Dan Savage vs. George Rekers (NSFW!)

I’m a fan of advice columnist Dan Savage. His weekly series “Savage Love” includes candid advice about love, lust, relationships (including intimate, family, professional, etc.) and sex. Think of him as the gay lovechild of Dear Abby and Dr. Ruth.

Dan has a loyal following, and he’s not afraid to use it when he has a bone to pick with someone.

Savage is the genius behind the movement to redefine former conservative senator Rick Santorum’s name as a slang term for something related to gay sex. (For more, see this article sharing the whole backstory and the Spreading Santorum website that eventually formed as a result.)

For the record, Santorum is “the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.” And it became such a popular Google search term that during the campaign it beat out the official campaign website for the #1 result when people search for “Santorum” on Google. (It’s still the top result!)

Obviously, the Savage Love fan base is a force to be reckoned with… And with great power comes great responsibility, as any Spiderman fan will tell you. So Dan is very careful not to overuse his volunteer army, reserving his call-to-arms movements for the worst offenders of anti-gay lunacy.

It looks like Dan has found his next target: conservative George Rekers, who Dan describes as “a towering figure of the religious right.” Rekers is a notorious foe of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. It seems Rekers is joining the ranks of anti-gay advocates who are publicly busted for gay sex, sometimes involving gay prostitutes.

Here’s Dan Savage’s suggestion for how we can pay homage to this latest development, from his May 13th column:

Rekers is … the cofounder of the Family Research Council; a member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, a group that claims it can cure homosexuality; and the go-to guy for “expert” testimony about how gay people threaten and endanger children. And last week, Rekers got busted coming back from a 10-day European vacation with a 20-year-old male escort he found on Rentboy.com. Rekers told two reporters from the Miami New Times that he “can’t lift luggage,” so what other choice did he have but to hire a 20-year-old with an eight-inch cock?

To mark the downfall of yet another crazy and hypocritical closet case, I propose that “whatever floats your boat” be immediately and permanently retired in favor of “whatever lifts your luggage.” This will be George “Rentboy” Rekers’s legacy, his lexi-colonic gift to the English language. Help spread the meme.

There you go, GatorUptown.com readers… Let’s get to work.

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One Response to Dan Savage vs. George Rekers (NSFW!)

  1. […] Santorum vs. Spreading Santorum I’ve mentioned advice columnist Dan Savage’s brilliant campaign to vilify the name of conservative politician Rick Santorum before, and have snickered as Savage […]

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