Neil Clark Warren has learned some rather important lessons over the last few years of running eHarmony, or he should have, at least. Warren has stated that he is ‘tired’ of hearing about the marriage equality debate, and is, of course, worried about how it impacts the bottom line on his business. Warren recently stated that “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.”
Was that the white flag being waved?
Warren’s company was forced to accommodate lesbians and gays back in 2008 after a lawsuit was filed against the company. Of course, this “passionate follower of Jesus” found out that, despite all his hatred towards lesbians and gays, the people he really had to worry about were Christians. He stated “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.”
Of course, Warren actually hasn’t figured out that lesbians and gay are pretty much like everyone else, despite being told that they don’t really look for anything different than straight people in terms of their relationships. He said “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.”
Warren, apparently, hasn’t quite heard that the only reason why being lesbian or gay is a painful way to live is because of bigots who make our lives painful.