Nov 21 2008

Just lovely

Category: gay marriageharmonicminer @ 9:28 am

And now, in only a skirmish of the broader battle to force everyone to treat gay marriage exactly as hetero marriage, regardless of religious beliefs or ideological orientation, the site eHarmony has yielded to lawsuit and will provide services for gays and lesbians, simply out of fear of what the court will decide if they continue to fight the lawsuit.

Congratulations, tolerance mau-mauers: Your shakedown of a Christian-targeted dating website worked. Homosexuals will no longer be denied the inalienable “right” to hook up with same-sex partners on eHarmony. What a landmark triumph for social progress, eh?

New Jersey plaintiff Eric McKinley can now crown himself the new Rosa Parks — heroically breaking down inhumane barriers to Internet matchmaking by forcing a law-abiding private company to provide services it was never created to provide. “Men seeking men” has now been enshrined with “I have a dream” as a civil rights rallying cry of the 21st century. Bully for you, Mr. McKinley. You bully.

Neil Warren, eHarmony’s founder, is a gentle, grandfatherly businessman who launched his popular dating site to support heterosexual marriage. A “Focus on the Family” author with a divinity degree, Warren encourages healthy, lasting unions between men and women of all faiths, mixed faiths or no faith at all.

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The company agreed not only to offer same-sex dating services on a new site, but also to offer six-month subscriptions for free to 10,000 gay users, pay McKinley $5,000 and fork over $50,000 to New Jersey’s Civil Rights division “to cover investigation-related administrative costs.” Oh, and that’s not all. Yield, yield to the grievance-mongers:

Additional terms of the settlement include:

– eHarmony, Inc. will post photos of same-sex couples in the “Diversity” section of its website as successful relationships are created using the company’s same-sex matching service. In addition, eHarmony, Inc. will include photos of same-sex couples, as well as individual same-sex users, in advertising materials used to promote its same-sex matching services;

– eHarmony, Inc. will revise anti-discrimination statements placed on company websites, in company handbooks and other company publications to make plain that it does not discriminate on the basis of “sexual orientation”;

– the company has committed to advertising and public relations/ marketing dedicated to its same-sex matching service, and will retain a media consultant experienced in promoting the “fair, accurate and inclusive” representation of gay and lesbian people in the media to determine the most effective way of reaching the gay and lesbian communities.

Just sort of makes you feel warm all over, doesn’t it, that these noble freedom fighters brought to heel the evil homophobic Christians who were “discriminating” against them?  It really is true that no good deed goes unpunished.  For all of you who think the agenda does not include taking away your freedom of choice to associate as you choose, and to live and encourage traditional morality, it’s time to take your head out of the sand.

Let’s be clear about this:  the person bringing the lawsuit had MANY other options.  His sole intent was to TAKE AWAY eHarmony’s options to conduct its business as it saw fit.

 

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