A group of faithful Mormons is trying to launch a dating website for LDS singles—but they’re facing backlash from their church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is crying foul at Mormon Match’s decision to use the Salt Lake Temple and the word “Mormon” on their site, claiming the church has total ownership over those things.
"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," attorney Robert Schick told the Houston Chronicle.
The church’s moves—and alleged backhanded attempts to shut down the site—came as a surprise to founders Jonathan Eller and Matthew La Pointe.
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