A church leader from Missouri is in trouble after allegedly trying to pay an 18-year-old man on Grindr for sex with an Arby’s gift card.
57 year old Barry Poyner was caught after police set up a profile on GRINDR posing as an 18-year-old man. Poyner, using the profile name “DILF,” reached out to express his interest in establishing a “sugar daddy relationship.” Poyner is accused of trying to lure the teen with gift cards, clothing and money, which Poyner said he had done in prior arrangements, police said.
Poyner isn’t just a church leader, he has been a professor of communication at Truman State university for nearly 30 years. Truman State said in a statement that he has been suspended and “informed that he is not allowed on campus, cannot have any contact with student organizations or participate in any campus events or activities”.
Poyner’s name has been removed from the website for the Kirksville Church of Christ, where he had been listed as one of three church elders. The church’s Facebook page, which had reportedly condemned homosexuality in at least two posts, appears to have been deactivated.
It is also important to note that the Church he used to work for has made several homophobic social media posts in the past.
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