Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Episcopal Seminarian Opens Gay Dating Service

From Ekklesia:
A seminarian in the US has launched what is believed to be the world's first dedicated matchmaking site for gay Christians.

The site,, has been developed by 22 year old Justin R. Cannon for gay Christians looking for a life partner, friendship or even just a Bible study partner.

"Most GLBTQ Christians are excluded from joining Christian personals sites, and gay and other personals sites aren’t structured to meet their specific needs. The growing gay Christian demographic deserves a welcoming safe place tailored just for us" explains Cannon. emerged out of Cannon’s own recognition of the lack networking presence on the web for meeting other gay Christians.

[…] is believed to be the Internet’s only devoted gay Christians matchmaking site and already boasts almost 1700 members from more than 50 different countries.

One member raves, “ is awesome! I signed on and found a guy who lives right in my hometown. And the matchmaking service really did help…we have so much in common!”

Justin Cannon was raised in the Episcopal Church, and later interest in Catholic, Orthodox, and Quaker theologies led towards an ecumenical perspective that recognizes a deep sense of unity among Christians that transcends the walls of denominations.

He is currently attending seminary at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California (USA) as he pursues priesthood within the Episcopal Church.

Perhaps next year he will be kind enough to launch a website to match Christian drug addicts with Christian pushers.

Pray for the souls of those misled by Mr. Cannon and his friends. May God help those who he may someday be given to pastor, may God help Mr. Cannon, and may God help us all who have helped bring society to this point. Luke 17:2 continually comes to mind these days.