Apple called on to pull ‘gay cure’ app from iTunes

More then 110,000 people had electronically signed an online petition at a change.org website calling for Apple to remove the Exodus International application from iTunes.Apple was under pressure to yank a so-called “gay cure” application from its iTunes shop for software for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices.

Florida-based Christian group that advocates freeing oneself from homosexuality through religion, has publicly condemned the petition as an assault on free speech and an improper spin on the application’s purpose.information including videos, podcasts, a Twitter feed, and the group’s page at social networking service Facebook.Exodus boasted at its website that Apple ranked its program as containing “no objectionable material.”

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According to the Exodus “This application is designed to be a useful resource for men, women, parents, students, and ministry leaders,We hope to reach a broader demographic and readily provide information that is crucial for many seeking hope and encouragement”

The online petition picking up momentum on yesteday expressed shock at iTunes approving an app from “a notoriously anti-gay organization” that used “scare tactics, misinformation, stereotypes and distortions.”Exodus advocates “reparative therapy” to change the sexual orientation of homosexuals.”No objectionable content?” a message at the petition page at change.org asked rhetorically. “We beg to differ. Exodus’s message is hateful and bigoted.”

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