The CEO of a homosexual dating app, “Grindr”, has come out against same-sex marriage in a bizarre move to the eyes of many in the homosexual community. The Blaze reports:
Scott Chen, the president of LGBT dating app Grindr, is under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, Chen expressed his belief that marriage is a “holy matrimony between a man and a woman,” for which he drew heavy criticism.
Ironically, the original post, according to Into, revealed that he would boycott Chinese tech company HTC after hearing reports that the company had backed U.S. activist groups opposed to same-sex marriage.
In the post on his personal Facebook account, Chen wrote, “Some people think marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman. And I think so too. But that’s your own business.”
This is not an unknown point of view – many gays see same-sex marriage as a threat to their “carefree” lifestyle, while others are committed Christians who follow teachings on homosexuality despite being homosexuals themselves.
It’s like complaining that you don’t have to have a license to build a shed in your yard.
Nothing is stopping them from doing anything married people do, they can have a ceremony, say all the same words, the only thing missing is a stamp from particular authorities. It’s just a matter of making it publically official in a certain way, which makes no real difference. You can be as committed as you want to that other person.
I would not care a whit whether the state sanctioned my marriage or not. Why would I? I can have a ceremony that suites me and as long as the state allows me to live with my wife that’s all I care, and they have all those rights and more. It’s just a political tactic to get power over religion and shut it down. I wouldn’t be surprised if most gays don’t care one way or the other, nor would I be surprised to find that it wasn’t even gay people who started this.
And from a gay point of view, all this clamoring for acceptance takes all the fun out of being gay, in my opinion. If I were gay I would relish the ‘forbidden’ stigma around it – it’s what makes it so exciting – not that there’s much of that left though. Married heteros go out of their way to find ways to make it mildly dangerous or risky, to increase the fun, like when they were teenagers and didn’t want anyone to find out.
If the gay movement makes it too acceptable, [probably too late now] they will lose most of the fun and will have to find less acceptable things to bring back the missing thrills of taboo. Sorry to be so blunt, but this is a real factor in the long term equation.