“The rationale I stated marriage is a holy matrimony between a person and a lady is predicated by myself private expertise,” he stated. “I’m a straight man married to a lady I really like and I’ve two lovely daughters I really like from the wedding. That is how I really feel about my marriage.”
He additionally chided the publication for not asking him for remark earlier than publishing its story. The article had not been up to date together with his feedback greater than eight hours later.
The editor of Into didn’t reply to messages looking for remark.
Mr. Chen’s unique submit was in response to the overwhelming defeat of a same-sex marriage referendum in Taiwan, the place he was educated and has household. On the identical day he posted it, Mr. Chen shared an Into article in regards to the founding father of HTC, the Chinese language tech firm, backing teams that opposed same-sex marriage.
Right here is Mr. Chen’s full submit, translated from Chinese language:
Some individuals assume that marriage is a holy union between a person and a lady, I feel so too, however that’s your personal enterprise.
Some individuals assume that the aim of marriage is to convey up youngsters with your personal DNA, however that’s your personal enterprise.
However there are individuals who aren’t the identical as you, and desperately hope that they’ll additionally get married; they’ve their very own causes for wanting that.
Getting married is private. In case you have cash, can’t you donate to individuals affected by poverty, starvation, conflict or pure disasters, those that are actually in want of it? Why do you spend a lot cash to stop individuals in love from getting married? Aren’t there different vital issues in your life?
It’s true, I gained’t purchase HTC merchandise for the remainder of my life, and I gained’t donate any cash to Taiwan’s Christian teams ever once more for the remainder of my life!
Grindr didn’t reply to a message looking for remark.
As Mr. Chen’s feedback caromed by means of social media, a few of Grindr’s thousands and thousands of customers expressed disappointment that the president of the app held such a view.
And different publications latched on as nicely. An article by Out Journal was headlined: “The President of Grindr Simply Stated He’s AGAINST Homosexual Marriage.”