... More >>

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    December 26, 2010

    Capri Anderson: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians, unholiest celebrities, and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustration o ... More >>

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    December 26, 2010

    Kat Stacks: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians, unholiest celebrities, and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustration ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    George Alan Rekers: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Jeffrey Loria: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    New Times Writers Honored By Out Magazine

    Brandon K. Thorp and Penn Bullock​It was May when we caught anti-gay oracle George Rekers vacationing with a rentboy, yet the story continues to redound on our lives. Last night, the two of us headed to a warped Frank Gehry building in Manhattan for the Out 100 party, a Sodom and Gomorrah gatherin ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    New Times' Brandon K. Thorp, Penn Bullock Named to Out 100

    Courtesy of Larry Fink/Out Magazine​Two Miami New Times freelance writers, Brandon K. Thorp  and Penn Bullock, have been named as among the most significant contributors to gay America this year.They join Ricky Martin, Johnny Weir, and Julianne Moore (go figure) as members of the Out 100, who ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    MIA Ranked Second Most Hellish Airport in U.S. for Second Year Running

    MIA is the 2nd most hellish major airport in the U.S.​If Dante were to restage his Divine Comedy in the Magic City, his seven levels of hell would begin in the bleachers at a Miami Heat home game before descending into a hotel hot tub with George Rekers.But no trip to the underworld would be compl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    State Agency Will Not Appeal Ruling That Struck Down Gay Adoption Ban

    ​It's not clear whether or not Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dead for good yet, but it seems the final clump of dirt has been shoveled on the grave of another bigoted, anti-homosexual government policy. The Florida Department of Children and Families has announced that they won't appeal a decision that ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    New Times Finalist For 10 Press Club Awards

    ​Miami New Times was shortlisted for ten awards for Excellence in Journalism from the Florida Press Club, with staff writer Tim Elfrink a finalist for four awards. Gus Garcia-Roberts is finalist for two awards, while Francisco Alvarado, Kyle Muzenreider, and Pam Shavalier are also nominated.

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    September 15, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Takes on Uncle Luke's Ground Zero Mosque Column

    ​For the second time this year, a story premiering on this humble little blog, Riptide, has served as fodder for jokes on The Colbert Report. First, Stephen Colbert took on homophobic, rent-boy-lovin' George Rekers, and last night, the host roasted New Times columnist and 2 Live Crew founder Luthe ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Ukrainian Strippers, Cults, and Mike Tyson: Top Five Ways to Completely Blow an Election

    ​It's August 24, and you've woken up sweating profusely, feeling vaguely nauseated, and recoiling in horror at the first sight of a campaign ad. The diagnosis? Primary fever! (Or it might be Cat Scratch Fever. Or dengue. But let's go with Primary Fever). Even for Florida, this has been a primary ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Scott Sends Out Rekers Flyer Attacking McCollum, Fails to Properly Credit New Times

    ​With some polls showing Rick Scott now more than ten points behind Bill McCollum in the Republican primary, the billionaire candidate has decided to pull out all the stops in the final days before the election. He has sent out an ad attacking McCollum for hiring now-disgraced George Rekers to tes ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    McCollum: Rekers Was "The Best Expert"

    ​Surprise! Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum still opposes gay adoption -- notwithstanding the spectacular downfall of his hand-picked anti-gay expert, George Alan Rekers. "I don't believe the gay family model is good for kids," McCollum said this week to the ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Bill McCollum Hired George Rekers Despite Strong Warnings From Staff

    McCollum (L) paid Rekers (R) $120,000 to testify against gay adoption.​Attorney General Bill McCollum, who is running for Governor as a Republican, has tried to distance himself from anti-gay activist George Rekers, but recently released emails show that McCollum hired Rekers as an expert witness ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    New Stephenie Meyers Spin-off to Twilight About Babies Who Bite

    ​Pop Quiz:  Who's Bree Tanner?a.) A character on Full Houseb.) An altar boy George Rekers hired to carry his groceriesc.) A baby vampire from the Twilight seriesRemember in Eclipse, the third novel in the Twilight Saga, when Victoria created an army of baby vampires to avenge James's death? W ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Man Up

    Rekers's Spanking Science

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    May 20, 2010
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    May 20, 2010
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    May 19, 2010

    Dems Ask Bill McCollum to Pay Back $120K He Paid to George Rekers

    McCollum paid Rekers six figure to testify against gay adoption​The dominoes continue to fall after New Times exposed anti-gay activist and "researcher" Geroge Rekers's ten-day trip to Europe with a twinky, young male escort he met through RentBoy.com. The blow back has reached Attorney General Bi ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Before He Hired an Escort, Rekers Tried to Spank the Gay Away

