Catholic Group Spent $4M Tracking Priests Who Use Gay ‘Hookup Apps’
(Link): Catholic Nonprofit Secretly Spent Millions on Gay Priests’ App Data, Report Says
A Catholic nonprofit based in Colorado is spending millions to purchase tracking data that identifies members of the priesthood using dating and hookup apps, according to a new investigation from The Washington Post. The Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal group has used this data to prepare reports for bishops across the country on individual priests’ usage of apps like Grindr—a hookup app for gay men—the outlet reports.
(Link): Catholic nonprofit in Colorado spent millions for data from hookup apps to identify gay priests: report
March 9, 2023
A Denver-based Catholic nonprofit spent millions of dollars to purchase tracking data from gay dating and hookup apps to identify gay priests. They then shared that information with bishops across the country, a new investigation has found.
Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal — a group whose goal is to “empower the church to carry out its mission” by providing church leaders with “evidence-based resources” so they can better train priests after identifying their weaknesses — obtained tracking data from popular dating and hookup apps from 2018 through 2021, according to an investigative report published Thursday by The Washington Post.
(Link): Catholic group spent $4M tracking priests who use gay ‘hookup apps’
March 10, 2023
by Lee Brown
A Colorado Catholic group spent millions tracking clerics who used mostly gay “hookup apps” — then outing them to bishops.
The head of Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal admitted its secretive research in a lengthy response Thursday to an exposé by The Washington Post.
The DC paper detailed how the Denver-based nonprofit spent at least $4 million buying up data mostly from Grindr, but also from Scruff, Growlr, Jack’d and OkCupid.
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