State law requires businesses to offer “full and equal” accommodations and services to people regardless of their sexual orientation.
For now, Christian Mingle will only ask a user whether he or she is a man or woman.
Over the weekend, I discovered perhaps the strangest new addition to the Christian dating cadre: Reformed
The site is designed exclusively for Christians who adhere to the Calvinist tradition, a theological system that focuses on human depravity, God’s sovereignty, and the idea that God has already chosen the select few who will be saved.
Spark Networks agreed that within two years, it would adjust other features to give gay singles a more tailored experience, the Journal reported.
The terms approved by a state judge Monday also applied to other Spark-owned sites that had operated in the same fashion, including Catholic Mingle.com, Adventist Singles and Black Singles.com, the Journal reported.
The selection proves again that while the Lord may “looketh at the heart,” His people are still very much interested in outward appearances.
The owner of the largest online dating communtiy for Christian singles has agreed to allow gay and lesbian users find matches on its website, which previously had restrictive settings, after settling class-action claims from two gay men in California courts, the Wall Street Journal reported.
After entering my email address, zip code, and height, I’m asked, “What is your body type? This paradox is one of several that causes me to wonder if increasingly popular Christian dating websites undermine the faith-values of their users.
” My cursor hovers above “Washboard,” but in the end, I select, “I should maybe lose a few.” Next comes eye color, ethnicity, education, occupation, and smoking and drinking preferences. I’m questioned on what type of church I attend, how often I go, and what ministry I’m involved in. As of 2011, Christian Mingle had garnered more than 5 million users, and it generated .9 million in revenue during the first nine months of 2012.
Before the settlement, Christian Mingle and its partner websites would prompt users to indicate if they were a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. Under the agreement, Christian Mingle and its parent company Spark Networks has agreed to update its websites to give same-sex users a more useful experiences within the next two years.
Infidelity dating site Ashley Madison target of FTC probe, suits This also applies to Spark’s other dating websites, targeted for Catholics, Latter-Day Saints, adventists and military singles.