Protecting the word Mormon would make it difficult for any organization except the church itself to claim a connection with the faith, including any spinoff church if one were to emerge.Meanwhile Mormons on Facebook are left in the doldrums waiting for the site to launch, bemoaning the quality of the existing Latter-day Saints dating sites.The last time you hung out, things were great, but you haven’t heard from him in days.
It’s been a difficult path." less Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine no longer considers himself an active member of the church, saying "This is about as polar-opposite a lifestyle as I was supposed to have, in my adult life. more After converting to Mormonism over a decade ago, Gladys Knight jokingly told the church’s president, its "prophet on earth," that the music was lame.She now tours with the Saints Unified Voices and gives her testimony to sold-out crowds.Lawyers for Intellectual Reserve Inc., who manage trademarks for the Mormon church, say the site has no affiliation with the church and, therefore, no right to use its name or images of its landmarks."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 said. Modern societal norms may be changing, but this form of ‘courting’ is proven to get results.5. Obviously, if someone can’t see a future with you, it’s a reason to stop dating. If the guy or gal you were seeing doesn’t possess them, count yourself lucky to be free of the relationship.8. If a pain trigger waves it’s red flag we have two options: fight (communication) or flight (ghosting, in this case).
Let’s face it- most all of us have been hurt at this stage in the game.
There are many other successful faith-based dating sites, and we wish to create a similar forum for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," said 31-year-old Jonathan Eller of Spring, the site's owner.
But Eller faces opposition from those at the very top of his faith, whose lawyers contacted his server provider ordering that the site be shut down.
The dispute now centers on whether Eller can legally use the word Mormon anywhere on the site, with IRI asserting that the church has total ownership of the word, according to the lawsuit.
Lawyers for the church also declined to comment on whether it is possible to protect such a generic word, one that has already been used in other instances, such as the title of the Broadway musical, "The Book of Mormon." The use of the word Mormon "is the central issue of this case," said Robert Schick Friday.
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