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Feb 04 2013

Someone is using a picture of ex-gay Matt Moore on Grindr (updated)

Matt Moore, a blogger at the Christian Post, has written extensively about his experiences with homosexuality and his ultimate decision to leave that “lifestyle”. In “My Story: Homosexuality, Drunkenness, Grace and Redemption”, Moore states:

God commands me to repent of my sin not because He’s an evil dictator, but because He’s a loving Father who knows that my sin will destroy me in multiple ways. Mentally, emotionally, physically, and ultimately eternally. 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. …

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. Are they completely gone? No, they are not. Will they ever be completely gone? I do not know. …

The main thing that I struggle with the most still is pornography, but even that is changing. I don’t get the same satisfaction that I used to from it. My stomach actually turns at the site of homosexual “relations.” But I also know that if I continue to watch it and harden my heart toward the Holy Spirit’s conviction, I will start to see things again through the eyes of my sinful flesh rather than through the eyes of the Spirit.

In “What Does God Expect From Gay People?”, he writes:

Although I have same sex thoughts on a daily basis, I do not, in any way, feel compelled to ever return to a lifestyle of homosexuality. God has put His Spirit within me and created in me a new heart that views every aspect of life differently because I am finally able to see the world through life-seeking, living eyes of faith rather than the sin-stained, darkened eyes of death that I had always viewed the world through before knowing Christ. …

There are multitudes of people who have “tried out” Christianity for a while, but after a time they turn away from it and resume the gay lifestyle. The secular world uses these cases all the time to point out the supposed inefficacy and ignorance of the Christian faith. But our faith is not inefficient, the real problem is that these once professing Christians never had genuine faith in Jesus Christ; they had faith in a systematic program that they hoped would rid them of homosexual desires. When their desires and temptations did not magically disappear as they assumed would happen, they packed their bags and left the whole idea of Jesus behind.

In August of last year, Moore said:

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.

Recently, one of my readers wrote in to alert me that someone seems to be using a picture of Matt Moore on Grindr, a mobile app primarily used by gay and bi men to find sexual partners. These are their screenshots of the profile using his photo:

Screenshot of Grindr profile using Matt Moore's photo

Screenshot of Grindr profile using Matt Moore's photo

The photo on the Grindr profile is identical to the one used on Matt Moore’s Twitter account, @MattMoore89:

Twitter profile of Matt Moore (MattMoore89)

Not only has the Grindr profile used Moore’s name, but also his age (he was born in 1989) and even the fact that he recently moved to New Orleans. Obviously, someone is trying to make it look like Matt Moore, a noted former homosexual, is now participating in a gay dating network. Whoever is responsible for this should be ashamed of themselves for trying to besmirch the name of a devout, morally upright follower of Christ who has prevailed over his sinful temptations.

Update: Please see my latest post, where Matt Moore confirms this is his Grindr profile.

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    Josh, Official SpokesGay

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAA!

    Good. Those who work to push LGBT people down need to be outed. It’s an ethical imperative to take away their power to do more harm.

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    Azuma Hazuki

    Is there even any such thing as ex-gay? I would guess there are a lot of bi-people-who-thought-they-were-gay who report “successes” here, and this person sounds like either one of these people, or someone who just hates himself so thoroughly that his own sexuality has become repulsive to him.

  3. 3
    John Conolley

    You don’t suppose… he himself would….

    No, no, no. Of course not. Perish the thought. He’s obviously an intelligent man who would never be so stupid as to try and fool God.

  4. 4
    Arancaytar Ilyaran

    The hypocrisy seems funny, but I get the sense there’s a sad story there. He’s clearly got issues and probably deserves pity as much as contempt…

  5. 5
    Matt Flipago

    I don’t buy this though. If he cruising around on the DL he isn’t going to show his face. He’s going to be a faceless torso, who only sends a face pic when he’s trying to hook up. And using the exact same picture is a red flag for me. It seems far too hypocritical, and not in character at all.

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    Gigi Gee

    @Matt Flipago

    Moors has admitted he was on Grindr. But of course he’s repented and god forgave him so he’s all good. Now he’s free to trash gays again.

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    jesusemilio

    The Story of an Exhomosexual Jesus Emilio Carbonell :
    when I was a boy, I began to feel same sex attractions. I later became involved with older homosexuals and bisexual men. Before deciding to do my transition, I lived my life as a regula homosexual man., I met a man who I thought was a woman. We spent a great deal of time together. Few Months later I was on my way to becoming a transgender woman, like my friends.
    Time passed by and I was happy with the changes, my personality was diferent.However, as the time went by, I became depressed. I was never able to be happy. I was in love with a guy who did not care about me, it was all in vain: He left me for someone else. Later I fell ill with HIV and HepC with cirhossis.
    In the homosexual and transgender life, youth is very important I was obsessed personal appearance. At one point, I was so depressed and lonely that I wanted to kill myself. After much suffering from abusing drugs and sex , being very sick in the hospital and spending long days at the Psychiatric Hospital, I wanted to change my life.
    Jesus Christ called me out. I stopped abusing drugs and dressing as a woman . I began to look like the real me. I was a new creature. I began to meet with people who were Christians. And they loved me unconditionally.
    I knew Jesus did not want me to live that life. He had made me whole in His love. I began to experience a confidence that I had never had before.
    I pray to my Lord to move me to the next step so that He will continue to work in my Healing. . I have been changed by His HOLY SPIRIT, when GOD is in you, your life will never be the same. JESUS CHRIST is the most powerful experience that ever happened to me!!!!!
    http://exhomosexualjesus.com/ENGLISH-LINKS.html

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    ErnestSewell

    Matt Moore admitted it was his profile. No one is using it – except him.

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    Gay boy

    Bahaha, get a grip. Should be ashamed. Ex gay my arse. If it was that easy to ‘be straight’ would I not choose it myself rather then living a life where you receive abuse constantly for your sexuality? He’s probably moved to get away from all the people trying to brain wash him and fancied a hookup so downloaded grindr. Go him.

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    Rob McEhnny

    Here is yet another one! her name is Lisa Moeller her Facebook page is Not born Gay, her is her obituary http://illinois.obituaries.funeral.com/lisa-a-moeller/

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