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Grindr’s President Supports “Holy Matrimony For Opposite Sexes” (In Pro-Gay Post That’s Terribly Worded)

Grindr’s President and  CTO got himself into trouble with a very weirdly worded Facebook post.

In 2016, part of Grindr was purchased by Chinese tech company Kunlun Tech. The company later bought out the rest of Grindr earlier this year. Then in 2017, Scott Chen became the President and Chief Technology Officer or CTO.

Now, Chen has shot himself in the foot with a Facebook post in which he says that marriage is both a holy matrimony between opposite sexes and a union for same-sex couples….

INTO, which ironically is owned by Grindr (talk about family drama), was first to report the story.

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Apparently, Chen shared an article on Facebook about Cher Wang, CEO of HTC, who is a part of the anti-gay fight against marriage equality in Taiwan.

After sharing what was already an anti-gay post, Chen then included his comment about how he defines marriage.

“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 also expressed that he’ll never purchase HTC products again or donate to Christian groups.

Apparently, what Chen was trying to say is that everyone deserves their own definition of marriage. While he defines marriage to be like his own, between a man and a woman, he also believes that people shouldn’t force their views or opinions on others. So, he wasn’t sharing the article in support of Cher Wang, but in protest of her.

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But, Chen’s poorly worded post wasn’t revived well by the internet. Most people thought Chen was supporting the anti-gay marriage movement, so he later elaborated on his opinion. Thing is, he still expressed his opinion terribly.

“The reason I said marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman is based on my own personal experience. I am a straight man married to a woman I love and I have two beautiful daughters I love from the marriage. This is how I feel about my marriage. Different people have their different feelings about their marriages. You can’t deny my feelings about my marriage.”

“I am a huge advocate for LGBTQ+ rights since I was young. I support gay marriage and I am proud that I can work for Grindr.”

Chen has since deleted the initial Facebook message, according to The Guardian.

h/t: Instinct Magazine, INTO, The Guardian