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eHarmony CEO Neil Clark Warren Had to Hire Guards Because of 'Angry' Anti-Gay Christians: VIDEO


eHarmony CEO and co-founder Neil Clark Warren sat down for a chat with CNBC and Yahoo! Finance to talk about a variety of topics. One of them was the 2008 lawsuit with the state of New Jersey after which they put up a gay site. Warren says the threats from "angry" anti-gay Christians after they did that were so great they had to hire guards to protect themselves.

"I think this issue of same-sex marriage within the next 5 to 15 years will be no issue any more. We've made too much of it. I'm tired of it. It has really damaged our company. When the attorney general of the state of NJ decided that we had to put up a same-sex site, and we did it, we literally had to hire guards to protect our lives because the people who were so hurt and angry with us were Christian people who feel that it's a violation to Scripture.


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  1. How Christian! Not.

    Conservative fundamentalists are the most hateful people around.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 12, 2013 2:12:45 PM

  2. Christians are a violation of humanity. Now that the Pope is resigning the entire Catholic Church should disband and dissolve.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Feb 12, 2013 2:14:41 PM

  3. Mr. Warren, I'm sorry the thousands of gay individuals threatened by these same kinds of people every day don't have the luxury of guards like you do.

    Follow the law or close shop.
    This isn't a theocracy.
    Go **** yourself.

    Posted by: Leo | Feb 12, 2013 2:15:07 PM

  4. "It has really damaged our company." Discrimination will do that.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Feb 12, 2013 2:15:17 PM

  5. that's religion for ya.

    Posted by: EO | Feb 12, 2013 2:16:00 PM

  6. Militant Christianists like Islamists are prone to violence.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Feb 12, 2013 2:17:24 PM

  7. death threats from cristians...Nooooo lol

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 12, 2013 2:20:49 PM

  8. I hope those people weren't the cream of the crop of possible matches on e-harmony?! Shudders at the thought!

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 12, 2013 2:21:35 PM

  9. Big girls don't cry.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 12, 2013 2:32:31 PM

  10. He's backhandedly blaming "teh gay" instead of blaming the violence fomenting evangelicals.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Feb 12, 2013 2:34:13 PM

  11. He's backhandedly blaming "teh gay" instead of blaming the violence fomenting evangelicals.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Feb 12, 2013 2:34:14 PM

  12. Ah, there goes those loving, caring and peaceful Christians. . .

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 12, 2013 2:45:44 PM

  13. I'm confused. Is he saying that "same sex marriage won't be an issue", meaning it will cease to exist? If so, then, f*#k you, Neil. If he's saying it will be more mainstream (though, I kinda doubt it), then, he's not the idiot I thought.

    Posted by: doug | Feb 12, 2013 2:50:06 PM

  14. That man is a brazen liar. One more example of an execrable evangelical reprobate playing the "victim card".

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 12, 2013 2:52:05 PM

  15. personally I think he's calling out the evangelicals as being a**holes and saying gay marriage won't be an issue because it will be the law of the land. Hope so anyway.

    Posted by: socaldesign | Feb 12, 2013 2:54:23 PM

  16. Essentially, the dispute opened up a niche for Christian dating sites to exist. They are so overtly Christian that gays would probably not consider using them.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 12, 2013 3:01:09 PM

  17. The private security industry is booming in this economy. Should be plenty of jobs for returning vets.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 12, 2013 3:08:35 PM

  18. So, he is willing to put up $10 million to fund research to cure "the ghey problem"? That is not very enlightened.

    Posted by: Charlie | Feb 12, 2013 3:26:14 PM

  19. "within the next 5 to 15 years will be no issue" meaning commonplace. Given the ravings of so-called Godly Christians, the topic sadly will NEVER EVER be laid to rest. The rantings prove only that a large group of these folks are lunatics and growing more and more dangers by the day.

    Posted by: Tothepoint | Feb 12, 2013 4:39:14 PM

  20. I don't need the executive bigot of take stupid peoples money to figure me out. I know who I am.

    Posted by: robert | Feb 12, 2013 5:01:13 PM

  21. So I wonder if he's learned anything from this or does he just feel victimized? How much empathy does it take for a Christian to screw in a lightbulb? That's the joke and it's not funny.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Feb 12, 2013 5:05:47 PM

  22. I wish in 15 years the gay marriage thing will be a non-issue because it will be the law of the land but then I look at abortion rights. Roe v. Wade was like 60 years ago? Look how Republicans continue to beat that dead horse.

    Posted by: Derrick | Feb 12, 2013 5:16:09 PM

  23. @DERRICK I fail to see any similarities.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 12, 2013 6:15:17 PM

  24. So he wants to put up $10 million to "figure out" homosexuality because "at the very best it has been a painful way for a lot of people to have to live".
    Is it just me or is this his way of saying he's willing to fund research into a "cure" for homosexuality?
    He seems to think of homosexuality as some strange phenomenon that is causing severe problems to society while completely ignoring the real problem: Christian bigotry and homophobia. A rather ignorant man.

    Posted by: Peter M. | Feb 12, 2013 6:16:14 PM

  25. @JAY: yes you do.

    Posted by: ?? | Feb 12, 2013 6:23:27 PM

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