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A Michigan pastor who has publicly opposed gay marriage has been caught soliciting sex from men on a gay website.

The app, Grindr, is an online application that caters toward gay, bisexual and bi-curious men. Apparently, Pastor Matthew Makela was internet surfing through the Grindr app, according to screen shots acquired by Queerty, which is a gay entertainment website.

The married father of five confirmed the authenticity of the screenshots from Queerty, and resigned from his position after the story surfaced. Plus, he noted that his wife and senior pastor are aware of his activity on the gay app.


In posts on the app, Makela said he was looking to “mess around” with a guy and sent shirtless photos.
A letter was posted on the website of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where Makela worked, acknowledged his resignation and requested congregation members to avert attention from the social media or the news.
“This changes nothing. Matt is still forgiven and he is still loved, and we will do what we can to stand by him and the family as they face this spiteful attack of shame,” the letter said. “God is bigger than this and will see us through.”