Anti-Gay Minister Begs His Rent Boy to Shut Up
'I did not have sex with that escort,' he insists
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 7, 2010 4:22 AM CDT
Updated May 7, 2010 6:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – An anti-gay activist minister has pleaded with his "rent boy" to stop talking to the press after the young man detailed the daily sexual rubdowns he gave George Rekers during a recent European trip. "We did the whole massage thing. I feel like I should tell the press" what happened, "Lucien" tells Rekers, 61, in a phone conversation. "No. Please don't do that," Rekers responds, as reporters from the Miami New Times listen in. Publicly, Rekers has again insisted he hired Lucien only to haul his luggage "under doctor's orders."

The assistant "never made any sexual advances," said Rekers, the evangelical founder of the right-wing Family Research Council. A published photo shows Lucien relaxing at an airport while the Rekers stacks his luggage on a cart ("Pushing a trolley is not a problem for me," Rekers explains to the Independent). Lucien said the Florida dad of 3 "liked to be rubbed down there" during his nude massages. "It's a situation where he's going against homosexuality when he is a homosexual," Lucien said.