This course of real love never ever did run smooth.
A small grouping of faithful Mormons is attempting to introduce a website that is dating LDS singles—but they are dealing with backlash from their church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is crying foul at Mormon Match’s choice to make use of the Salt Lake Temple and also the term “Mormon” to their web site, claiming the church has total ownership over those activities.
“We think we have been well inside our liberties to safeguard both making use of the title associated with the church as well as the image associated with Salt Lake temple and also to explain that the plaintiff’s company doesn’t have connection whatsoever to your church,” attorney Robert Schick told the Houston Chronicle.
The church’s moves—and alleged backhanded tries to shut the site—came down as a shock to dateamormon.com founders Jonathan Eller and Matthew LaPointe. The two result from Mormon pioneer families and claim a deep and authentic belief in the tenets of Mormonism.
“Everyone loves the church,” Eller said. “I’m hoping we could started to an arrangement that is mutually beneficial. [Read more…]