Dating Website ChristianMingle Must Include Gays, Judge Rules

By Published on July 1, 2016

ChristianMingle.com, an online platform for single Christians seeking relationships, must accommodate gay users, a California judge ruled.

Two gay men in California brought a lawsuit against ChristianMingle’s parent company Spark Network, which also administers CatholicMingle.com, AdventistSinglesConnection.com, BlackSingles.com, and a mobile application CROSSPATHS. They alleged the site’s failure to accommodate gay users violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a state anti-discrimination law.

ChristianMingle only includes “man seeking woman” and “woman seeking man” options for users, but does not include alternatives for users seeking members of the same sex.

The ruling gives the website two years to ensure that the gateway options on the homepage for new users ask only whether a user is a “man” or “woman.” The order also allows the website to maintain the current options if an alternative for individuals seeking members of the same sex is included. The verdict is also applied against the other dating platforms Spark Network operates.

“I am gratified that we were able to work with Spark to help ensure that people can fully participate in all the diverse market places that make our country so special, regardless of their sexual orientation,” plaintiff’s attorney Vineet Dubey told The Wall Street Journal.

Spark Network will also pay $9,000 to the two plaintiffs and reimburse them for attorney’s fees.

 

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  • Gary

    Another example of the courts trying to destroy Christianity. The God haters are going to keep doing these kinds of things until they are stopped. And it will require a bloody revolution to stop it.

    • Ken Abbott

      Or another Great Awakening–a widespread spiritual revolution in the hearts of men and women. God’s done it before; pray earnestly he will have mercy and do it again here and now.

      • Gary

        According to Bible prophesy, it won’t happen.

        • Ken Abbott

          Depends on where you think we are on the prophetic calendar. Being of Reformed persuasion, I lean toward either a-mil or post-mil, in which case there’s every reason to expect the Spirit could still act in a dramatic fashion. Besides, the gospel is going gangbusters in Africa and Asia these days–why not here?

          • Gary

            I believe history will soon end, so I disagree with you about prophesy. The world is rotting, right before our very eyes. And the speed with which it is doing that is increasing.

          • Ken Abbott

            I once thought as you. I guess we’ll see. I’ve read enough church history to know that things have looked very grim before and God redeemed the time. Perhaps he will again. And we can still pray that he would show mercy, right?

          • AugustineThomas

            Protestant prophecies of the end times are still batting 0%. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

          • Gary

            I’m not Protestant.

          • AugustineThomas

            I consider Evangelicals to be Protestants making silent protests. 🙂

          • AugustineThomas

            This is the problem with Protestantism. Now, rather than a hundred or two hundred heresies, there a hundred or two hundred million and you all disagree with each other at least as much as you do with the One True Church.
            How you all ignore the “keys to the kingdom” reference to the Old Testament and fact that Christ so obviously speaks about one Church, unified in body and spirit, is beyond me.

          • Ken Abbott

            Uh, thanks for playing, AT, but that’s really not germane. Differences in eschatological details are not considered heresies.

          • AugustineThomas

            Here we go again. No one agrees on the definition of heresy anymore.
            So you think it’s worth being visibly divided over matters that are simply related to “eschatological details”? Christ seems to be quite clear about being visibly unified. Dividing our Church into new churches and then dividing all those churches up again until Christ returns in glory and giving them all different names over eschatological details hardly seems prudent or in keeping with the spirit of Christ’s commandments regarding the Holy Church.
            We’re in danger of a situation in which every man is an island with the pope of a one-member church on it. 🙂

        • Boris

          Can you prove any prophecies were actually not written AFTER the events they supposedly predicted had already taken place? No. In Antiquity nobody knew when something may have been written. So when a letter or book comes around predicting what people were already experiencing they figured hey, this is a prophecy from the past. Now this fooled the ancients and did what it was supposed to do to placate them. But you people, thousands of years later have no excuse for being so gullible. Can you prove the Book of Daniel is not a 2nd Century forgery written by two different authors in two different languages like most Bible commentaries say it is? Yeah prophecy shmophecy your are naive as can be.

        • Gail Finke

          Ummm…. according to WHAT Bible propehcy?

    • Boris

      Why do you hate Allah, the God of Islam?

      • AugustineThomas

        Mohammed was a child molester and a rapacious warlord and Allah is his fantasy god. So, yea, that’s why!

        May Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior have mercy on you!

        • Boris

          Neither Muhammad or Jesus ever existed. So you Muslims and Christians are in the same leaky boat

  • Cowboy

    As long as heterosexual people have access to the gay dating sites – no problem – lets all be equal now. Gay Christians should be able to link up with others on this site. I am going to let God sort it out.

    • Gary

      There is no such thing as “gay Christians”. God does not save unrepentant, practicing homosexuals. And that is the only kind that exists.

  • m-nj

    as far as I know, there is a “free to use” part of ChristianMingle and a “paid regisration” side with expanded functions. the free side should not fall under these “public accommodation” laws, since it is not a business per se. the free side should be protected by the freedom of association rights of the Constitution. I hope this company only puts the gay options in the paid registration side, as that is the part that is involved in “public commerce”… make the gays pay to search for their “partners”.

    • gregoryvii

      Are you really that naive? Come now, comrade, I think you will have to undergo some re-education as to just how powerful Liberalism is.

    • Gail Finke

      It’s still a public accommodation.

  • Fascism is so inclusive. Except, well, you know…

  • Ohso

    Pander or Perish = the ‘gospel’ of the Gaystapo.
    Who wants half a million $$ for forcing ‘Catholic’ Mingle sights to promote objectively disordered behaviors contrary to Clear and Unambiguous Church Teachings – let the lawyers line up at the trough.
    Pope Francis is clear on Marriage and Gender (only two – Male – XY & Female XX, genetic birth defects notwithstanding) – so he will be sued next doubtless.

    BTW – in California it is a governmentally punishable offense to even Recommend a “Commission on the Status of Men” – to operate in tandem with the long established and tax subsidized Commission on the Status of Women – actually for only Radical Gender Feminist Misandrist Womyn (Hateful to Men & Boys, Masculinity & Normal Heterosexuality).

    Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is on record as saying he would Never Allow a County Commission for Men, and Never appoint a Man to the tax subsidized Commission for Women. Such is the scam of ‘equality’ in the one party State & Abomination.

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