Self-Proclaimed Ex-Gay Spotted On Grindr

Not sure if you’ve heard of Matt Moore before but here’s a little background. Moore is a reformed “ex-gay” who blogs for the site Christian Post. There he writes about the evils of homosexuality, his experiences as a homosexual and his decision to leave the “lifestyle.” Here’s an excerpt from one of his posts.

“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.” – Matt Moore

Perhaps, he’s watching the wrong kind of gay porn? LOL. With all this in mind, imagine the raised eyebrows when the 23-year-old was recently spotted on Grindr. Was he there to make “friends” or simply falling off the reformed gay bandwagon? A horny boy’s gotta do, what a boy’s gotta do 😉 Atheist blogger & LGBTQ activist Zinnia Jones who’s written about Moore before, noticed his presence on the hookup site. She contacted Moore to see if that indeed was his genuine profile. Surprisingly, Matt did confirm it and wrote the following response.

“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.” – Matt Moore

To check out Zinnia Jones’ original post discussing this whole matter, click here. It’s a worthwhile read.

I classify myself as somewhat religious and try to attend church whenever I can, but you don’t hear me talking about it frequently on the site. IMHO, it’s a personal thing. I always find it hilarious when someone is supremely vocal with such an extreme viewpoint, only to find “egg” in their face a short time later. What do you think of Matt’s ex-gay propaganda and his decision to appear on Grindr? Hypocritical or simply a lost soul? Sound off below.

  • Danny

    Oh Lord! Please let him disobey with me some time 😉

  • Alex

    what does he want actually?

  • Lukas A. James

    He is a very handsome guy….and obviously has a lot of issues still to work through. It’s too bad he is doing it publicly. It is hard enough figuring things out without the whole world chiming in, and being ridiculed on both sides of the fence, be it straights trying to convert him or gays giving him a hard time for flip flopping….hopefully he figures it out, and lives a happy fulfilled life. Either way…he’s still handsome.

  • Andrew

    There’s some people whom you can look into their eyes – even through a photo – and you can see they are lost. His eyes tell a story. The saddest part about it, he is such a good looking young guy! I feel for him.

  • b_89

    The feeling of being stuck in between, unable to fully embrace what you want and desire. I get the feeling. I just wish him the best.

  • kc

    I try to get angry at the guy, but mostly I feel embarrassed and sad for him. Coming from a religious background, I know what it’s like to want to do right by your God… then finally realizing that all that self-loathing you are taught really is not about who or what you worship, but about the people and institutions who think they speak for their higher being/authority/entity/etc.
    I hope he gains some peace within himself and finds fulfillment in his life… sooner rather than later. But everyone comes into their own, in their own time.

  • Michael

    Totally hypocritical, but he’s as much a victim as he is a douche bag. One cannot be that angry at someone who is struggling with who they are when they are caught up in the mob mentality that is prevalent within Christianity. I liken it to Stockholm Syndrome. You are held hostage through the constant enforcement of a negative view of how one is naturally. Just think if they preached Blondes are all the spawn of satan. Being blonde is a sin. Blonde hair is just a choice. After a while you’d only see blonde roots on a Saturday morning, early, at the drug store. I feel for the guy, I’ve been there, lived his life and would not wish that on anyone.

  • DouggSeven

    Poor brainwashed christians. Their homophobia is so strong that they hold the ‘mankind shall not lie with mankind’ passage so dear to their misguided hearts and bypass about 20 other ridiculous so-called ‘rules’. It’s even sadder when gay men are christians because they know there’s nothing wrong or changeable about their sexual desires.

  • DouggSeven

    ‘Jus’ curious though. Did he spell ‘Jus’ incorrect or is there a character limit in your opening statement on grindr?

  • M

    How about both the gays and Christians giving him a hug and say “It’s alright to be both at the same time.”

  • DouggSeven

    His Grindr photo looks less gay then his ‘not gay anymore!’photo.

  • greg

    poor kid. Religion is contagious psychosis and it is destroying this planet and here is proof once again.

  • Andrew

    I don’t begrudge people needing to believe in a higher power or being “religious” in order to have some peace, comfort and meaning in their lives, but he is an example of someone who is screwed over by the very Religion he so fervently believes in. It’s such a colossal mind-f*ck to have to go against your own nature, because some institution tells you it’s wrong and a sin. It truly amazes me how so many gay “Christians” continue to struggle and are made to feel bad about themselves for being their true selves. The truth really does set you free; if only more of them would believe this, rather than what’s in the greatest work of fiction ever written.

  • OdetoFear

    There’s a hell of a lot of sites and forums in which you can talk to gay men. Grindr is for fucking. So save all those excuses and admit you were starving for dick. At least he’s falling in line with the new stance on being “ex-gay.” It’s not about curing homosexuality it’s about not acting on your urges. Unfortunately they don’t realize how unhealthy it is to suppress your sexual desires.