Claims to fame: Anti-gay “ex-gay” who believes every gay person who lives an honest life “surely deserves … eternal anguish and torture”;
writes wrote a series of essays for the rabidly anti-gay Christian Post about being “saved from a lifestyle full of drunkenness and homosexuality” — which, of course, he blames on pornography, child molestation, his parents’ divorce, his mother’s bisexuality, a “demonic presence”… all those usual fallbacks delusional “ex-gays” use to try to convince themselves (and you) that they simply aren’t born gay. Flaming hypocrite. Shameless liar.
Moral apex: Profile with his picture spotted on Grindr; reportedly ‘fessed up that, yep, it really, truly was his profile.
What’s Grindr? It’s an iPod app that men use to find other nearby men looking for a hookup.
Ew! Hey, different strokes (pun intended) for different folks. As long as everything is safe, sane, and consensual, everybody involved is over 18, and nobody is mentally challenged, why should we care? Why should you care?
But you do care — at least as far as this Matt Moore fellow goes. We sure do. As we always say, we don’t give a hoot who’s shagging whom unless the “who” and/or the “whom” is a gigantic, flaming hypocrite — especially one who is hurting other people while doing the same darned thing he’s accusing them of and condemning them for. Pardon the grammar.
Grammar pardoned. So this “ex-gay” dude was looking for a zipless
Okay, what’s the story? Well, first, let it be known that we did not break this bombshell. It was Zinnia Jones — “atheist activist, writer and videoblogger focusing on the impact of religious belief, political follies and LGBTQ rights,” who blogs over at the wonderful FreeThoughtBlogs — who busted the story wide open.
Yesterday (February 4th), Zinnia got a tip from a reader “that someone seems to be using a picture of Matt Moore on Grindr.” See “Someone is using a picture of ex-gay Matt Moore on Grindr.”
Zinnia never said it was Moore; wisely, she just laid out the apparent evidence for all to see: a screenshot of Moore’s photo appearing on the Grindr app, and, more damning, another screenshot of what appears to be Moore’s Grindr profile.
She then posted a screenshot of Matt Moore’s Twitter account (which, surprisingly, is still active), which matches the photo on his currently-defunct Facebook profile (cache), and— well, just look at his Twitter photo.
But, wait! There’s more! Zinnia posted anew, saying she’d contacted Moore directly to ask him about Grindr, and received this reply:
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.
How do you know this is for real? We can’t swear it is — but we do hold Zinnia Jones in the highest regard, and have no reason to doubt her.
If that’s not enough, some of the latest posts on Moore’s Twitter feed appear to speak volumes:
The bit about Gawker is most likely a reference to this: “Christian Post Blogger Who Wrote About ‘Leaving Homosexuality’ Found Cruising for Dudes on Grindr,” Neetzan Zimmerman, Gawker, February 4, 2013
And “the real story” points to Moore’s eponymous domain, which merely contains more (much more) of the same drivel as in Moore’s Christian Post blog. (You might want to keep an eye on it, however; it stands to reason that if he really intends to “address” his current situation, as Moore promises in the tweet below, it will be on that site.)
Gee, don’t you feel sorry for the guy? He really seems to be hurting. Because he’s living a lie? Nope. He’s a big boy, capable of discerning the truth — something about which he writes frequently (his now-defunct Christian Post blog was titled “Standing In Truth” – !), but about which he knows absolutely nothing.
We would feel sorry for him — very sorry — if he wasn’t using his self-internalized homophobia to spread the filthy, destructive lie that homosexuality is a thing to be fought, to be overcome through sheer will by the grace-’n'-blood of Jesus H. Christ. If he wants to delude himself into believing that he can be turned straight with a blast of spray from a big ol’ can o’ Jesus’ Gay-No-More, that’s his thing, his delusion, his lifelong nightmare, his problem.
But when he allows himself to be exploited publicly as yet another poster boy for the dangerous and damaging “ex-gay” movement, then it becomes our problem — and our business.
That, after all, is everything Conservative Babylon is about: exposing the hypocrites who are not simply hurting themselves (we couldn’t give a fart in a jar about that), but hurting others, be they children or adults, under the guise of religion.
And Matt Moore is the epitome of the sort of hypocrisy — and hypocrite — with which we simply cannot abide.
