But the Swedish Data Inspection Board called the site to task for an alleged breach of the country's Personal Data Act.
And the pastor, now pensioned, is suing 7EHimlen for 370,000 kronor ($52,000) for loss of income and a violation of his right to privacy, according to local media reports.
The pastor, who had been drinking at the time, said in April that he deeply regretted his online outburst.
"You look like a bearded lady," was one of the more offensive comments made to women with whom he was chatting on the Christian dating site. You probably have to pay for sex," the elderly pastor said to another, according to local newspaper Smålandsposten.
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