Neil Clark Warren is a Christian theologian who helped found the eHarmony dating site. For a long time, it only helped heterosexuals find dates -- they discriminated against gays because Warren doesn't believe that gays should be treated like equal human beings. Since then they have been forced by lawsuits to create a dating site for gays then integrate it with eHarmony.
Protests & Pitchforks
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Being forced to follow the law and treat everyone equally led to problems for eHarmony. It wasn't gays who did anything, though, it was the Christians which eHarmony was originally set up serve. The company had to hire extra security to protect employees from violent, threatening Christians. Who got blamed for this? According to Neil Clark Warren, gays and same-sex marriage are to blame -- not the violent, threatening Christians.
Makes sense, right?
"I think this issue of same-sex marriage within the next five to 15 years will be no issue anymore. We've made too much of it. I'm tired of it. It has really damaged our company," Warren said, "and 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.
He continued "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. At the very best, it's been a painful way for a lot of people to have to live. But at this point, at this age, I want America to start drawing together. I want it to be more harmonious."
Warren described himself as "a passionate follower of Jesus. I think he's the greatest thing that ever happened to the human race."
Why would Neil Clark Warren want to associate himself with a religion where followers become violent when they think that a private company doesn't happen to strictly adhere to what they believe is the correct interpretation of scripture. These are supposed to be Warren's sort of Christian. They're his customers. What does it say about his own form of Christianity when it leads to violence -- and when he doesn't have the courage to condemn it, choosing instead to blame gays and gay marriage?
Being gay is only "painful" because of Christians like Neil Clark Warren and his violent customers. He doesn't want America to "draw together" except on his own terms -- terms dictated by his interpretation of his religion. No "study" he might do would have any value whatsoever. It can't, when it's funded by someone who blames victims for the abuse they suffer at the hands of their Christian tormenters.