Just read judge Lederman's ruling on the adoption case (http://www.aclu.org/files/images/asset_upload_file16_37906.pdf) Was a really good read. Thanks, metta, for providing the link.
It is both amazing and appalling to see how just lucrative Rekers' professional hate-spewing is. The ruling states "The State of Florida has paid Dr. Rekers an advance retainer of $60,900 for work performed on this case to date" and further stipulates (in a footnote) "Dr. Rekers also testified that he may bill the State for additional time."
Interestingly, Rekers' testimony, despite the substantial price attached, did not hold any sway. The ruling states, "Dr. Rekers astounded the Court when he testified that he favors removal of any child from a homosexual household, even after placement in that household for ten years, in favor of a heterosexual household. To this Court’s further astonishment, the witness hypothesized that such a child would recover from the removal from his family of 10 years after one year in a heterosexual household. The Court finds this testimony to be contrary to science and decades of research in child development." And a bit later, "Dr. Rekers’ testimony was far from a neutral and unbiased recitation of the relevant scientific evidence. Dr. Rekers’ beliefs are motivated by his strong ideological and theological convictions that are not consistent with the science. Based on his testimony and demeanor at trial, the court can not consider his testimony to be credible nor worthy of forming the basis of public policy."
Rekers' testimony was thoroughly refuted by the testimony of actual professionals which proceeded his and the judge in this case did not consider him credible. And despite that, this hypocrite has been able to reap substantial financial rewards with his pseudo-science. It's truly disgusting.