“All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.” Spark Networks is also host to other religious themed dating sites, including Catholic Mingle.com, JDate.com, and others, and will be changing their formats to include homosexual relationships as well. The two gay men who filed the suit will receive ,000 a piece to help assuage their hurt feelings, and 0,000 to cover their attorney fees.
Why the gay men couldn’t find relationships on a site for gays, or maybe starting a site for Christian gays of their own, is beyond me.
This angered two gay men who attempted to use it, apparently, and they set out to make the Christian site include homosexual relationships as well.
Religious liberty lost in California, and the site will be making changes to its format to include homosexual relationships.
However, as we’ve experienced in the past with LGBT activism, leaving well enough alone isn’t the point. And to my knowledge, no one has tried to force LGBT businesses to do anything, or at least succeeded.
Furthermore, I noticed only Christian businesses being targeted.
Christian is an online dating service centered around a clientele that is…well, Christian.The only person I’ve seen attempt to get Muslim bakeries to do anything was Steven Crowder, and he was just trying to prove a point.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.
In fact, with a quick Google search, I found one right off the bat that helps Christian gays and lesbians find each other. Christian websites must include homosexual relationships. While I realize there are LGBT Christians out there, it ceases being Christianity when the activism comes before faith.
Forcing religious sites to conform to formats outside of their religious beliefs was wholly unnecessary. A Christian business that holds Christian values should not be forced to ditch those values, and punished financially on top of that, just like an LGBT business shouldn’t be forced to provide products that go against its message.