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“Ex-gay” blogger Matt Moore, whose well-established anti-gay views have landed him several profiles, has had his Grindr profile outed.
Maybe he was using it for networking.
“Ex-gay” blogger Matt Moore, whose well-established anti-gay views have landed him several profiles, has had his Grindr profile outed by LGBT rights blogger Zinnia Jones. Moore has penned several columns for the Christian Post lambasting the “homosexual lifestyle” and urged gays to reform their lives to make it more in line with the Bible.
As Gawker notes, Moore’s story, titled “Homosexaulity, Drunkenness, Grace, and Redemption,” explaining that his “homosexual feelings” have decreased after he said God contacted him at a gay bar in September 2010, which began his journey of so-called redemption.
Moore admitted in the post he still suffers with gay inclinations and desires. He blogged last week that he’s still afflicted with loneliness but it’s through the power of the Lord, he claims, that gives him the power to repudiate his gay feelings.
But his “overwhelming loneliness” got to the best of him when a tipster alerted Jones of Moore’s profile in Grindr, a hookup app popular in the gay community. Moore’s picture was the same one used for his Christian Post columns, although users can upload any picture on to Grindr. But he confirmed to Jones that it was him.
Like I told the guy who sent you the picture, I am wrong in having been on grindr. I haven’t changed my views on homosexuality, the bible, etc.
Creating a grindr profile and talking to guys on it was major disobedience on my part….disobedience to Christ. Disobedience to a loving and gracious God. Thankfully, I believe that He forgives me for this disobedience. I believe the blood of Christ covers this disobedience. And I won’t be on grindr again….ever.
Although Jones praised Moore for owning up to his profile, she assailed him for putting himself in a “deceptive and hypocritical situation” from the get-go.
“So-called ‘ex-gays’ publicly promote the notion that LGBT people are sinning against a god who will torture them eternally if they fail to suppress and deny their true nature,” wrote Jones. “But privately, they often seem to have trouble practicing what they preach.”
She drilled further into Moore, calling his beliefs “faith-based nonsense” and “reality-denying foolishness. … Don’t fall for ‘ex-gays’—they don’t even believe what they’re selling,” said Jones.
Photo via Zinnia Jones
A former editorial operations specialist and staff writer for the Daily Dot, Jordan Valinsky is a tech reporter and web culture commentator. His work has been published by the Week, Digiday, CNNMoney, Popular Mechanics, Vice, Mic, and Betabeat.