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  •  The sad thing is that gays will be blamed.... (3+ / 0-)
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    ....for Reker's little fling.

    Comparable to what happens when a preacher is found "consorting" with a woman. It's the "whore's" fault for having seduced him.

    In this case, I'll take bets that his followers, instead of turning from him in disgust, will use his fall from grace as another excuse to bash gays. "They're so evil and perverted they can even tempt a godly man to stray. We'll forgive him. We'll persecute them."

    It worked for Jimmy Swaggart.

    •  Yeah, but that loses a lot of the (7+ / 0-)

      impact if the preacher actively was LOOKING for a prostitute.

      It's one thing to be 'seduced'. It's another thing entirely to be a patron at a well-known brothel.

      You might be able to claim 'weakness' in the first case, but that's a whole lot harder in the second. You don't 'accidentally' wind up in a brothel.

      •  He didn't go hunting for a a brothel. (1+ / 0-)
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        He just, purely by accident I'm sure, "happened" across this website. And I'm sure he just looked at the pictures so that he could understand the cunning nature of such sites, the devilish wiles of those who create them. But they did the devils work so well that even he, a man of God, was tempted beyond endurance....evil, evil, cunning gays!

        If a man of God just happens to walk by a brothel and one of the whores winks at him, it's the whore's fault that he strayed. Always.

        The woman--or in this case, the gay--is the one who will be forced to wear the scarlet letter. The preacher will cry and pray and be forgiven.

        •  no, that would not be the case here (2+ / 0-)
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          in order to get onto the site, rekers had to agree to the site's showing of erotic/suggestive photos and that he was over the age of 18 and could legally look at said site and photos.

          then rekers had to do a search to find the escort that he hired.  the ads don't just flash at you when you get on the main page, you have to go look for/at them.

          no, he wasn't "...just on his way to the bingo parlor when all of the sudden..."

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          by dadanation on Fri May 07, 2010 at 08:39:06 AM PDT

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          •  To my great shock and disbelief, (3+ / 0-)
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            five days into my vacation I discovered that the person I had hired at rentboy.com, for no other purpose than to "carry my luggage", turned out to be a prostitute.

            This changed everything.  Now, whenever he would give me my daily nude massage with the "longstroke" I had to secretly, in the back of my mind, wonder if he was gaining some form of sexual gratification whenever his smooth knowing hands fondled my external genitalia.  Before I discovered his secret these massages were relaxing and rejuvenating, but afterwards they seemed kind of creepy, and I would have stopped letting him massage me and my genitals if I didn't think it would hurt his self esteem and possibly lead this young fallen angel into a life of permanent homosexuality.  I also did my best to invoke the Lord, and Lucien himself, I'm sure, would testify that my cries of "oh my God, oh my God, oh my God...." during the massages formed a positive Christian message that hopefully was well received.

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            by Atilla the Honey Bunny on Fri May 07, 2010 at 09:36:45 AM PDT

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          •  I..uh...did a search (3+ / 0-)
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            for the escort in question. Rekers had to pass a lot, and I mean a lot, to find him.

            Keep lyin' George. Just keep lyin'!

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            by terrypinder on Fri May 07, 2010 at 10:16:05 AM PDT

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            •  Yep, and how many of his "flock" (4+ / 0-)
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              are going to know that?

              You think they'll listen to "facts" presented by those on the evil, gay-loving site DKos?

              You think they'll go to rentboy.com and check for themselves? Thereby putting their immortal souls at risk?

              Hah! Never.

              Besides, I'm sure that if the pastor did have to do all these things, it was just because he was doing research on how evil and perverse gays are.

    •  I don't think so. (8+ / 0-)

      They will throw him under the bus.  They really don't practice the golden rule.  They are just a bunch of assholes.

    •  one reaction will be "They are EVERYWHERE" (1+ / 0-)
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      dhajra

      and that's the excuse to have more hunting and less acceptance.  I hope it's confined to a few.

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      by Inland on Fri May 07, 2010 at 07:09:56 AM PDT

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    •  well I heard Focus on the Family (1+ / 0-)
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      scrubbed all evidence of him from their website. Maybe they need a few days to get used to it.

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      by lisastar on Fri May 07, 2010 at 07:55:38 AM PDT

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