I see what you mean. Good.
But… one more thing: How can you call Matt Moore a “shameless liar”? He writes, repeatedly, that he hasn’t been “cured” of homosexuality, and that acting straight is a constant struggle for him. So, he’s been honest about that. Yep, he has been. But he’s still a shameless liar. Or maybe we should say shameful liar — for one reason: He repeats filthy lies like this:
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.
— Matt Moore
“My Story: Homosexuality, Drunkenness, Grace and Redemption.” (offline)
Christian Post, March 16, 2012
Sure, Google this garbage all you like — and all your Googling will lead you right back to one single, solitary, sickening source: the discredited junk “researcher” Paul Cameron, “whose one-man statistical chop shop, the Family Research Institute, churns out hate literature masquerading as legitimate science” and whose vomitous lies are repeated, ad nauseam, by the worst of the worst anti-gay groups and individual activists — the Family “Research” Council, the American Family Association, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
“Check out the number of murders among the gay community.”
We’re not sure if Matty means most murderers are gay, or gay folks are more likely to be murdered, but, either way, both lies go right back to Paul Cameron:
Among the false information that Cameron has put out over the years is the following…
**Out of all the mass-murders in the US over the past seventeen years, homosexuals killed at least 68% of the victims.
“Why Defeating Paul Cameron Originated Lies Matters”
July 25, 2009
The National Examiner (that’s the National Enquirer‘s dumber, louder sister) has cited Paul Cameron as an “expert” on gay serial killers, based on a Cameron source from 1983. Qouth the Examiner:
“A study of 518 sexually-tinged mass murders in the U.S. from 1966 to 1983 determined that 350 — or 68 percent — of the victims were killed by those who practiced homosexuality and that 19 of the 44 murderers were bisexuals or homosexuals,” writes Paul Cameron, Ph.D. in a report for the family Research Institute”.
— Jim Burroway
“Paul Cameron at a Supermarket Checkout Near You”
Box Turtle Bulletin, January 17, 2008
Paul Cameron can be the source of almost endless amusement with his contradictory dishonesty. He writes that gay men are 116 times more likely to be murdered. As you shall see this means that the number of gay men murdered every year exceeds the total number of murders per year. That also would mean that no heterosexuals are murdered in the US. His claims are even more outlandish than that. …
Take his absurd life span for gay of 51 (his newest estimate). He claims that just under one percent of all gay men are murdered every year (if they are 118 time more likely to be killed this would be the case). So over the life span of 51 years that would come to 44.8% of all gay men are murdered! And no one has noticed. I would think gay men would notice and say something about it! …
Over a 50 year period, he is claiming that about 92% of all gay men die from homicide, suicide or a car accident. Well, he does say that 9% die of old age. The really amazing thing is that no gay men would be left to die from any other cause. No gay men would die from AIDS, cancer, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, or any other illness you can mention. More amazing is that all the murders, and virtually all victims of suicide or traffic accidents are gay! Heterosexuals are apparently immune from murder, suicide and accidents!
— Classically Liberal
“Magic math and murder”
April 8, 2007
“Check out the addiction rate among homosexuals.”
We won’t deny it — alcohol- and drug-addiction rates are higher among the LGBT community at large. Two points must be noted, however: 1) there is, as Walter Armstrong writes (link below), “nothing about homosexuality that predisposes a gay man to alcoholism” (or other addiction), and 2) if there is a higher prevalence of anything in any community that cannot be attributed to genetics (think: sickle cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disease, hemolytic anemia, RH- among the Basque, etc.), it’s worth examining the reasons for the anomaly.
Special Hypocrite Award to The Christian Post, which deleted every trace of Moore’s writings from its site virtually within seconds of the news of Moore’s fall off the “Ex-Gay” Wagon. Fortunately (for us), the Internet has an endless, unforgiving memory:
We are all too well-acquainted with those reasons — which have nothing whatsoever to do with being gay, and everything to do with being the result of attempting to escape the overwhelming stress of raw, open, unabated anti-gay hatred; a lack of knowledgeable medical professionals providing care targeted toward the LGBT community, and a concerted marketing campaign of unhealthy substances (i.e., alcohol and cigarettes) targeted at the LGBT community (they’ve done the same thing to African-Americans, folks, and then blamed blacks for high rates of alcoholism; if you don’t believe us, watch the scene in Boyz N The Hood in which Laurence Fishburne explains it succinctly and perfectly) — no matter how much the anti-gay Right denies these factors:
Although data on the rates of substance abuse in gay and transgender populations are sparse, it is estimated that between 20 percent to 30 percent of gay and transgender people abuse substances, compared to about 9 percent of the general population.
