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'Ex-Gay' Blogger for the 'Christian Post' Caught on Grindr, Admits His 'Disobedience to Christ'

Activist Zinnia Jones, via one of her readers, revealed a Grindr profile yesterday belonging to someone who appeared to be Matt Moore, an "ex-gay" blogger for the Christian Post, who has written much about his departure from the "gay lifestyle".

Like this: Moore

God commands me to repent of my sin not because He’s an evil dictator, but because He’s a loving Father who knows that my sin will destroy me in multiple ways. Mentally, emotionally, physically, and ultimately eternally. If you don’t think homosexuality hurts anybody, just check out the statistics. Check out the number of murders among the gay community. Check out the addiction rate among homosexuals. Check out the average lifespan of a male homosexual. Seriously, just google it. You can see for yourself. …

I can, in truth, firmly say that the longer I keep turning away from my homosexual desires, the less in strength they become. My homosexual feelings have definitely diminished since the night God started drawing me to Himself in September of 2010. Are they completely gone? No, they are not. Will they ever be completely gone? I do not know. …

The main thing that I struggle with the most still is pornography, but even that is changing. I don’t get the same satisfaction that I used to from it. My stomach actually turns at the site of homosexual “relations.” But I also know that if I continue to watch it and harden my heart toward the Holy Spirit’s conviction, I will start to see things again through the eyes of my sinful flesh rather than through the eyes of the Spirit.

Zinnia has a few more examples on her blog. Anyway, after exposing Moore, he wrote her:

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.

As we all know, Moore is not only deluding himself, but his writings are dangerous to others who may be reading them with questioning feelings. Hopefully, he'll see the light at some point and realize there's no such thing as "ex-gay" and preaching that there is only does harm to others. In the meantime, look out for him on Grindr.

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  1. In what exact passage did Jesus decry divorce?

    On the other hand who cares.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 5, 2013 9:43:35 AM

  2. Organizations like the Christian Post [assuming they are legit] would be wise to avoid hiring 'ex-gays' and to really do comprehensive background checks on those who work and freelancers who write for them. They can be easily set-up.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 5, 2013 9:43:47 AM

  3. Hmm a conflicted "ex"-gay that is on grindr and just moved to New Orleans.

    Good luck with that.

    I love New Orleans; but it is an adult's city. More than most other places in this country, it is a city that does NOT come with training wheels. If you want to do it there, you can do it there; and those without self control, or good judgement can quickly and all too easily end up in a very bad way.

    This guy doesn't seem to be very self aware, nor very in control of his impulses, nor very in-touch with reality. I don't see this going well for him. If Mardi Gras this week is anything like it used to be... He'll likely be shuffling around some pool table in a darkened room, somewhere in the quarter, "pretending" he's "just looking for the men's room; because the lines for the bathrooms in the straight clubs are all too long."

    I hope whoever finds him treats him gently and observes Mr. Savage's campsite rule.

    Posted by: Dego | Feb 5, 2013 9:48:19 AM

  4. He truly needs professional help.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 5, 2013 9:51:17 AM

  5. UFFDA google is your friend.

    Posted by: arrant | Feb 5, 2013 9:56:02 AM

  6. Maybe he should shave his head like the Japanese pop star who was caught with a boyfriend?

    Posted by: beef and fur | Feb 5, 2013 9:56:36 AM

  7. LOL. I discovered Zinnia Jones a few years ago and her YouTube videos are pretty great, incisive and smart with just enough 'snark' to make them fun. The way she wrote about Matt Moore's photo being on Grindr, as if it *must* be an imposter since the "real" Matt Moore has given all such things up, is a model of sarcasm.

    "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."

    If he wasn't doing so much damage I'd feel sorry for this schmuck, but then I feel sorry for everyone who looks toward a 2000 year old book written by superstitious zealots as the last word in morality and the origins of the universe. Even if you assume there IS a Creator it doesn't follow that the Bible says a single true thing about that entity, is anything more than the ramblings of unstable minds.

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 5, 2013 10:02:47 AM

  8. How soon before this sadsack ends up like Jason Russell, the Invisible Children "good Christian" guy who melted down in Pacific Beach and was running around naked and flashing passer-bys before he got arrested?

    Posted by: HenryHolland | Feb 5, 2013 10:08:31 AM

  9. I would b@ng him sooooooo hard.

    Posted by: Francine | Feb 5, 2013 10:09:33 AM

  10. As I told a young Mormon boy who I had a quick fling a time or two years ago..."the cock is stronger than Jesus..." He would run back to his faith and not associate with gays for a year at a time. Now he is married to a man living in West Hollywood. You can not deny who you are 100% of the time.

    Posted by: Reacenyc | Feb 5, 2013 10:17:06 AM


    He just needs to meet a nice guy.

    Posted by: David in NYC | Feb 5, 2013 10:34:08 AM

  12. See ya back on Gridr, Matt!.....you KNOW you will be there, sooner or later.

    Posted by: thom | Feb 5, 2013 10:54:15 AM

  13. Trying to change your sexual orientation is like trying to change your eye color, you can mask it by wearing colored contact lens', but if green eyed, blue eyed or brown eyed, you'll still be that eye color when the lens' come off. Quite trying to please others by being someone you're not.

