Grandstanding or legitimate query? You decide.
Californians Against Hate, a gay advocacy group based in San Francisco, is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate George Rekers, the embattled evangelical leader who has been a staunch critic of gays. Rekers, who co-founded the Family Research Council with James Dobson, is reported to have gone on a 10-day European trip with a 20-year-old male prostitute. See below posts for more details.
The group asked the department in a letter to investigate possible improprieties by Rekers, wondering, for example, who paid for Rekers’ European trip, which it estimates may have cost as much as $15,000.
Below is Californians Against Hate’s letter to the U.S. Department of Justice:
May 6, 2010
The Honorable Eric Holder
U. S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
I would like to request a complete and thorough Justice Department Investigation of the reported questionable activities of Mr. George Alan Rekers.
I also seek a full and complete investigation of his past and current associates including James Dobson and his Focus on the Family of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Tony Perkins and his Family Research Council of Washington, DC, an arm of Focus on the Family. All three men are very close.
There have been numerous reports of possible illicit activities. Here are just some of the links to news coverage regarding this scandal:
Thank you very much.
Californians Against Hate