The stress that comes from daily battles with discrimination and stigma is a principle driver of these higher rates of substance use, as gay and transgender people turn to tobacco, alcohol, and other substances as a way to cope with these challenges. And a lack of culturally competent health care services also fuels high substance-use rates among gay and transgender people.
In order to lower these rates, our health care system needs to better meet the needs of gay and transgender people, and our government needs to advance public policies that promote equality for this population. …
Gay and transgender people report higher rates of substance use than others due to three main factors.
First, many gay and transgender people live with a high level of stress that comes from social prejudice and discriminatory laws in areas of daily life such as employment, relationship recognition, and health care.
Second, a lack of cultural competency in the health care system discourages gay and transgender people from seeking treatment for substance abuse, and — if they do seek help — often leads to inappropriate or irrelevant services.
Finally, targeted marketing efforts by alcohol and tobacco companies exploit the connection many gay and transgender people have to bars and clubs as safe spaces for socializing and increase easy access to tobacco products and alcohol.
— Jerome Hunt
“Why the Gay and Transgender Population Experiences Higher Rates
of Substance Use: Many Use to Cope with Discrimination and Prejudice”
Center for American Progress, March 9, 2012
“Lesbians engage in reckless behavior like drug addiction and alcoholism” – When not citing Cameron’s studies, the anti-gay industry will cite convenience sample studies, or studies not indicative of the entire community. One such study was by Dr. Joanne Hall. Despite the fact that Dr. Hall’s study looked at only 35 lesbians and that she had written letters complaining about the distortion of her work, the Family Research Council and other groups still use it.
— Alvin McEwen
“Let’s not forget about the imps”
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, April 10, 2007
Almost as stubborn as the disease [of alcoholism] itself is the notion that alcoholism is at least three times as prevalent among gay men than in the general population. This misconception took root in 1975, when a study by sociologist Lillen Fifield reported that one-third of all gay men were alcoholics, compared to fewer than half that rate in the general population. Other researchers confirmed her count. This statistic may have conformed to that era’s view of the gay path as pathological, but it’s now recognized as boneheaded science: Almost all the surveys and interview were done exclusively at gay bars, which were then the only public gay gathering place. And since bars are, by definition, frequented by people who drink, they have a much higher percentage of people who have drinking problems than a true random sample would yield.
With the advent of AIDS in the 1980s, medical and social scientists descended on the gay community. While this may have only further pathologized gay sex and sexuality, it also resulted in more accurate readings of behaviors like alcoholism. The current consensus is that the rate of alcoholism among gay men, about 12 percent, is only slightly higher than among straight men — and contrary to Boys in the Band stereotypes, it was never much higher.
Alcohol consumption in the U.S. has fallen by 20 percent since Fifield did her dirty work, and there is some evidence to believe that the decline among gay men has been even sharper, starting most dramatically in the mid-’80s, when widescale efforts to limit HIV transmission encouraged a clean-up-your-act regime across the board. The falling rates of alcoholism may also be a sign that younger gay men are psychologically healthier than older generations, thanks perhaps to greater social acceptance achieved by their elders’ efforts. Yet despite John Barleycorn’s slight fall out of favor, the rates of alcoholics and alcohol abusers have remained more or less constant.
Recent studies have found comparable trends in alcoholism and alcohol abuse between gay and straight men up to age 30. But the big difference occurs after 30, when the incidence of booze-related problems begins a steady decline in the straight world. But alcohol-dependent gay men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s don’t appear to be laying off the sauce. And since alcoholism, like all addictions, is a progressive disease (and little in life get easier with age), a fortysomething alcoholic is likely to have a worse prognosis than one half his age. To explain the fact that gay men do not seem to drink less as they get older, researchers have pointed to the most obvious difference in our lives — marriage and children. (That the responsibilities of parenthood serve as a brake on reckless drinking may surprise the four out of 10 Americans who grew up in an alcoholic household.)