    Posted by: mike ramon | Feb 5, 2013 11:10:54 AM

  14. How stupid do you have to be to buy into his BS? How stupid does he have to be to buy into his BS?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 5, 2013 11:37:34 AM

  15. Bottom, top, or versatile?

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 5, 2013 11:43:03 AM

  16. Ooooooooooops!! BUSTED!!!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 5, 2013 11:50:15 AM

  17. Never underestimate the power of the Jesus drug.

    Posted by: MikeInQueens | Feb 5, 2013 12:05:58 PM

  18. How sad and lonely.

    I wonder what drives his hypocrisy and lies ?

    His family's lack of acceptance, unless he's forever in denial about the truth about his nature, our nature ?

    Despite the really horrific things he says about all gay people, oddly enough, I can't bring myself to condemn him. Probably because the rest of you have jumped all over THAT wagon with the passion of a crazy fundie !

    I wonder why, I want to understand why he's so twisted, people don't just end up like that randomly. There's some reason.

    One thing I do know for sure - today I'm really happy for my own life !

    Posted by: Buckie | Feb 5, 2013 12:08:51 PM

  19. thing is, with his heinously not-at-all adjusted take on being "homosexual" he's more likely to get involved in not only addiction, but "harmful" behaviors.

    maybe if he'd had accepting parents, or learned to stand up against his non-accepting ones like MOST gay men do, he could do what a lot of us do: date, hangout, make friends, have occasional safe sex with a partner we trust and enjoy, and smoke a nice fat joint to relac afterwards.

    oh well.

    i hate pity and sympathy, to an extent, for the weak-minded men brought up by fiery bigots. but that sympathy stops where their harm afflicted on others begins.

    wanna be an ex-gay? shut the F**k up about it and go be an ex-gay in the presence of those heterosexuals who loathe you whose approval you desperately seek. but the second your take your ex-gay lies and bulls**t and start using it to harm others, you lose any chance of being a "victim" - you're the problem.

    you dont' need Jesus, you and your entire family need PFLAG.

    i'm reminded of the end of The Boys in the Band...

    "You're a sad and pathetic man. You're a homosexual and you don't want to be, but there's nothing you can do to change it. Not all the prayers to your god, not all the analysis you can buy in all the years you've go left to live. You may one day be able to know a heterosexual life if you want it desperately enough. If you pursue it with the fervor with which you annihilate. But you'll always be homosexual as well. Always Michael. Always. Until the day you die."

    Dear Insecure Gays, 44 year later, this quote still applies.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 5, 2013 12:14:11 PM

  20. Honestly, yes, he's cute. Yes, if he weren't totally unfortunate, I could hookup with him (although I'm not a grindr guy).

    None of this is here nor there. The TRAGIC thing is this is yet another gay man who has been damaged by a society, and specifically religious culture, that tells us that being gay is untenable with being Christian, and being a real man.

    This is not funny, yeah, I know, I know, so many of these anti-gay bigots are gay themselves, or straight and doing things behind closed doors that would make gay men look like saints. But these men are still, at the end of the day, one of our own. And they are destroying themselves and, in turn, destroying the gay community, because they have been programmed to believe homosexuality is representative of everything God hates.

    Matt is another victim of the systematic destruction that is levied against our community. Matt Moore is a victim. I feel bad for him. My heart aches not for him, but for the message he's sending out to younger gay teens, that they too can "change" if they try hard enough, without realizing just how psychologically and emotionally damaged men like Matt are.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 5, 2013 12:27:39 PM

  21. "It is always the really sick people that try to take over the world. The rest of us are content to just give a couple of cocktail parties." --Gene Elder

    Posted by: Gene Elder | Feb 5, 2013 12:30:30 PM

  22. I feel sorry for him. He's trying to do what he thinks right, and I respect that. Having been down a similar path, I can only hope he comes to see that reality trumps something written in a book 1000 years ago, and that only way to find serenity is to truly listen to his heart rather than his head.

    Posted by: jimstoic | Feb 5, 2013 12:35:02 PM

  23. I would like to see how many heterosexuals would grow up "well adjusted" if they were transported to a world where homosexuality was the norm and people were openly and virulently heterophobic.

    Posted by: Blake | Feb 5, 2013 12:36:12 PM

  24. fun fact - "God" can't (or won't?) cure cancer, stop children from being raped, end war, save victims of drought or famine. Little Jessica is dying of leukemia?

    Sorry, God can't save her. God is too busy, you see, helping these adult resentful-homosexuals develop a taste for pu**y.

    Or something.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 5, 2013 12:36:17 PM

  25. Just another poor soul twisted in knots by his belief in that primitive collection of writings called the "holy" bible. Anywhere you find homophobia, you find the primitive biblical myths as its root cause.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 5, 2013 12:38:42 PM

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