Another day, another antigay church leader busted for trying to buy sex on Grindr.
57-year-old Barry Cole Poyner of Kirksville, Missouri is an elder at the Kirksville Church of Christ, as well as a professor of communications at Truman State University.
The Kirksville Church of Christ likes to post things on Facebook about how terrible gay people are and how, if you have sex outside of marriage, you are a fornicator who is going to hell. You know, typical, run-of-the-mill Evangelical hate.
As is one of the church’s three elders, Poyner is responsible for stuff like coordinating vacation bible schools and offering marriage counseling, and he’s given a number of sermons preaching about the evils of homosexuality.
So it should come as no surprise that he was just slapped with a class B misdemeanor count of patronizing prostitution after police received a tip that he’d been “harassing male Truman students for sexual contact as well as offering to pay for items for sexual favors by using the app Grindr.”
Police set up a fake Grindr profile earlier this month. It didn’t take long for Poyner, using the handle “DILF,” to contact them, saying he “would love to have a sugar daddy relationship” and that in previous relationships he had given out gift cards, clothing, and even money to his young male partners.
“DILF” told an undercover officer that he would buy him a tank of gas and “might throw in an Arby’s card” in exchange for for sexual favors. They agreed to meet at a local gas station on December 3.
When police showed up, Poyner tried speeding away, but was pulled over a few blocks later. According to police documents, he told cops he “was not doing anything with a minor.”
When an officer informed him he was being busted for soliciting a prostitute, Poyner said he “was not going to do that” and “I was going to give him some gas.” When the officer told him that was tantamount to paying for sex, Poyner said he was only “trying to help.”
Poyner’s name and sermons have been scrubbed from Kirksville Church of Christ’s website. Meanwhile, Truman State University issued a statement Friday saying he’s been placed on suspension for the foreseeable future.
“He has been placed on suspension and informed that he is not allowed on campus, cannot have contact with any student organizations or participate in any campus events or activities,” the statement said.
If convicted, Poyner faces up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.
PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
A very vocal homophibic repugnant smcubag preaching about how horrible Gays are gets caught in a Gay sex scandal. Gee that never happens!
DILF??? Umm looking at those filthy repulsive brown teeth, hard pass!! Abhorrent hyprotcritical puddle of puke!
One thing we have learned is that the MORE they disparage gay people the more they are hiding their own sexuality.
Oh my god, his personality was worse. He tried to be “hip with the kids” and always tried to engage us in conversations but not in a good way
I have to agree that, looking at that smile creeps me the **** out. Oh such an innocent look, and he will find out the hard way that what comes around goes around.
We have more to fear from our gay brothers then anyone else out there. The most dangerous ones out there are the one’s indoctrinated in religion that just can’t accept themselves. That is except the grifters that make $ off of bigotry.
I wasn’t raised in the religion sickness so maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to judge though. Brainwashing does some weird ass things to your head.
Sad to say looks like he’d only get some for $$$ considering his ‘faith’ stance!! Ugly whit man bet he is out of shape and fat too.
He is old and saggy. He always wore button ups to his classes, thank god, and I hope I never have to see under his sleeves, not to mention his pants. Man was batshit crazy and disgusting
Hey don’t put all of us white, old, fat, out-of-shape guys in with scum like that. We do have good qualities as well. We may not have beach bods but we are sexy all the same.
Hold on….let me put on my shocked face….LOL!!! Typical
He will go to some conversion therapy. Be glad we are not like him. A self hating gay.
The whole concept of a straight person talking incessantly about gay sex is questionable. It’s like my rabbi bringing up shrimp trees six times in a row.
LMAO!! Too too TRUE!
Checked out their website. Whoever scrubbed his name wasn’t thorough. He’s still listed as the leader of an event next July.
DILF???? In his dreams.
Everyone join me in this prayer:
“Jesus save us from your followers. Amen.”
Please do not blame Jesus or his real followers for this jerks reaction, to lust.
In the end did she get the sizemeat that she craves?
This anti-gay religious creep was looking for a young man to sell himself for “a tank of gas” and an “Arby’s card.”
Guess times are hard in northern Missouri!
An ARBY’S CARD ?? Honey if i’m putting out for your sorry ass, you’re gonna be giving me a STARBUCKS card!! Lol, just kidding,you couldn’t pay me enough.
I mean it is just crazy how common this is within the religious, bigots club. Hide behind that pulpit.. suck them demons out John David….
Have the police not got better things to do, than trying to entrap blokes just trying to get a leg over?
This bloke is destroying lives. I grew up in the Church of Christ and I’m gay so I get it. I understand why the police need to hold guys like him accountable for hurting people.
I agree with both of you. On the one hand was bothered that they’re staking out this guy, but on the other hand he preaches anti-gay stuff. All of this is wrong on many levels.
“When an officer informed him he was being busted for soliciting a prostitute, Poyner said he ‘was not going to do that’ and ‘I was going to give him some gas.’ When the officer told him that was tantamount to paying for sex, Poyner said he was only ‘trying to help.’”
How Christian of him.
i wonder if anyone ever had sex with him?….. they will burn in hell for sure. ewwwwieeee
So much repression. It ends up coming out in extreme ways like paying for sex with an Arby’s card. I forgot this is Missouri. Arby’s is the equivalent of fine dining in that state.
I love those potato cake things at Arbys .
christians are such rotten jerks
Funfact: this slimeball was my professor. Notoriously a bad professor to begin with, he was always creepy and gave off weird vibes. Most of us didnt like him. He always kept inviting the boys in the class to play badminton with him or go singing with him in the men’s a capella group. It’s actually hilarious because Truman is actually a very gay-friendly campus. Most people are queer and everyone’s ok with this. He was kinda just a bad seed in the apple. I hope hes thrown in prison. Hes been put on suspension by Truman and hes not allowed to interact with students or organizations.
Also: he INSISTED we all call him “Champ”. He wouldn’t respond unless we did.
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