Lee explained that while the website was preventing gay and bi Christians from finding love on Christian Mingle, users were turning to secular options like OKCupid that allow filtering by religion, or going on his organization's network.
"Although I know Christian Mingle would like to be seen as the place for all Christians to date online, it's simply not the case," Lee told The News.
The site opened to gay users after settling a lawsuit that claimed that it violated California’s non-discrimination law.
The Unruh Civil Rights Act requires businesses offer "full and equal" accommodations and services to people regardless of their sexual orientation.
Now, Spark Networks can only ask its users to identify if they are male and female and for now make no indication of the type of relationship they are seeking.
Christian Mingle.com, an online dating service for Christian singles, must now accommodate gay and lesbian users, a California judge ruled.
Two gay men brought a class action suit against Christian Mingle's parent company, Spark Network, for not giving them an option to seek same-sex relationships on the site.