A married, father-of-five pastor who espoused anti-gay rhetoric has been exposed for allegedly soliciting sex with men on Grindr.
Reverend Matthew Makela – from Midland, Michigan, U.S – has been extremely outspoken with his supposed views on same-sex relationships, but it looks like he definitely doesn’t practice what he preaches!
On his Facebook page, he frequently posted anti-gay and anti-transgender opinions.
However, Queerty recently discovered Makela’s Grindr profile and it turns out he’s a top who likes to cuddle.
And before you go thinking this is a fake profile designed to humiliate the guy, Makela has actually confirmed the legitimacy of the page.
According to Queerty:
In an email exchange with Queerty, Makela confirmed the authenticity of the screen captures but declined to comment.
He also told Queerty that he had ‘resigned’ from his position at the church after the story surfaced, and that his wife and senior pastor had been made aware of his extracurricular activities.
Makela has resigned from his post at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, as of Monday.
His now-deleted bio on the church’s website said:
Outside of church duties, Pastor enjoys family, music, home improvement, gardening and landscaping, and sports.
Oh, and the company of other men.
Check out some of the screenshots from his Grindr profile below.