A prominent “ex-gay” activist who blogs about the evils of homosexuality for the Christian Post recently put his profile on the popular gay ap Grindr, where men troll for quick sex hook-ups with others in their immediate vicinity.
Matt Moore, a poster child of the “ex-gay” movement, acknowledged last night that his recent move to New Orleans had provided him with too much temptation and he’d succumbed to his religiously repressed urges to have sexual relations with other men. Responding to an item posted on the popular blog JoeMyGod, Moore wrote last night:
“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.”
In August of last year, Moore wrote:
“Yes, their attraction toward the same sex is unnatural and some of them may be extremely promiscuous (as are some heterosexual people) and being indulgent in sexual immorality – but their desire for love and affection is still very real and very much a driving force in their life.
“The Lord has used my own thoughts and desires recently to show this to me. There have been instances lately where I have started to feel an emotional pull toward someone of the same sex. Before these recent experiences, I had forgotten that I had ever felt that way before … emotionally drawn toward men (I’m superb at blocking out emotions – so it makes sense to me I would naturally forget certain ones I’ve experienced in the past), but recently, for whatever reasons, I have had an awakening in the cravings of my heart. Not for sex, not for mere physical interaction – but for love and affection.”