An elder at an anti-gay church in Missouri is facing misdemeanor prostitution charges after soliciting sex from young men on Grindr.
Barry Cole Poyner, 57, is an elder at the Kirksville Church of Christ, as well as a professor of communications at Truman State University, has been
“harassing male Truman students for sexual contact as well as offering to pay for items for sexual favors by using the app Grindr.”
According to court documents, Poyner faces up to six months in prison and/or a fine up to $1,000 if convicted.
The Kirksville Police Department set up an undercover profile on Grindr, and was soon contacted by a user subsequently determined to be Poyner, who went by “DILF” who told the undercover officer that he
“would love to have a sugar daddy relationship.”
He offered the undercover officer gasoline and an Arby’s gift card in exchange for sexual favors.
Truman State University issued a statement after his arrest that,
He has been placed on suspension and informed that he is not allowed on campus, cannot have contact with any student organizations or participate in any campus events or activities.
Sad this homophobe has to be so self-hating and closeted, but really, the punchline would have been MUCH better if it was a Subway footlong, no?