— Walter Armstrong
“Just a Sip? Gay Men and Alcoholism”
“Check out the average lifespan of a male homosexual.”
In Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, a 1994 study concluded that the average lifespan for homosexual men dying of AIDS is 39, and the average age of death for those dying from causes not related to AIDS is 42. …
 Paul Cameron, Ph.D., William L. Playfair, M.D., Stephen Wellum, B.A., “The Longevity of Homosexuals: Before and After the AIDS Epidemic,” Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1994.
— Robert H. Knight
“The Importance of Families and Marriage”
Testimony before the Judiciary Committee House of Delegates State of Maryland on HB 609, HB 398, and HB 431, regarding marriage, workplace law, and sexual orientation, March 12, 1997
And now, back to our Hypocrite of the Day…
Two years ago I was saved from a lifestyle full of drunkenness and homosexuality. I see the great mercy God has shown toward me and am therefore passionate about communicating the truth about who He is and who He has called us all to be.
— Matt Moore
Christian Post (undated)
I’ve always been good at that… turning the emotion “switch” off. …
Nothing inappropriate ever happened between me and my mom’s girlfriend or anything like that, nor was I exposed to any kind of sexual behavior between them. But now looking back, I believe that there was some kind of demonic presence about her…
My mother quickly got out of the gay lifestyle, in a matter of months, and was remarried and had more children).
… I became really good at suppressing those feelings and doing what I needed to do to be perceived as somewhat normal. Well, to not be perceived as gay.
It’s hard to explain how I felt walking out of his door. Numb would probably be the word best fit to describe what I was experiencing. I was numb and in shock at what I had done. I had had these thoughts, lustful thoughts, for years… but me actually having sex with another man really took it to a whole different level and my “gayness” became more realistic to me than it ever had before. I did not think that I would feel this way! I thought I would be ecstatic. I thought that I would be satisfied.
As I got into my truck and drove away, the emotions hit me like an avalanche. I was so ashamed and disgusted by what I had done. I started crying out to God… I don’t know why. I had never really acknowledged God much before, but my first inclination was to ask Him to forgive me and change me. I wanted God to make me straight.
I mean, the biggest pet peeve of mine is being ignored!
I still struggle with homosexual temptations and have to fight the sinful urges on a daily basis. But it’s SO immensely worth the fight! Because of the working of the Holy Spirit in my heart, I am able to see clearly that the homosexual feelings I have are a perversion of the gift of sex that God gave mankind. I am able to see and believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that me idolizing my sex drive over the God I was created to worship caused so much destruction in my life (I did get tested for HIV by the way, twice. Both times were negative, praise God!). I know that the things that happened in my childhood were outside of my control, but because of my own brokenness and depravity I still chose to make myself and my desires more important than Jesus Christ.
(On that note, I need to say that I do not hold any kind of resentment or unforgiveness in my heart toward anyone from my childhood that may have played a part in the development of my homosexual feelings. We are ALL sinners in need of grace and forgivness. And ALL of us sin in ways that affect other people. Forgiveness is so, so important!)
What the Holy Spirit begins in us at the moment of conversion is a process that will continue on for our entire life in this world, if we are truly His. God doesn’t just save someone and leave them alone. He works in them continually in order to purify them from the filth of this world and make them holy, both for their joy and His glory.
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.
My stomach actually turns at the site of homosexual “relations.”
I know that your flesh and Satan are telling you differently right now. They are telling you that you are who you are and God created you gay and wants you to be gay. But I assure you, He did not. God wants you to be holy. God wants you to see your state of sinfulness, grab hold the Cross of His Son, and turn away from your sin. Please open your eyes to see the truth and stop numbing yourself with lies. No matter what you’ve done or where you’re at in your life, you can be assured that if you trust your life in Jesus and turn away from your sin, then all of the wrath God has for your rebellion has been exacted upon the head of His Son.
God is with one hand extending His offer to you through His Son Jesus Christ, and with the other hand is holding back His wrath. But please know, one day both hands will drop. Justice will take place.
