The News' requests for comment from LDS church and from IRI were not returned.
Mormon Match decided to sue the church for its “clandestine” tactics.
"Instead of answering any of our messages, IRI secretly sent a letter to our website hosting company that nearly caused a catastrophe for the company," said Mormon Match’s lawyer Sid Rao.
But Eller and other commentors lamented that these other sites were trolled by “creepers.” “We’re a little worried about the lack of local options in our ward, we’ve already tried the other ‘LDS’ dating sites (not built or maintained by LDS peeps) with only battle scars and creepo stories to show for it,” Eller writes on Mormon Match.
The new site is being built by LDS singles, who promise to review all profiles.
Eller and La Pointe are hoping to clear up the dispute with the church and officially launch later this year. (“IRI”) involves a secular issue of intellectual property law and not religious doctrine,” Mormon Match said in a statement released to The News.
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.