Trial membership lds dating site
A Mormon online dating service set to launch later this year has received notice from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attorneys asserting that the church exclusively owns "Mormon" and images of the Salt Lake City temple.The home page for "Mormon Match," which enticed 1,000 singles from more than 25 countries to sign-up within its first 48 hours, includes a backdrop featuring the temple and a verse from 3 Nephi 14:7, a passage found in the Book of Mormon.Jonathan Eller, who co-founded Mormon Match with Matthew La Pointe, defended the Texas-based company's use of the Mormon name and said he was not trying to pick a fight with his church. "I'm hoping we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.I don't want to do any harm to the church." Nevertheless, since the LDS' first notice, Mormon Match has filed a lawsuit against the church, for the "clandestine" strategies with which Eller says it employed in its attempt to take down of his site.“It’s not that He’s Just Not That Into You,” Birger says. In its rate of people leaving the fold, Mormons are not all that different from the wider culture.“It’s that There Just Aren’t Enough of Him.” The numbers appear compelling. In fact, we’re doing better than a lot of religions.
Last week, an excellent Trib Talk episode put four single Mormon women in conversation about being single in a married church. These women, and thousands like them, are only “screwed” if everyone in Mormondom keeps telling them . Robert Schick, of Intellectual Reserve Inc., who represents the Mormon church's trademarks, argued that the dating site has no official connection with the LDS and consequently, no claim to use its language or images."We believe we are well within our rights to protect both the use of the name of the church and the image of the Salt Lake temple and to make clear that the plaintiff's business has no connection whatsoever to the church," Schick told The Houston Chronicle.In Utah, he claims, there are now 150 Mormon women for every 100 Mormon men, “a 50 percent oversupply of women,” even though , there are actually more men than women in the state. He says Mormon men leave the faith in higher numbers than women, making the statistics of available, active LDS singles significantly lopsided by gender. According to a Pew study released in May of this year, 64% of people who are raised LDS in America still self-identify as Mormon as adults, which is higher than the retention rate for Catholics (59%) or mainline Protestants (45%).
The In a study based on data from the General Social Survey, Phillips and Cragun show that between 19, 92.6% of Mormon respondents in the MCR [Mormon Culture Region] who reported being LDS at age 16 were still members of the church when they were surveyed. But even though disaffiliation is a national social trend, I’m sure that’s cold comfort to the general authorities in Salt Lake City. The online dating service first ran into problems when Eller tried to trademark the site's logo, according to his New York attorney Sid Rao.