— Matt Moore
“My Story: Homosexuality, Drunkenness, Grace and Redemption” (offline)
Christian Post, March 16, 2012
The promise of the gospel is not to make you “straight”, but to make you holy and blameless before God; not by your own righteousness, but Christ’s. You can only really come to Jesus when you genuinely see your need for Him, not just pertaining to your homosexual desires, but because the core of your nature is sinful and evil and you do not have the ability to escape it. …
You can’t come to Jesus simply for sexual re-orientation, it doesn’t work like that. Yes, you should acknowledge your sin and continually ask Him to heal your desires, but you shouldn’t bank your faith on whether or not your sexual preference changes. You should bank your faith on the finished, redeeming work of Jesus Christ on the Cross; that’s the only kind of faith that perseveres. …
God owes you absolutely nothing, and even if you go to your grave here in this temporary world still fighting homosexual desires, God is still good and magnificently merciful for not giving you what you really deserve… eternal anguish and torture.
— Matt Moore
“Christianity is not about going from ‘GAY’ to ‘STRAIGHT’; It’s about turning from sin to JESUS”
Christian Post, April 13, 2012
The Lord pulled me out of the gay lifestyle a couple of years ago and has graciously granted me repentance every day since. I write on this subject as someone who understands the mindsets of both the gospel-rejecting, unrepentant gay person and also the regenerate, born again Christian. …
Most of us [Christians] have some sort of idea how to help people like addicts or atheists…
People picketing with their signs of “Homosexuality is an abomination!” or “Gays don’t go to heaven!” only communicates to the gay person that you believe their lifestyle is a sin. And this is true, the gay lifestyle is a sin and those who partake in it without ever turning away from it and to Jesus will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
— Matt Moore
“Does Protesting Gay Marriage Advance the Gospel?”
Christian Post, May 10, 2012
More delusional idiocy (which we won’t bother to refute because we just don’t have the time or patience, because it’s all been refuted a million times before, and because it’s all just so elementary and so fundamentally stupid):
• “FAQ: Real Answers to Real Questions about the Bible and Being Gay,” May 6, 2012
At least he doesn’t believe homosexuality can be “cured” — although, tragically, he believes homosexuality is some sort of cross one is predestined to bear for a lifetime:
• “Gay Conversion Therapy: Good or Bad?,” May 8, 2012
My first reaction to the story was disgust. To be honest, I have never heard of Matt Moore even though his “conversion” was celebrated and held as an example by zealots who have landed their brands on the SPLC hate list. Simply put, Matt Moore has fallen in with a very bad crowd.
He has hitched his wagon to the star of people who have him snookered into believing that because he is gay, he is damaged and deserves only to either know himself or know their god. They have him convinced that this black and white choice is theirs to dictate and his to accept. If anyone ever needed to be liberated from anything, Matt Moore needs to be liberated from these sadistic, hateful people. …
It saddens me to know that as he continues to dig his own hole, those who once celebrated when he denied himself will once again be standing over him with a shovel unless he starts to “act right” again.
“Just another ex-gay advocate on Grindr”
DailyKos, February 4, 2013
There are no such thing as “ex-gay” people, simply “ex-gay” preachers who sell a big lie.
The first type of “ex-gay” preacher a con artist [who] cynically sees an opportunity to exploit the pain of others for the sake of profit or publicity.
The second type of “ex-gay” preacher is a victim who was beaten down with religious guilt and shame until he or she publicly lies about his or her sexual orientation. I’m not sure which type of “ex-gay” preacher Matt Moore is, but it is indisputable that he is a major hypocrite who is being blatantly dishonest about his life as a so-called “ex-gay”.
— Wayne Besen
“‘Ex-Gay’ Hypocrite Matt Moore Gets Busted With Grindr Profile — Whoops”
Truth Wins Out, February 5, 2013
It’s perfectly okay that you’re gay. You get to be gay, and be married, and know a life with a loving partner, just like the life I cherish with my wife. I don’t get to enjoy more of life than you do simply because I was born straight. God did not create a special order of humans that he punishes for loving and being loved. He did not decree that some of us get to know love in both its spiritual and physical aspects, while others of us get only half of that. What God worth worshiping would be so cretinous? Have more faith in the God who made you and me, buddy. We all get to have, know, and experience love. Straight people, gay people, bi-people, transgender people … all of us. The eternal, inviolate, and sacrosanct birthright of every person ever born is to give and receive the love that God himself designed us to yearn for and experience.
