Second Gay Escort: I Gave Rekers Nude Massage in '92
'I think he thought it wasn't gay,' ex-prostitute says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2010 8:19 AM CDT
George Alan Rekers, a Baptist minister who co-founded the Family Research Council, appeared at Miami International Airport last month with a young male escort.   (SuchIsLifeVideos)

(Newser) – Anti-gay preachers probably shouldn't go on European vacations with rentboys, no matter how much proselytizing they do, because other allegations soon will follow. In this case, Gawker's got the scoop on Carl Shepherd, a former male escort who says George Rekers hired him in 1992 for "an intimate massage" from a "smooth young man." "He knew the lingo," Shepherd says. "It seemed like he'd done this before."

"Looking back I think he thought that it wasn't gay, that he hadn't crossed the line, because he didn't want me to masturbate him at all," Shepherd says. But when Shepherd mentioned he'd been in porn movies, he says Rekers' "face curled up. He handed me $150 and I left. But I felt a bit guilty it had ended like that. I remember thinking that I'd really grossed him out, that I'd corrupted this confused man."