    George Alan Rekers​What do you do with a little boy who likes cross-dressing and playing with dolls? If you're George Alan Rekers, you "extinguish" the boy's feminine behavior with a sometimes violent Pavlovian regimen while your scientific team observes through a one-way mirror. That's what the B ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Rekers on the Record

    World, meet George Alan Rekers. You're catching him at an awkward moment. This conversation was recorded the day after Rekers returned from Europe with his male escort, Jo-vanni, and he was in no mood to chat with the press -- least of all about eight-inch penises and pornographic websites.  No ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
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    May 13, 2010

    George Rekers Will Take Trips with his Wife From Now On, NARTH Continues to Sever Ties

    ​Apparently when a Christianity Today story on our George Rekers scandal story went up yesterday at around noon, the doctor was still listed as a member of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality's Scientific Advisor Committee. A quick look today reveals that he's been s ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    NARTH Had Hand in Rekers Damage Control, Escort Says

    Did NARTH help George Alan Rekers with damage control?​Members of one of America's largest "ex-gay" organizations may have secretly intervened in the rentboy scandal, publicly calling for a "thorough investigation," while working behind the scenes to quash the story.Officials of the National Assoc ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Men Really Love Poles

    ​The New York Times offers a weekly news quiz so there readers can give themselves a pat on the back for reading every friggin' story the Times churns out. The Miami Herald offers no such feature, but we here at Riptide would like to test your Herald reading remembrance.So we ask you, in which Mia ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    George Rekers Resigns from NARTH Board

    via NARTHNARTH claims it can cure people of their homosexuality. Was Rekers "Not only a bored member, but also a client?"​Dr. George Rekers has resigned from the board of the NARTH, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, in the wake of the fallout following his tr ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Further New Times Reading on the Ex-Gay Movement, NARTH

    Illustration by Tatiana Suarez​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 ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Jon Stewart Takes on Rekers' "European Gaycation" on The Daily Show

    ​The George Rekers and the rent boy scandal is at once very, very sad but also very, very hilarious. Following the mixed results of Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert, last night Jon Stewart took on the scandal on The Daily Show in a segment titled "European Gaycation."In the clip below starting at abou ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    There Were Others, Escort Says

    Conversation between George Alan Rekers and Lucien via Facebook on March 20, 2010.The gay escort hired by George Alan Rekers as a travel companion told Miami New Times Thursday that he had been paid to give the anti-gay crusader body rubs in the nude before their March 30 trip to Europe. And Faceboo ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010
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    May 6, 2010

    George Rekers Has Company: The Top Ten Outed Right-Wing Homophobes

    George Alan Rekers, latest in a long line of closeted homophobes.Unless you've spent the last 48 hours holed up in a French B&B humping the homosexuality right out of your rent-a-boy, you've probably heard about Miami New Times' exposé of gay-bashing evangelist George Alan Rekers' European trys ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Video: Stephen Colbert Names George Rekers His 'Alpha Dog of the Week'

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cAlpha Dog of the Week - George Rekerswww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorFox NewsNew Times' scoop on anti-gay leader George Rekers's European tryst with a gay hooker from Rentboy.com inspired its finest moment yet la ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    George Rekers Is a Homosexual, Escort Says

    Photo by Brandon K. ThorpGeorge Rekers and "Lucien" at MIA.​The male escort hired by anti-gay activist George Alan Rekers has told Miami New Times the Baptist minister is a homosexual who paid him to provide body rubs once a day in the nude, during their ten-day vacation in Europe. Rekers alleged ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    George Alan Rekers Denies He's Gay

    ​George Alan Rekers, the anti-gay activist who hired a male prostitute, has fired back at the New Times reporters who broke the story. This afternoon, Rekers sent an email calling a follow-up article "defamation." He claims his rent-a-boy agreed to a statement that clears him of sexual acts. ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Things Rekers Said To Lucien When He Didn't Think We Were Listening

    George Alan RekersAnti-gay activist George Alan Rekers contends in an earlier post on Riptide that he did not hire a young gay escort named Lucien as a prostitute. But what the minister -- who hasn't returned calls seeking comment -- likely didn't realize is that Miami New Times reporters were sitti ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    NARTH Responds to Rekers' Eurotrip With a Non-Response

    George Alan Rekers​By now, you've likely read about George Alan Rekers, the luxuriously mustachioed Christian fundie and co-founder of the Family Research Council, whom we caught coming home from Europe with a young male escort. Rekers claims his ill health necessitated hiring the boy as a luggage ... More >>

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