Demand an Apology from Bill McCollum- No More Bigots for Hire!
|BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General Bill McCollum's "Expert" Adoption Ban Witness Caught with Prostitute
Florida Top Lawyer Paid $87,000 to Long-Discredited Witnesses in Adoption Case
George Rekers, the "expert" witness picked by Attorney General Bill McCollum to defend Florida's anti-gay adoption ban has been caught with a male prostitute at the Miami airport, according to the Miami New Times.
Rekers and a cohort were hired as "expert" witnesses and paid an astonishing $87,000 to defend Florida's anti-gay adoption ban on McCollum's behalf.
The lion share, $60,000, went to Rekers. He and his colleague, Walter Schumm, were the ONLY two witnesses McCollum called in his effort to reverse a Miami judge who ruled that Florida's adoption ban to be unconstitutional.
Why would Bill McCollum force the cash-strapped state to shell out $87,000 - that's 2.5 years worth of salary to the average American - for discredited witness testimony?
Rekers' testimony in a prior case was found completely worthless by the Arkansas Supreme Court! According to the Arkansas Leader:
"The Arkansas judge, Timothy Fox, said Rekers' testimony was worthless as evidence because it was only his personal view. The Arkansas Supreme Court concluded later that Rekers' testimony was pointless and it declared Huckabee's anti-gay rule unconstitutional. Rekers testifies as a scientific expert for states that adopt anti-gay laws. The states lose, but Rekers always takes in big fees."
Rekers, a national "ex-gay" leader, was a fraud long before he was caught in Miami. It is disgraceful that the attorney general used taxpayer dollars to compensate this discredited bigot-for-hire. It shows just how low they have to scrape to find anyone even willing to defend Florida's harmful ban that denies children permanent loving homes.