Updated Tuesday, 12:20 p.m. PST
Outspoken "ex-gay" Christian Post blogger Matt Moore has verified that, yes, the Grindr profile we brought to your attention yesterday that was purported to belong to him is real.
See how the former gay that spends his time on gay hook-up sites explains himself after the jump.
Matt Moore tells Free Thought blogger, Zinnia Jones:
"The grindr profile was really mine. I’ve been on it on and off for the last couple of weeks.
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.
The pastor of my church and the church body I am a part of were informed about me being on grindr (I told them) before all of this came out, publicly."
Oh Matty, there are no benefits to all of this delusion and self-loathing. And FYI, there are plenty of happy, openly gay Christians. Perhaps you should reach out? Get a little support and guidance?
You're 23 (unless that's just 23 in Grindr years)! Don't waste your youth in self-hate.
Come on in, kiddo, the water's fine!
What do you think of Matt's confession, Instincters?
Uh oh, has this "ex-gay's" hand been caught in the cookie jar or is someone setting him up?
Vocal ex-gay, Matthew Moore, who speaks on the evils of homosexuality and his transition away from "unnatural" homosexual cravings into the blissful world of heterosexuality on the Christian Post, was spotted on Grindr! (Or maybe it's someone pretending to be Matt! It's possible, y'all!)
More after the jump.
Zinnia Jones, an "atheist activist" blogger over at Free Thought Blogs brought Moore's alleged presence on the hookup site to the interweb's attention.
As Zinnia points out: "Not only has the Grindr profile used Moore’s name, but also his age (he was born in 1989) and even the fact that he recently moved to New Orleans. Obviously, someone is trying to make it look like Matt Moore, a noted former homosexual, is now participating in a gay dating network. Whoever is responsible for this should be ashamed of themselves for trying to besmirch the name of a devout, morally upright follower of Christ who has prevailed over his sinful temptations."
Obviously, Jones is being facetious, but we have to wonder is this self-proclaimed "ex-gay" giving into his unnatural carnal desires or is someone playing a prank?
No self-respecting ex-gay would ever possibly go trolling for tail online, would he? (And with a readily viewable face pic, no less!)
Image Source (H/T: Joe.My.God.)