"A married Michigan reverend with five children who publicly came out against homosexuality has resigned from his associate pastor job after his profile on the gay hook-up app Grindr was exposed.
Reverend Matthew Makela of Midland worked at St John`s Lutheran Church where he was called a man who enjoyed `family, music, home improvement, gardening and landscaping, and sports`.
During his time at the church, Makela reportedly made negative statements about the gay and transgender communities and once compared homosexuality to alcoholism."
But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
Be sure your sin will find you out, especially in this age of ubiquitous surveillance cameras, smartphones, and an aggressive tabloid press.
You just can`t keep any sin hidden from the Lord, or a nosy Google-searching neighbor. The Reverend Matthew Makela certainly couldn`t keep his secret gay life hidden, he was exposed as a hypocrite and he finds no empathy in the gay or Christian communities.
This story is as old as the Bible, the most abhorrent anti-gay crusaders are often self-loathing gays. Makela had a profile on Grindr, this gay app isn`t a social site for gays who enjoy going on dates to nice restaurants and Broadway shows, it`s a service for those who like to grind with anonymous strangers.
Makela has sinned against his wife and children, church and the gay and lesbian community; he should repent of his hypocrisy, and devote the rest of his life fighting for same-sex marriage.
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