God doesn’t want us to know him better through our sinning. He wants us to know him best through our love.
You don’t get to be the exception to the rule of needing and deserving full love, Matt. You couldn’t be that exception if you tried. You have tried at that, and failed. And you are destined to fail at that over and over again, until the day you realize that the only one endeavoring to prevent you from being all that God made you to be is you.
— John Shore
“To Matt Moore, the Christian ‘ex-gay’ blogger found on Grindr”
February 5, 2013
Let me get this straight, Matt. You’re [sic] goddamn religion (and all religions) force us into the closet, rob us of our self esteem, gives permission for others to abuse us, dictates that our families disown us, force us to have sex with someone we don’t find attractive, AND IT’S BEING GAY THAT CAUSES THIS? You’re a moron!! It’s the closet that kills. You dumb ass! The closet is killing you, you bean brain. The CLOSET and your religion is making you unhappy. Maybe you’re too dimwitted to understand. So sick, sick, sick of you and your ilk. — dattexas
I feel sorry for any guy that hooks up with him. Although he has been a very bad boy and needs to find someone who will punish him for his sins. Perhaps a good spanking is in order? — Jack M
Maybe he likes being a dirty, bad boy. I remember in my teens I would have sex with this older guy. I avoided him as much as I could, but he was so hot and I wanted to do it so badly. My religious upbringing made me insanely guilty. But when I would give in – I was like an animal out of cage. It was so hot that my head would explode when I had an orgasm. Maybe he just likes that kind of sex. It’s unhealthy but it feels incredible when you give in. — Markt
He reminds me of a guy I worked with once. He was always preaching to his coworkers and telling us all the sins we were going to hell for. When we pointed out his *sins*, he said he could do anything he wants, because he is *forgiven*. That’s his eternal get-out-of-jail card. Same with this guy. He got caught doing something he preaches against, but he can get away with it by pulling out the “covered by Jesus’ blood” get-out-of-jail card. — Dastius Krazitauc
Proves – once again – just how ridiculous and unworkable the “ex-gay” construct is. Wake up Matt – “ex-gay” does not exist, and you cruising on Grindr makes that point clear, and your own hypocrisy even clearer. — antb
I truly feel sorry for this guy. He’s lied to himself for so long that he actually believes the lies. Also, I would tend to think that even if you don’t believe that homosexuality is “God’s best” for anyone, surely being in a loving and committed relationship with someone of the same sex is far better than trying to randomly hookup with strangers on Grindr. Jesus specifically spoke out against divorce and remarriage, yet conservative Christians don’t flip out about that like they do homosexuality. Why? It’s as if they have decided that while divorce and remarriage isn’t God’s best, it’s not a bad ‘second place’ so to speak. So at the very least, shouldn’t they be consistent and view homosexuality that way? — Rhea
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. — Caliban
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? — HenryHolland
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. — Reacenyc
See ya back on Gridr, Matt!…..you KNOW you will be there, sooner or later. — thom
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. … 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.” … — LittleKiwi
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. — Francis
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. — andrew
— Reader comments
“‘Ex-Gay’ Blogger for the ‘Christian Post’ Caught on Grindr, Admits His ‘Disobedience to Christ’,”
Towleroad, February 5, 2013
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Moore:
None. Matty-Boy has had more than enough of Bible verses, all of which have steered him toward nowhere but hell — “in this world … hotter than that of the hell in the world-beyond” — and none of which has had any but the most negative impact on him. Better he should heed these words instead from Mr. Wm. S:
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!
— Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3
While we’re at it, let’s repeat “LittleKiwi’s” quote from The Boys in the Band, as it’s one of our all-time favorites, and one we’ve quoted again and again:
Now it’s my turn. And, ready or not, Michael, here goes. You are a sad and pathetic man. You’re a homosexual and you don’t want to be. But there is nothing you can do to change it — not all your prayers to your god, not all the analysis you can buy in all the years you’ve got left to live. You may very well 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 will always be a homosexual as well. Always, Michael, Always. Until the day you die.
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