George Rekers, an anti gay activist, placed himself on a controversial situation when he was caught renting a male escort from Rentboy.com. RentBoy even made a blog post about the incident. Late night TV shows like Jay Leno and the Colbert Report have made good jokes out of it.
George Rekers reasoned that he brought the boy to a 10-day trip to Europe to help him carry his luggage and not for any other purposes.
A professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina and a Baptist minister, Rekers is a leading proponent of therapy to “cure” homosexuality and has testified against gay adoption. He is a board member of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, which calls itself “a professional, scientific organization that offers hope to those who struggle with unwanted homosexuality.”