May 14th, 2010, 12:01 pm · 18 Comments · posted by
Ten days after the scandal broke, embattled Christian right leader George Rekers is remaining consistent in his story that he didn’t know the 20-year-old ”Lucien” was a male prostitute when he hired him as a travel companion.
In an e-mail Thursday to Christianity Today magazine, Rekers reiterated that he didn’t know “Lucien” was gay, and said, according to the magazine, “that his wife will be retiring soon and will accompany him on trips when their sons are unavailable.”
Rekers has found a silver lining in the scandal.
“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
embattled evangelical George Rekers
share the gospel of Jesus Christ with him with many Scriptures in three extended conversations,” Rekers wrote in the e-mail.
But he also offered this apology:
“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.”
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