In some ways I'm ambivalent about Rekers. I want to mock him and heap scorn on him, and I have and probably will continue to. After all, he and his ilk have been largely responsible for untold numbers of gay kids growing up thinking there is something abominable about themselves and having that opinion reinforced by their parents and often their peers. Parents are also gravely hurt by the religious right's rhetoric when they buy into the notion that, despite their parental instincts, they cannot accept their own children as they are.
But aren't Rekers, Larry "Wide Stance" Craig, and other anti-gay gay people victims of the same culture? Should we feel compassion for them because the homophobia they were raised on caused such cognitive dissonance that they became crusaders against what they loathed about themselves? Is it still okay to celebrate the revelation of hypocrisy when it's clearly pathological?
They're all over me!
Butterbean learning to stagger
This is a video about hipster dads in L.A. by my funny brother-in-law (wife's sister's husband), Sam Riegel, and his writing partner/traveling companion Rob Blatt. Sam's almost famous (so's Rob, but we're not related). Look him up on IMDB. You've probably heard his voice in weird anime shows and video games, and seen him as Tiger Woods in this video. They totally stole the idea for this video from my life.
At the Reservoir