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The Top 10 Ex-Gay Stories of 2011

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

In June I penned a column that predicted that so-called "ex-gay" programs would crumble from internal rot. In the months since, the decline of these "pray away the gay" organizations has only accelerated.

Right-Wing Politicians Who Had Weird Gay Sex Scandals

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

Some right-wing politicians take a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude towards gay relationships. TruTV has compiled some of the more infamous case...

The Failure of Cable News to Follow Up

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wayne Besen

f the cable networks insist on setting the stage for those who tell whoppers, such as the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, the least they can do is carve out time the following evening to correct the mistruths.

Dangerous New Anti-Gay Sham Study Debunked

Wayne Besen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wayne Besen

This study is betrayed by common sense and reality. If being around gay parents makes a child gay, then how does Walter Schumm explain the inconvenient fact that the vast majority of LGBT adults had heterosexual parents?

No More Mr. Nice Gay: The Way New Homosexual Agenda

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

Gays are tired of having our relationships threatened by the epidemic of straight divorce. Every 20 minutes, a neighbor or a sibling walks away from a lifetime vow to love and cherish. So I say, make divorce illegal.

Focus on the Family channels George Rekers in fighting anti-bullying efforts

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Focus on the Family is targeting anti-bullying efforts in schools, claiming that they actually push the so-called "gay agenda." According to The Denve...

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

Take the Government Out of Marriage: Do It for the Children

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

Why do so many conservatives, outraged at government meddling in everything from health care to financial systems, find it acceptable for the government to establish a definition for something as personal as marriage?

Frank Rich Takes On George 'Rentboy' Rekers

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all wars, only culture wars offer the hope of sheer, unadulterated hilarity. Sex and hypocrisy were staples of farce long before America became a n...

Weekly Reader: The Pope Song, Small Appliance Orgasms, & George Rekers

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

One of the things I've noticed about Bilerico Project is that we're constantly expanding our coverage; our growth rate has also shot up dramatically o...

And This Year's Ted Haggard Rent Boy Award Goes To...

Jim David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim David

By now you know about Dr. George Rekers, the Baptist minister who was paid $87,000 by the State of Florida to be an anti-gay "expert witness" against gay adoption. How did he spend the money? By hiring a boy 40 years younger to go on a 10-day trip through Europe.

Weekly News Roundup: Muslims, Gays, Nazis and More!

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

After obsessing over Muslim background of suspected Times Square bomber, media becomes enlightened and religiously tolerant, and overlooks fact that the man who helped foil bomb plot was Muslim.

Stewart Takes On EVERYTHING: Mocks Rekers's Rentboy Romp, BP, Greece, And More (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While it was tempting to just discuss the fact that Roland Martin inexplicably wore an ascot on national television, Jon Stewart had his hands full du...

Cover Up Your Sex Scandal With A New Batch Of Euphemisms (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Addressing the George Rekers fiasco, Jimmy Kimmel mockingly applauded the well-known anti-gay crusader for coming up with a new euphemism: "Carrying ...

Colbert Rips Anti-Gay Activist, Throws 'Rentboy' Dance Party (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night Colbert took on George Rekers, "applauding" the anti-gay activist for "publicly condemning man-love, while privately being man's best frien...

George Rekers, Anti-Gay Activist, Caught With Male Escort 'Rentboy'

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated below... George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist who co-founded the conservative Family Research Council, was caught returning fr...

As George Rekers 'Rentboy' Scandal Grows, Rekers Talks But Avoids the Big Question

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alvin McEwen

George Rekers, the co-founder of the anti-gay Family Research Council and board member of several other anti-gay organizations who is now in the midst of a scandal involving a male escort, spoke again today on the situation.

An Inconvenient Truth: Al And Tipper No More

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

It's the curious case of Tipper and the former Veep Of conduct untoward we haven't heard a peep While there's no sign of a jaunt down the Appalachian ...

'Ex-Gays' and the Ninth Circle of Hell

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

It is high time that the leaders of the "ex-gay" movement come out of the closet -- both metaphorically and literally -- and repent of their sins of betrayal.

George Rekers iIs Completely Heterosexual

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Another rabid, virulent anti-gay activist turns out to be gay. The question becomes, "How do you know when a rabid, virulent anti-gay activist is, in fact gay?" And the answer is, "Well, duh!"

Rekers, Evangelicals, Gays, and the Meaning of 'Is'

Briallen Hopper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Briallen Hopper

The George Alan Rekers story is over, but it still haunts me. I think this is because I can't help taking seriously the seemingly absurd statement Rekers made on his website after the stories of erotic massages from a male prostitute came to light.

George Rekers Resigns From Anti-Gay Group In Wake Of 'Rentboy' Scandal (VIDEO: 'Rentboy' Speaks Out)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominent anti-gay activist George Rekers, who was caught last week returning from a 10-day trip to Europe with a male escort he found on Rentboy.com,...

Rekers, Jindal and the Impressive Hypocrisy of the Far Right

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bobby Jindal and George Rekers are not alone, but exemplify a willful blindness to the real world consequences of ideological extremism that has become something of the sina qua non of the far right.