Here, young people participate, usually once a week, in gender-segregated activities designed with an adult adviser for their particular age group. Occasionally, joint activities are planned that include boys and girls together. He wants to call it Mormon Match, which seems pretty straightforward, and he tried to trademark the site’s name. It’s not a generic descriptor like “Christian” would be, according to the IRI.
The site has not yet formally launched, and a hearing date has been set for August 8.
Until then, at least, it seems Mormons will have to keep matching elsewhere.
Like a Christian Mingle or a JDate, its purpose is to let members of a particular religion find love with one another. When he’s a “Mormon®.” Ars Technica points to the story, a somewhat unusual intellectual property fight.
In this case, the target is members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, better known as Mormons. The site founder is perfectly within his rights to try starting a business to help religious singles meet heavenly mates. Intellectual Reserve Inc., the holding company that is the church’s parent organization, holds trademarks on the word “Mormon” as well as on the relevant organizations and publications that use the name, like The Book of Mormon and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The change of this one pattern of social activities of our youth would immediately eliminate a majority of the sins of our young folks" (Kimball, 1986, pp. Steady dating is further discouraged until youth are ready for courtship.
In the past, LDS youth were basically counseled not to begin dating, especially steady dating, until they were "old enough and mature enough" to consider marriage.
Not only do these improper relations often lead to fornication, pregnancy, and abortions-all ugly sins-but in and of themselves they are pernicious evils, and it is often difficult for youth to distinguish where one ends and another begins" (Kimball, 1969, p. Although Latter-day Saints consider sexual relationships outside of marriage to be sinful, sexual relations within marriage are not only right and proper but are considered sacred and beautiful (see Sexuality).
Like most of their non-Mormon peers in dating cultures, LDS youth date to have fun as they participate in social activities with other boys and girls.
These are structured and well-supervised social and religious activities that bring teenage boys and girls together to help them develop appropriate social relationships.