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Liberty Counsel Offers to Back George Rekers in Defamation Suit

Anti-gay litigation firm the Liberty Counsel has offered to get behind George "Rentboy" Rekers:

Staver Officials at the Liberty Counsel said Wednesday they would back Mr. Rekers if he followed through on his threat this week to sue media outlets and others for trying to discredit him.

"I think [Mr. Rekers] would have a great case to file a defamation action," said Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel said.

"I think it was a completely arranged setup," he said, referring to the presence of writers of the free weekly Miami New Times at Miami International Airport when Mr. Rekers and his hired travel companion arrived in the United States April 13.

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The Liberty Counsel's Mr. Staver said he believes Mr. Rekers' recent court appearances, in which the professor testified in favor of state bans on gay adoption, became "a major focus of people trying to discredit him as an individual."

"I think that it's the classic [tactic], 'If you can't destroy the message, you destroy the messenger,' ... and I think this is a personal attack designed to cast aspersions on his character and reputation," Mr. Staver said.

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  1. @Mr. Staver
    "I think that it's the classic [tactic], 'If you can't destroy the message, you destroy the messenger,' ... and I think this is a personal attack designed to cast aspersions on his character and reputation"

    What he didn't say is "so that is what I am going to do also".

    Sure he is behind rekers, so he can give him the reacharound long stroke.

    Posted by: Miles | May 13, 2010 11:49:13 AM


  2. If we can't destroy the message? Mr. Staver, your message hs been destroyed over and over and OVER again. The only reason you and your ilk think it hasn't been destroyed is because you start from the assumption that you and your faith are right, and if the data doesn't match the pre-supposed facts, then something is wrong with the data.

    You have not a leg to stand on and I will follow the news of this trial with glee.

    Posted by: DN | May 13, 2010 11:50:10 AM


  3. Oh please, please, please- go ahead with the lawsuit so more juicy details can come out.

    Posted by: homer | May 13, 2010 11:52:32 AM


  4. these fucking morons just don't know enough to shut up and go away. rekers did everything he is acused of. how is that defamation?he is the one that should and prosecuted for lying under oath. this group is scum plain and simple.

    Posted by: walter | May 13, 2010 11:56:46 AM


  5. Stavers...we're coming for you next.

    Posted by: Acorlando | May 13, 2010 12:08:05 PM


  6. "If you can't destroy the message, you destroy the messenger," ... IS THAT MESSAGE OR MASSAGE?!?!?!

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | May 13, 2010 12:09:53 PM


  7. Given Rekers' zeal for fabrication (he is so driven that he gets paid large sums of money for it), a trial-based exposition of facts would be utterly DELICIOUS.

    Bring it on!!

    Posted by: Rascal | May 13, 2010 12:12:45 PM


  8. Bring it On!

    Posted by: Randalf | May 13, 2010 12:13:58 PM


  9. @ Homer: Exactly. Please sue. Please take the stand under oath. And please make sure the defense attorney understand that this opportunity is like a hug from Jesus after a mug of cocoa by a fire that smells of cotton candy.

    Posted by: Mike B. | May 13, 2010 12:15:20 PM


  10. Staver makes me want to start a new dating site: Rentboys for Christian Homophobes. With an upgraded membership they can search for boys who want to be converted.

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | May 13, 2010 12:15:34 PM


  11. I don't know what kind of law school these guys went to, but how is it defamation when "Wreckers" was the one who contracted Lucien from the Rentboy website and specified the daily nude massages? The fact that someone photographed him with the guy in a public place does not constitute a "set-up," merely a confirmation. All the media outlets dutifully noted that both parties stated there was no out and out sex. And you can't sue the general public for putting 2 and 2 together now can you? LOL

    And are they absolutely sure they want Lucien under oath in that courtroom with his own army of legal defenders. Double LOL !!!

    Posted by: romeo | May 13, 2010 12:17:40 PM


  12. Roman - I trust you are in close contact with the folks who have stepped forward to assist you, and there is legal assistance within that group. If not, please circle the wagons and get that assistance. If you have trouble locating assistance, please get word to me. I'm happy to make a few phone calls to see what I can do. Andy, it's OK to give my contact info to Roman if he asks.

    Posted by: Fred | May 13, 2010 12:17:50 PM


  13. Please, keep on digging. The deeper it gets the harder it is to get out. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

    Posted by: Grayhairguy | May 13, 2010 12:30:13 PM


  14. Staver is assuming there is something wrong with being perceived as gay? It's the nineties, dude

    Posted by: ty | May 13, 2010 12:34:02 PM


  15. notice how all these so-called religious folk have that same blank stare. hmmmmm

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 13, 2010 12:34:56 PM


  16. This is a prime case for a judge to levy penalties against the attorney for bringing a frivilous law suit. Both parties admitted what happened, so there is no question of fact here. If there is no question of fact, then the facts that exist are legally regarded as the "truth" and truth is an absolute defense to defamation. Add to that Reker's status as a public figure, or at the very least a limited purpose public figure (which makes it exceedingly hard to get a favorable ruling in a defamation suit) and you have a totally absurd legal argument.

    Posted by: Jon B | May 13, 2010 12:38:26 PM


  17. No where in that statement does he say that Rekers DIDN'T do any of the things he's been accused of doing. So, yeah, bring it on self-loathing homophobe.

    Posted by: David in Houston | May 13, 2010 12:39:41 PM


  18. "Discovery" for a case like this would be SO MUCH FUN!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 13, 2010 12:41:19 PM


  19. This is possibly the funniest development in this story, yet. No sane lawyer would take on this case and any sane judge would laugh them out of his courtroom.

    Posted by: Brian | May 13, 2010 12:45:42 PM


  20. DOOOO EEEEEEEET

    Posted by: anon | May 13, 2010 12:46:45 PM


  21. I'd bet it's a phony offer.

    Family Research Council, NARTH, Focus on the Family, and their anti-gay cause, has lost a huge amount of credibility because of this scandal.

    Liberty Counsel's public offer helps restore some of that credibility to the organizations, but odds are that behind the scenes they're telling Rekers NO WAY!

    Posted by: mikey | May 13, 2010 12:52:17 PM


  22. You know, truth is an absolute defense in any defamation case.

    Posted by: BobC562 | May 13, 2010 12:54:28 PM


  23. In other words: They have money to throw away. Do they not understand the phrase "Caught with you pants down?" Pun intended.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | May 13, 2010 1:13:41 PM


  24. *is laughing her ass off*

    Mr. Reker... really.
    Who ever is giving you advice... fire them.
    Your actions/announcements and those who support you (whom ever's left)need to cease and desist. These idol threats and lame excuses are only serving to make your situation worse. The moment you clicked on Rent-Boy.com you set your downfall as an 'expert' in any aspect of homosexuality.

    No one 'set' you up for this fall... just reported it... but you continue to dig yourself deeper.

    Frankly, I don't care if your a closet-case or not. Someone else's sexuality never was an 'issue' of interest for me. However, I understand why it's an issue with when it comes to you and the LBGT community. You've hurt a whole group of humanity with your bias against Homosexuality so of course this event is 'payback' for all of your past actions.

    But man, don't you have some sense of self-preservation? STFU Already! It's like watching a train wreck.

    Posted by: aleabeth | May 13, 2010 1:16:24 PM


  25. I'll be looking forward to the trial, the more sunshine is placed over these homophobes, the better.

    Posted by: Rafael | May 13, 2010 1:18:43 PM


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