The home page for "Mormon Match," which enticed 1,000 singles from more than 25 countries to sign-up within its first 48 hours, includes a backdrop featuring the temple and a verse from 3 Nephi 14:7, a passage found in the Book of Mormon.Robert Schick, of Intellectual Reserve Inc., who represents the Mormon church's trademarks, argued that the dating site has no official connection with the LDS and consequently, no claim to use its language or images."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," Schick told The Houston Chronicle. The mortal existence offers lesser opportunity for the improvement of their souls than for other races. The Negro Mormon can hold no office whatsoever in a church which offers some office to every one of its male members at some time in his life. So he never really leaves the feeling that black skin makes a man inferior. The second development, partly related to the first, was a fuller unfolding of the doctrine relating to premortal existence, . But he can have blue eyes, white skin and blond curly hair and have an African Negro in his ancestry and find himself rejected by the Mormons as an applicant for priesthood. The doctrine of marriage for time and eternity is for others, not for them. A devout Mormon never really leaves his religious shell as he goes about his life in the secular world.These include Insights, their regular newsletter for FARMS members; FARMS Review of Books; The Journal of Book of Mormon Studies; and their many fine monographs.
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Jonathan Eller, who co-founded Mormon Match with Matthew La Pointe, defended the Texas-based company's use of the Mormon name and said he was not trying to pick a fight with his church."I love the church," he said.