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 road Mary Glasspool is the first openly lesbian bishop in the Episcopal Church. Follow the ordination on Twitter.

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 road Heroes dies a less than heroic death.

 road Madonna about photog Tom Munro: "To have your picture taken by Munro is kind of like smoking a bubblegum cigarette."

 road The Wachowskis will apparently next make a gay-themed film about a US soldier who falls in love with an Iraqi civilian.

 road Lena Horne, who died earlier this week, is laid to rest.

 road Openly gay Christian singer Ray Boltz: “I don’t believe God hates me anymore. I always thought if people knew the true me, they’d be disgusted, and that included God. But for all the doubts, there’s this new belief that God accepts me and created me, and there’s peace.”

 road Does anyone care about Lady Sovereign's coming out?

 road Ian McKellen to a crowd of 1,000 supporters of marriage equality in Melbourne: "Establishing the rights for gay people to be married would cost the Australian Government nothing financially and would gain for you worldwide respect from people like us and of course would change lives enormously - the lives of gay people and of their friends and of their families and therefore of Australia as a whole."

 road Google may have mistakenly spied on you. 222

 road The questioning of Elena Kagan's sexuality: "It’s a slippery slope if members of the Senate Judiciary Committee start asking Kagan whether she prefers men or women. What’s next? Forcing every job applicant to open their bedroom door? Having gays wear pink badges, as required by the Nazis?"

 road The Dallas Voice on "Shaping Your Child's Sexual Identity" written by George Rekers: "Published in 1983, this is one of several anti-gay books written by Rekers over the years but appears to be the only one listed on Amazon.com that includes cover art. The title and photo are especially troubling given that Rekers, 61, was caught hiring a 20-year-old male prostitute."

 road The roommate of the guy who found the prototype iPhone tattled on him to Apple.


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Watch: Rachel Maddow with the Latest on George Rekers

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Rachel Maddow sums up recent events in the George 'Rentboy' Rekers scandal,
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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.


Rekers Seeks Spiritual Help Over Gay Lust for the 'Long Stroke'

George Rekers isn't giving phone interviews, he tells Christianity Today, but he is spilling a lot on email. Read the new ridiculous rationalization of his time spent with "rent boy" Lucien:
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In a follow-up e-mail to Christianity Today, Rekers said that his wife will be retiring soon and will accompany him on trips when their sons are unavailable.

"I confessed to the Lord and to my family that I was unwise and wrong to hire this travel assistant after knowing him only one month before the trip and not knowing whether he was more than a person raised in a Christian home," Rekers said. "I also confessed to the Lord and to my family the sin of thereby putting myself into a vulnerable situation where I tragically became subject to false allegations."

Rekers said that he regrets "unanticipated harm" for his "unwise decision," and briefly mentioned part of the trip. "One thing for which I am grateful is that my travel assistant openly shared his spiritual doubts with me during the trip and he did let me share the gospel of Jesus Christ with him with many Scriptures in three extended conversations." Rekers said he is being advised by a team of three Christian counselors. "And I have committed myself to ongoing meetings with an experienced pastor and counselor from my church, so I can more fully understand my weaknesses and prevent this kind of unwise decision-making in the future."

Rekers declined a phone interview with CT. "Because this has become a legal matter concerning defamation, Professor Rekers has been advised not to grant interviews," an unnamed respondent said in an e-mail from his website.

Wow. Textbook.

In related news, the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus has called on Attorney General Bill McCollum to pay back Florida taxpayers for the $120,000 paid to this fraudulent boob for his testimony in support of the state's gay adoption ban.

The Palm Beach Post questioned McCollum about the hiring of Rekers in a video interview.

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Watch: Keith Olbermann and Michael Musto Discuss George Rekers

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Keith Olbermann and Michael Musto discussed the Rekers scandal on last night's Countdown

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Meanwhile, the Miami Herald has published PDFs of the letter from AG Bill McCollum requesting Rekers be hired (here) and the purchase requisition for his services (below):

"The state planned to cap Rekers' fee at $60,900 -- but paid him $120,693 after he exceeded his contracted hours. 'It is not unusual for estimated costs to require adjustment during the course of trial preparation,' said Sandi Copes, communications director for the Florida Attorney General's Office. Copes said the extra hours were not agreed to in writing, but 'merely by discussion.' 'A total of 402.31 hours was submitted for payment by invoice attached. Of the 402.31 hours, 203 was paid by Direct Order,' according to a 2009 state settlement agreement. 'We accept responsibility for not obtaining a written document for the 199.31 remaining hours. However, the monies are legally due.'"   

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