An anti-LGBT pastor’s Grindr outing: The church’s hypocrisy and denial would be the genuine sins

Pastor Matthew Makela compared gays to alcoholics, then went trying to find hook-ups with guys online

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Published Might 20, 2015 3:14PM (EDT)


Well, well, well, just what a surprise. Listed here is the setup: Meet Reverend Matthew Makela of St. John’s Lutheran Church and class. Until really recently, he had been a associate pastor whoever church bio described him as being a man “blessed” by having a spouse and five kids, one whose interests include “family, music, do it yourself, farming and gardening, and activities.” And, as Queerty reveals this week, he is additionally enjoyed using an obvious stance that is anti-gay composing in a now-deleted November letter to the Midland regular Information that “We don’t inform an individual born with tendencies to abuse liquor to keep in giving directly into their natural desires because he can’t help it to. We make an effort to help him in their battle.” He is additionally talked away on Facebook on how “The transgender movement will probably help opportunistic sickos in preying upon children as well as others.” Therefore anyhow, guess who’s turned up on Grindr?