MIAMI, May 6 (UPI) -- An anti-gay psychologist says he hired a young Florida man from Rentboy.com to carry his bags on a European trip.
The young man, who would identify himself only as Geo, told The Miami Herald that George Rekers only paid him $75, a fraction of what he would receive if sexual services were involved. Geo described himself as a student from Spain attending college in Miami.
"He was setting me up as a companion," Geo said. "In all honesty, he's a very kind, family-values man."
Rekers, a founder of the Family Research Council, recently testified in a challenge to Florida law banning adoptions by gays, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says.
The 61-year-old in an e-mail said he needed someone to help with his luggage because of medical problems following surgery.
Wayne Besen, head of Truth Wins Out, a group opposing the notion that homosexuality is curable, said it is "even creepier if they didn't have sex."
"Rekers is driving the story right now with his comical denial," Besen said. "He could have just as easily given someone a big tip to carry his bags, like everyone else does."