My own view is that Rekers has harmed himself greatly, and will probably do so until his dying day, that is, if his words to the media after to be believed. And it is about belief, is it not? Rekers seems to be Ok with thinking he's not gay because he didn't actually have gay sex, which is kinda like a girl thinking she's not having sex because she is only giving her boyfriend a blowjob. Last I heard, the BRAIN was the biggest sex organ. And I don't write this to be cute, funny or provocative. Science understands that sexual orientation has everything to do with the hardwiring of the brain, not what the genitals are doing.
Personally, I can have compassion for Rekers, but as I see it, this isn't magic. Compassion does, however, help keep my inner aggressiveness from engaging, which is what 'be the change you seek' is all about- at least- as I understand it.
Will this circumstance bring Rekers to a place where he can see and feel the untold misery his actions have had on others? Perhaps. And perhaps not. But if - and when - that day comes, he will have to learn to have true compassion for himself.
Be the love you seek.
Last edited by Daniel; 05-27-2010 at 02:57 PM.