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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:22 PM

eHarmony founder says marriage equality "damaged his company"

Thunderderp.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/neil-clark-warren-eharmon_n_2694711.html

The Christian co-founder of the popular dating site eHarmony is no stranger to sparking controversy in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community....

"I think this issue of same-sex marriage within the next five to 15 years will be no issue anymore," Warren told Yahoo! Finance. "We’ve made too much of it. I’m tired of it. It has really damaged our company.”...

"When the attorney general of the state of New Jersey decided that we had to put up a same-sex site and we did it out of counsel that if we didn’t do it we were not going to have any business in New Jersey — we literally had to hire guards to protect our lives because the people were so hurt and angry with us, were Christian people, who feel that it’s a violation to scripture," Warren, who deemed himself a "passionate follower of Jesus" in the interview, added.

"I have said that eHarmony really ought to put up $10 million and ask other companies to put up money and do a really first class job of figuring out homosexuality," he also noted. "At the very best, it's been a painful way for a lot of people to have to live."


"a violation to Scripture"? I was not aware that Scripture had much, if anything, to say about the Interwebs.

And I'm certain that my many LGBT friends will appreciate Dr. Warren's empathy for the horrible pain they have to live in.

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Reply eHarmony founder says marriage equality "damaged his company" (Original post)
KamaAina Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
hunter Feb 2013 #2
Matariki Feb 2013 #3
joeunderdog Feb 2013 #32
City Lights Feb 2013 #6
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #7
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #28
kysrsoze Feb 2013 #4
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #5
nykym Feb 2013 #8
progressoid Feb 2013 #9
brooklynite Feb 2013 #10
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #11
HughBeaumont Feb 2013 #12
Macoy51 Feb 2013 #16
GoneOffShore Feb 2013 #21
Pisces Feb 2013 #13
backtoblue Feb 2013 #14
Laelth Feb 2013 #30
callous taoboy Feb 2013 #15
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #17
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #18
Bake Feb 2013 #19
KamaAina Feb 2013 #20
Bake Feb 2013 #23
eShirl Feb 2013 #22
marmar Feb 2013 #24
Autumn Feb 2013 #25
Hugabear Feb 2013 #26
GoneOffShore Feb 2013 #27
Laelth Feb 2013 #29
Rex Feb 2013 #31
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #33

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:26 PM

1. Hey Warren, do not start a business if you don't want business regulations

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. Wait, they had to hire guards to protect themselves from *Christians* ???


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Response to hunter (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:33 PM

3. Was just going to post the same thing. THAT should tell the guy something.

But it probably won't.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:12 PM

32. Divorced Christians, I'm guessing.

Did they get blocked from the site too for offending Jesus or was it just the gays who pissed Him off?

eHetero can cry me a river.

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Response to hunter (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:34 PM

6. I know, right?!

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Response to hunter (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:34 PM

7. Yeah, he should spend that $10 million figuring out "Christians" instead...

What a tool.

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Response to hunter (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:22 PM

28. Hey, the Christians are all about love ...

Well, you know, except when they're trying to murder people they hate and stuff like that.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:33 PM

4. Tough shit. Asshole.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:33 PM

5. "we literally had to hire guards to protect our lives...

because the people were so hurt and angry with us, were Christian people, who feel that it’s a violation to scripture"


Snort

Allow me to "do a really first class job of figuring out" Neil Clark Warren.

He's an idiot.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:51 PM

8. Dr Warren

Why not do what the Pilgrims did find someplace to practice YOUR brand of Christianity.
In other words LEAVE!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:56 PM

9. OFFS



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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:59 PM

10. ...because all his clients decided to become Gay?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:05 PM

11. maybe it's the sexual assaulters you cant keep from trolling your site

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:13 PM

12. Just as with any fundamentalpatient . . . their voices, unfortunately, are the loudest.

If anything is damaging, it's Warren's "hate speech lite".

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

16. Jesus Said to Love Every One

 

Mmmm, in my bible, Jesus said he loves ALL of us, and he commanded us to love each other like he loved us. I don’t recall him saying…”love each other ……..except them gays”.

Yup, just double checked…Jesus said to love every one, no exceptions or fine print.


Yes, even "those people" lol


macoy

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:50 PM

21. Fundamentalpatient - Ooo I like it!

I like it a lot!!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:15 PM

13. How quickly fundies compromise their beliefs once their true God "Money" is affected. Hit them in

the wallet and things will change fast.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:19 PM

14. Not much of a Christian to set aside his beliefs for profits...

He had to hire guards to protect himself against fellow Christians? WWJD? Oh, yeah - he walked what he talked and cared more for the people than his personal assets.

Fuck Warren and those self-professed in ANY religion whose actions are dictated by GREED and not love, peace, and tolerance.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:39 PM

30. +1. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

15. Do his customers sign an agreement not to do the "do" until marriage?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:22 PM

17. Hahah..I tried Eharmony...thought I would meet a gal..worst dating site i have ever been on.

Just a really bad design and impossible to connect with anyone.

Talking to my cat got more of a response.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:28 PM

18. It sounds like the asshole just woke up to the fact his support of Marriage Equality damaged his

brand...hahah

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:19 PM

19. "Christian" people threatened his life

to the point that he had to have guards?

Hmmm ....

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:37 PM

20. "Christian" people hit abortion clinics all the time

and have been known to injure or even kill doctors.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:06 PM

23. Yeah, I know.

Pretty damn ironic, huh.

Bake

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:56 PM

22. gee, it's like he offended the Taliban or something

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:08 PM

24. Is there anything that they won't blame on Teh Gays?

nt

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:09 PM

25. Had to hire guards to protect our lives because the people were so hurt and angry with us,

were Christian people. That sentence says one fucking hell of a lot.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:10 PM

26. He had to hire security to protect against violent Christians?

To be honest, I can't figure out if he's lying his ass off or not. There are some crazy-ass "Christians" out there

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:18 PM

27. One of the commenters on HuffPo

he should have just saved some bucks and changed the name to eBigotry.com...

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:38 PM

29. Pathetic. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:42 PM

31. 'The people'? Who? Where?

Christians? New Jersey? What people Warren? Me thinks he breaks the 9th Commandment a lot.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:27 PM

33. It's not teh gay that is ruining his company, it is the DOUCHEBAG that found the company

that is ruining the company.

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