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Surprise! Ex-Gay Activist Not So Ex-Gay After All

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Anti-gay groups rely upon the notion that being gay is a problem. They rely upon a cadre of statements about how being gay is a public health hazard, and how gay men will hook up with anything that moves because they are insatiable sexually. Unfortunately, the case of Matt Moore proves that the reason why this holds true is not because of the actual, open gays out there, but rather that all of those supposedly ex-gay guys out there who hook up and have casual sex continue to perpetuate it.

Moore is a blogger for the Christian Post and an ex-gay Christian advocate. He often blogs about his life being saved from homosexual sin because of him finding Jesus. Apparently, though, Moore still loves him some ‘homosexual sin’ because he was using Grindr to hook up with guys.

Zinnia Jones of Freethought Blogs and HuffPost, exposed Moore’s account, and she even talked to him. He told her that “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.”

Moore has written extensively about his struggle with homosexuality, and it seems doubtful that he’ll never be on Grindr again as it does not seem that he actually has given up on being gay. Rather, he seems to be putting up a public front. As Jones explained “So-called ‘ex-gays’ publicly promote the notion that LGBT people are sinning against a god who will torture them eternally if they fail to suppress and deny their true nature. But privately, they often seem to have trouble practicing what they preach.”

Recently, one of the big anti-gay advocates, George Rekers, was caught having employed a male prostitute to help relieve his sexual desires.

While some gays, like some straights, engage in random, one-night sexual encounters, the instances are likely no more or less than with straight people. Unfortunately, many of the self-loathing closet cases tend to take their experiences having sexual encounters in the dark spaces of the world and assume that their experiences are the same for all.

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