’Ex-Gay’ Christian Blogger Caught on Grindr
An "ex-gay" blogger who wrote for the Christian Post about how he was cured of his homosexuality was recently spotted on the gay geosocial hookup app, Grindr, Gawker reports.
In Matt Moore’s lengthy piece for the Post last year, titled, "My Story: Homosexuality, Drunkenness, Grace and Redemption," he writes how Christianity has helped him leave his gay lifestyle - at least until he discovered Grindr.
"I can, in truth, firmly say that the longer I keep turning away from my homosexual desires, the less in strength they become," Moore wrote for the publication. In August, however, Moore, 23, wrote that he was still having urges to have sex with men.
"Although I have same sex thoughts on a daily basis, I do not, in any way, feel compelled to ever return to a lifestyle of homosexuality," he wrote. Just last week Moore blogged that he was suffering from "overwhelming loneliness."
"Many, many days I have failed to fight perfectly. I have at many times in my walk stooped down and willingly spoon-fed myself the familiar, vile vomit that is sin. Yet, in each and every one of my failures- I was given grace; grace to repent and to keep following after Jesus," Moore wrote.
Apparently Moore had a moment of weakness recently as Zinnia Jones of Freethought Blogs exposed the "ex-gay" was cruising Grindr and looking for "special friends."
Initially, Jones suspected the profile may be fake, as she was tipped off by a reader and Moore’s Grindr profile picture was the same as his Post’s profile picture. He didn’t deny that he was using Grindr, however, and admitted to Jones that he has given into temptation once again.
"I am wrong in having been on grindr. I haven’t changed my views on homosexuality, the bible, etc.," he told Jones. "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."