University professor and church elder charged with prostitution

A Truman State University professor and elder with the Kirksville Church of Christ is facing a misdemeanor prostitution charge amid allegations he sought sexual favors from male college students.

Barry Cole Poyner, 57, of Kirksville, has been charged with a class B misdemeanor count of patronizing prostitution. Poyner faces up to six months in prison and/or a fine up to $1,000 if convicted.

Documents state the Truman State University Police Department received a tip that Poyner 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.”


Now the part the local news left out!

The Kirksville Church of Christ frequently posts on Facebook about how terrible gay people are and how if you have sex outside of marriage, you are a fornicator who is going to hell.

The church had a public anti-LGBT stance, while its leader trawled Grindr


Article submitted by, ScottInManhattan.