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  1. Notre Dame Football: Potential Breakout Candidates in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    ... as well. On the offensive line, right guard Steve Elmer is set to begin his first full season at right guard. The Midland, Michigan, native has starting experience that dates back to his freshman season, when he logged four starts at right guard, ...


  2. Outed Former Pastor Reportedly Told a 17-Year-Old Parishioner He Would Go to Hell for Being GayRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

    ... and hold on to the hope that God could change [him]." Makela resigned as pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Midland, Michigan, earlier this week amid screenshots that surfaced purporting to show his profile on Grindr, a hookup app for gay men. ...


  3. Michigan Grindr pastor urged gay teen to kill himself, says momRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Salon

    The recently outed anti-gay pastor Matthew Makela is coming under fire not just for his hypocrisy but, according to the mother of one of his parishioners, he encouraged her gay son that since he was going to hell anyway, he might as well kill himself . After Queerty reported earlier this week that the married Midland, Michigan pastor used the Grindr networking app to chat with, and solicit sex from, other men.


  4. Mother Says Pastor Caught On Grindr Told Her Gay Son He's Going To HellRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | On Top Magazine

    A Midland, Michigan mother says a pastor who recently resigned after he was caught looking for sex on Grindr told her gay son that he's going to hell. Gay blog Queerty on Monday published screenshots of Matthew Makela, an associate pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Midland, soliciting sex from another man on Grindr, a dating app for gay and bisexual men.


  5. Michigan Church Leader's Anti-Gay Hypocrisy Exposed After Grindr Profile SurfacesRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Towleroad

    A married, anti-gay reverend found his hypocrisy exposed after his Grindr profile surfaced and was subsequently spread across the internet reports Salon . Matthew Makela, reverend of St. John's Lutheran Church and father of five, wrote a letter to Midland Daily News in November saying gay people need help: "We don't tell a person born with tendencies to abuse alcohol to keep on giving in to his innate desires because he can't help it.


  6. Grindr User Rev. Matthew Makela Once Drove This Gay Teen To Near SuicideRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Queerty

    A mother and her gay son from Midland, Michigan have come forward with new information about how Reverend Matthew Makela behaved in his position as associate pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church before Queerty broke the news about his Grindr profile earlier this week . "We had moved to Midland specifically to go to this church," Jennifer told WNEM, but when Tyler was beginning to come to terms with his sexuality, Makela told him he'd be going to hell because he was gay.


  7. Wednesday from Cory & Joel: Berkeley Celeb...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KKSF 103.7

    ... 2-year-old's antics. Another anti-gay pastor has been exposed as a self-hating gay man. Reverend Matthew Makela of Midland, Michigan has resigned after being discovered on the gay hook-up app Grindr. And we've got all the salacious details of the ...


  8. A guide to avoiding road construction this Memorial Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | MLive.com

    ... to the north, here is a cheat sheet to help avoid the major ongoing construction projects underway in Saginaw, Bay, Midland and Tuscola counties: Eastbound and westbound Birch Run Road (M-54/M-83) will have lane shifts in place at the bridge over ...


  9. Church Warns Congregants Not To Read Rev. Makela Grindr Story, Deactivates FB PageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | SF Sentinel

    On Monday, Queerty broke the news that Reverend Matthew Makela, a pastor in Midland, Michigan with a track record of making damaging statements towards the gay and transgender communities had stepped down from his position at St. John's Lutheran Church after his wife and church officials learned that he'd been cruising Grindr for sex with men. Today the Senior Pastor of St. John's, Reverend Daniel Kempin, posted an open letter to congregants on the church's website.


  10. Anti-LGBT vicar Matthew Makela resigns after being found on Grindr gay dating appRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Independent

    A pastor who has expressed views against LGBT communities has resigned from his post, after he was found to be using a gay dating app. Reverend Matthew Makela has stepped down from St John's Lutheran church in Midland, Michigan, after he sent sexual messages to a man on Grindr.


  11. Anti-gay pastor resigns: Pastor is caught craving men on gay hook-up app GrindrRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Examiner.com

    ... evangelist has found himself defrocked - literally. Writes WorldReligionNews.com : "Pastor Matthew Makela from Midland, Michigan has been a loud critic of homosexuality in his community. Now this married father of five has been caught exchanging ...


  12. Pastor resigns after photos shared on Grindr appRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WPTV Local News

    An associate pastor has resigned from his position at St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Midland, stepping down the day before personal photos he shared on the social app Grindr surfaced online. The Daily News learned of the resignation through a Facebook message from a reader and an email to the newspaper.


  13. Homophobic United States preacher's closet gay double lifeRead the original story

    Yesterday | Dear Kitty

    An anti-gay pastor in Michigan has resigned following revelations that he regularly solicited men on the popular gay hookup app, Grindr . Rev. Matthew Makela, a married father of five, resigned as pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Midland, Mich., on Sunday, just one day before Queerty posted screenshots and text messages of sexually explicit conversations between the pastor and other men.


  14. Cabot Corporation Plants Recognized For Safety ExcellenceRead the original story

    Sunday May 17 | Safety Online

    Cabot Corporation announced that three of its U.S. manufacturing facilities were recognized with "Certificates of Excellence" by the American Chemistry Council for their safety achievements in 2014. These awards were presented to Cabot's inkjet colorants plant in Haverhill, Mass.; fumed metal oxides plant in Midland, Mich.; and activated carbon plant in Pryor, Okla.


  15. Michigan pastor who railed against same-sex marriage resigns after being caught seeking men on GrindrRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Raw Story

    In light of revelations that he solicited companionship with men on Grindr, the popular hookup app, Reverend Matthew Makela has resigned as pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Midland, Michigan, Pink News Reports . St. John's website has removed Makela's biography from its staff page, but it has added a letter from senior pastor Reverend Daniel Kempin to parishioners , alerting them to the preacher's departure, and urging them to be wary of reporters.


  16. Man shoots younger brother with shotgun in Clare County, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | MLive.com

    ... County Prosecutor's Office, the sheriff's department reports. The victim was taken to Mid Michigan Health Center-Midland for treatment. Police did not report additional information about his injuries. A Mobile Medical Response ambulance crew and the ...


  17. EXCLUSIVE: Grindr Screenshots Reveal Antigay Pastor Is A Top Who Likes To CuddleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Queerty

    ... quite as ex-gay as he'd like everyone to believe. Which brings us back to Makela. The married father of five from Midland, Michigan doesn't just preach Jesus' love and help with bake sales. He also uses his position of authority and respect in his ... 3 comments

  18. Taxi driver killed, 2 hospitalized in Bay County Interstate 75 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | MLive.com

    ... 54, picked up 33-year-old Benjamin E. Martinson in Saginaw County and was heading northbound on I-75 toward Midland, where Martinson resides, Chlebowski said. The second vehicle was a 2014 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 29-year-old Saginaw man, the ...


  19. Veteran 'welcome home' bill from Midland lawmaker headed to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | MLive.com

    State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, speaks to members of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security Committee about the importance of connecting veterans with employment information and benefits that they earned while serving their nation. The committee approved Senate Bill 52, which gives the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency responsibility for sending out the state's outreach to veterans returning home.


  20. John Glenn High School voted Bay County's best promRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | MLive.com

    ... John Glenn held its prom on Saturday, May 9, at The Great Hall Banquet and Convention Center, 5121 Bay City Road in Midland. This year's theme was "Masquerade," and Bacigalupo stressed that a lot of hard work went into preparing for the dance's more ...


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