Exodus Disappointed by Launch of Gay Matchmaking Site

| by Exodus International

"Disappointed, Saddened by eHarmony Decision"

Orlando, FL-- Exodus International, the largest Christian ministry to those dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction, responded to the news that eHarmony, a matchmaking company founded by evangelical psychologist Neil Clark Warren, has decided to launch a matchmaking website for homosexual singles instead of fighting a nearly four-year-old complaint in court.

In 2005, a homosexual man filed a complaint alleging that eHarmony's policy of matching only heterosexual couples violated New Jersey's anti-discrimination law which covers "sexual orientation." As part of the settlement reached with the New Jersey attorney general, eHarmony plans to launch - a matchmaking web site aimed solely at the homosexual community. Founded in 2000, eHarmony was initially marketed to Christian singles.

"Raising a white flag of surrender over foundational Christian principles cannot be an option when we truly believe that such truths are the gateway to freedom and new life," said Alan Chambers, former homosexual and President of Exodus International. "The Bible is clear that homosexual relationships were never part of God's creative design for humanity, nor is it His best plan for individuals. Those of us who have experienced the emptiness of gay life know that promoting it will inevitably lead to more heartache for many."