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“Ex-Gay” Matt Moore Wasn’t On Grindr For Sex, But Is Still Gay (Kinda)

matt moore 2Ex-gay activist Matt Moore, who was caught trolling on Grindr a few months back, said he was just having a curious look and wasn’t there for all the headless torsos and the occasional “sup.”

“Basically I just wanted to see who was on it and who was around me,” Moore told Michelangelo Signorile. “I can honestly say that I didn’t have any kind of sexual conversations with anyone. Anyone who sent me any kind of explicit photos or conversations, I blocked immediately. The first time I got on it, I wanted to go out and I wanted to go to the gay bars in New Orleans. So I was trying to meet someone on there to basically tag along with. That was the reason I was originally on it.”

After being re-outed, Moore decided to forsake all hookup-enabling technology by selling his computer and locking his phone. Because, you know, he’s still gay and all.

“I think the way the articles were written, they’re based on the assumption that when I became a Christian, I became straight and that I did not have homosexual feelings anymore and that my presence on Grindr was pointing out that I basically lied,” he said. “I had never, ever said any of those things.”

What he did say in his final — as in he’ll no longer be blogging — post is that his homosexual life is behind him and now he is simply a “blood-bought child of God.” Which sounds painful. However, Moore is still attracted to the mens, conceding that it is “impossible to change yourself.” That being said, it never hurts to try so Moore just abstains from acting on those hot, lustful, gay feelings.

But back to Moore’s retirement. The blogger is stepping away from the “hundreds of thousands of people (based on the blog stats)” and leaving the ex-gay proselytizing to the professionals:

There are many out there (like Julie Rodgers) who publicly communicate on the subject of homosexuality and the gospel that are so much more able to not only do this better than I do — but are also able to handle everything that comes along with it (like publicity, attention, praise and criticism) much better than I do. These folks are seasoned believers who have walked with The Lord for years and years, gaining maturity and wisdom that far exceed that which I possess. I am so thankful for God raising these men and women up and equipping them to do this much needed work. I hope you all will join me in praying for them often.

Does praying something bad will happen to them count? No, that’s negative. When we pray to our patron saint Beyoncé, who art in Dereon, we’ll make sure to pray that Moore has the strength and courage to load more guys. “Into?”

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    • Polaro

      Lying liar. I need to remember what he looks like though so I don’t mistakenly do him.

      May 2, 2013 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      “Does praying something bad will happen to them count? No, that’s negative. When we pray to our patron saint Beyoncé, who art in Dereon, we’ll make sure to pray that Moore has the strength and courage to load more guys. “Into?”

      Really? What a pathetic thing to write in reaction to someone struggling to get to a place of self-acceptance due to the brainwashing and fear instilled by religion.

      Not sure who to feel sorry for more. The struggling gay guy or this writer.

      May 2, 2013 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      Come on guys, he could have been on Grindr for friends, chat, and/or networking.

      …isn’t that what it’s for?

      May 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stfallon1028

      Can this guy just go away? Forever?

      May 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • msfrost

      Gay is gay, just like pregnant is pregnant, you can’t be “kinda” pregnant.

      May 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      I honestly do not know who this person is, and why I should care that he is on Grindr?

      May 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D9W

      “I can honestly say that I didn’t have any kind of sexual conversations with anyone.”
      And next thing you knew butterflies started flying out his But…

      May 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot

      Looks as if he didn’t know that he could sign on faceless & nameless? He’ll be back.

      He should get down on his knees and pray or something…

      May 3, 2013 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      I respect Matt for at least saying that one’s homosexual feelings can’t be prayed away. I also respect the fact that he has chosen to not act upon those feelings. It’s called behavioral chastity.

      A lot of you sleazy gay guys might want to take a leaf out of Matt’s book. It might stop you from getting the clap.

      May 3, 2013 at 2:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • zrocqs

      @jeff4justice: It seems that Moore’s struggle is less about finding self-acceptance and more about maintaining self-delusion and public denial. He continues his “anti-Gay lifestyle” outreach in interviews, yet seeks a personal connection with a “gay lifestyle” (sexual or otherwise) in private.
      He is obviously seeking inner peace while continuing to embrace the fear which was foisted upon him. I share your sadness in this respect.
      However, by continuing a public crusade against acceptance of Queers (and legal protection and equality, one would presume), he harms all of us, and devastates some who are trying to deal with their own fears; particularly kids. We cannot accept this.
      You admonish us to avoid fear-based voting. Yet you excuse this man’s fear-based and willful disregard for the plight of others.

      May 3, 2013 at 7:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @zrocqs: Did I write that is he was a hero in invisible type text?

      May 3, 2013 at 7:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bozen

      Damn, he sure doesn’t look 23. I’m 23 and don’t look like that.

      May 3, 2013 at 7:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot

      @Brian: Behavioral chastity is a “condition” in your head only. All actions we take are behavior. A better description of his state is called denial.

      As far as your last comment, your highness? You’re one of those caught on your knees when the lights go up. yes? Pitiful.

      May 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      May 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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