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Rekers quits National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality to fight 'false reports'

A week after the Miami New Times broke the story of religious right activist George Alan Rekers's hiring of a "travel assistant" from a gay escort service, and a week after Rekers told me he was considering suing for defamation on this story, he quits the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. His statement:

I am immediately resigning my membership in NARTH to allow myself the time necessary to fight the false media reports that have been made against me. With the assistance of a defamation attorney, I will fight these false reports because I have not engaged in any homosexual behavior whatsoever. I am not gay and never have been.

NARTH has also scrubbed Rekers's papers from the Web site -- they show up in a site search, but "rekers.html" is inactive.

By David Weigel  |  May 12, 2010; 11:31 AM ET
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