Saturday, February 09, 2013

"Ex-Gay" Blogger, Sells Computer, Locks Phone To "Prevent Giving Into Temptation"

'Ex-gay' Matt Moore is taking extra steps to 'prevent giving into temptation' again. (Zinnia Jones/Freethoughtblog)
One of the biggest farces and lies perpetuated by the Christofascists and the professional Christian set is the utterly discredited myth that gays can "change" and become heterosexual.  It always seems that the only "ex-gays" to be found are those making a buck pretending to have "found Jesus and walked away from homosexuality."  Of course, in reality, they are still gay as a goose and history is replete with those who fall off the wagon if you will and just can't stop their yearning for same sex intimacy.  The latest "ex-gay" to be caught living a double life is Matt Moore, a purported "ex-gay" who all too typically makes a living pretending to be "changed" who was caught using Grindr seeking hook ups to do the nasty with other males.   Now, it turns out that Moore claims to have sold his computer and locked his cell phone in order to prevent himself from "giving into temptation" all of which underscores the "ex-gay" lie since, obviously, if Jesus has miraculously changed one, temptation should no longer be happening in the first place.  Clearly, if Moore wasn't a liar and if he had any self-respect, he'd cease the batshitery.  Here are excepts from Huffington Post on Moore's ridiculous lies:

The "ex-gay" Christian blogger and religious advocate revealed to be leading a double life on Grindr is taking some further measures to "prevent giving into temptation" again. 

Christian Post blogger Matt Moore was first exposed by blogger Zinnia Jones on Monday after a reader alerted her to Moore's picture on the gay-dating app Grindr. Moore's activities might not be anyone's business, except he publicly touts that homosexuality is a sin and an abomination to God. He even directs his anti-gay message at children

After the exposé, Moore repented, and now he is going to extra lengths to "prevent giving into temptation" once more.  "I have sold my computer and have had someone put a lock on my phone where I cannot download apps or access the Internet through a non-filtered browser," Moore told the Christian Post in a recent interview. "Ultimately, this isn't the solution. My heart being captured by the grace of God and brought into humble obedience is the solution. But not taking precautions is dumb, so these are the precautions I have taken." 

On Wednesday, Moore wrote a blog post about his Grindr activities and the reversion back to his "old lifestyle." He said he has been depressed and that he purposefully sinned against God. He insists that he does not believe he is a heterosexual or "cured" but that he is committed to "asking [God] to change my heart — so that whatever my desires may be, I choose Him over them."

Jones, who first "outed" Moore, also responded to her actions in a blog post on Wednesday. She explained that she decided to expose Moore because his "ex-gay" theories can harm others.

The lies and hypocrisy of frauds like Moore and other "ex-gays" for pay is shocking.  What's also shocking is the number of apparent simpletons who fall for this bullshit and throw away thousands of dollars by enrolling in "ex-gay" ministries that make voodoo look like legitimate medical practice in comparison.  While I admittedly deceived myself for 37 years trying to be straight, at least I did throw away money to snake oil merchants. Plus, I was a twenty something back in the days before modern knowledge on sexual orientation.  Moore doesn't have that excuse.

1 comment:

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

Also, you never made money telling people they could "pray the gay away."
What's sad is that there are souls out there so desperate for acceptance, they will fall for the bullshit of con artists like Moore.