The two come from Mormon pioneer families and claim a deep and authentic belief in the tenets of Mormonism. "I'm hoping we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.I don't want to do any harm to the church." Representatives for the church reportedly wrote to the company that was hosting Mormon Match and asked for it to be taken offline immediately.
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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Intellectual Reserve Inc., an organization that manages the church’s trademarks, questioned Eller’s right to use the word Mormon anywhere on his site.
The website’s use of the word Mormon "is the central issue of this case," Schick said.