Progressive christian dating sites

As a company offering services to the general public, they must at very least allow LGBT people to use their site, in the same way they must allow people of all races and yes, even religions to use their site.When conservative religious leaders are outraged at simple ruling that require them to live by the same laws that protect them, a deeper problem is revealed.These religiously-based dating sites have become an important tool that help individuals more easily match with other people who hold their same worldview and values, which can be a difficult task in general using more mainstream dating sites.But recently, one religious dating site has faced legal backlash for its apparent “discrimination” against the LGBT community.There’s no need to tread on each other’s rights and beliefs.Over the past decade we have seen a rise in websites and phone apps that are dedicated to helping us find love and connect with those we’re “best matched” with, based on a number of personality questions and so-called compatibility formulas.

Today, we have J-Date, a website for Jewish people, Muslima, a site helping connect Muslims to future spouses, and Christian Mingle, a site for followers of Jesus to connect with fellow Christians, to name just a few.The site holds to Christian beliefs that relationships should occur between a man and a woman.The choices reflect that by not giving you the option of seeking a male if you’re a male, or female if you are female.Spark Networks, the owner of the popular religious dating websites J-Date and Christian Mingle, were recently sued focusing on a California anti-discrimination law which requires “business establishments to offer full and equal accommodations to people regardless of their sexual orientation.” The lawsuit focused on website Christian Mingle, which did not have options for LGBT people to join the site, requiring that men match with women and vice versa.Spark Networks agreed to pay the legal fees and ,000 to each plaintiff and committed to adjust their services over the next two years to give “gays and lesbian singles a more tailored experience.” wrote, “Advocates for traditional marriage consider the Christian Mingle lawsuit settlement an infringement on religious liberty, grouping the decision with broader societal and legal pressure on those opposed to gay marriage.” Ben Shapiro of wrote, “In the latest sign that the judiciary has gone completely off the rails, a judge has now forced the owners of Christian, Spark, to include same-sex matches on their website.