In what is certainly an interesting turn of events, the president of Grindr, the well-known gay hook-up app, admitted in a recent post he believes marriage is a “holy matrimony” between one man and one woman.
Scott Chen, who leads the world’s largest gay dating app, wrote the surprising comment, which has since been deleted from his personal Facebook page, in response to the referendum in Taiwan over the legalization of same-sex marriage, Into reported.
Into magazine, it should be noted, is owned by Grindr.
Chen published the comment on Monday when he shared an article about Cher Wang, president and CEO of HTC, whose nonprofit arm has donated to U.S.-based groups opposed to same-sex marriage.
After Chen shared the article, people began commenting on the Grindr president’s post. In a subsequent comment in the thread, Chen wrote:
There are people who believe that marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman; I agree, but that’s none of our business. There are also people who believe that the purpose of marriage is to create children that carry their DNA. That’s also none of our business. There are people that are simply different from you, who desperately want to get married. They have their own reasons.
Chen went on to note marriage is a “personal issue” and urged people not to donate to causes opposed to same-sex matrimony. Instead, he wrote, “donate your money to places that are in dire hunger, poverty, or suffering from war.”
Ultimately, Chen admonished Into for its article, describing himself as a “huge advocate for LGBTQ+ rights since I was young.” He added, “I support gay marriage and I am proud that I can work for Grindr.”
As for Taiwan, the people voted against legalizing same-sex marriage last Saturday.