Lawsuit Forces Christian Dating Sites to Include Gay Options in Searches
There have been a lot of crazy lawsuits over the years, but with the advent of gay rights being thought of as a civil rights issue some of the lawsuits that are coming out now are just ridiculous. Take for instance this most recent pronouncement from a judge against the Christian dating website ChristianMingle.com.
Two men who were at the time living in California, filed a lawsuit against ChistianMingle.com and it's parent company, Sparks Networks, calling for changes to the website because it was discriminatory and anti-gay. They won the suit and now Sparks Networks is responsible for almost a half million dollars in legal fees and payments to these gay men.
Among the lawsuits many stipulations was that all websites owned by Sparks Networks no longer display the classic, "Man seeking Woman," or "Woman seeking Man" statements. Instead, the group is now only allowed to ask users whether they are a man or whether they are a woman.
Sparks Networks also owns and operates several other popular, faith-based dating websites, including CatholicMingle.com, AventistSinglesConnection.com, and BlackSingles.com. Sparks also owns the Jewish dating site JDate.com, but that website was spared from the onerous and ridiculous task of "limiting bias."
— ChristianMingle (@christianmingle) June 30, 2016
The lawyer for the two men seeking the settlement responded in a statement saying that he felt this was a step forward for the whole country.
"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."
In actuality, this is political correctness at its very worst.
Isn't it the prerogative of someone to go on a website where they can search for dating options without having to put up filters to block people or discussions that are against their moral code? The fact that gay people now have access to this "market place" isn't just sad, it goes fundamentally against the beliefs of the Christian users.
How is this not bigotry?
h/t: The Blaze