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Excerpted from: www.westernjournal.com...
A Christian group has had its app removed from Apple’s online store after a gay rights group objected to it.
“We thank Apple for exemplifying corporate responsibility and taking swift action to remove a dangerous app that stigmatizes and demeans LGBT people,” Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen told NBC. “Ex-gay programs are consumer fraud and cause significant harm to the people they purport to help.”
The group had started an online petition to have the app banned. The petition drew 356 supporters.
“The app falsely portrays being gay as an ‘addiction’, ‘sickness’, and ‘sin,'” the Change.org petition read.
“The American Psychiatric Association warns that attempts to change one’s sexual orientation can lead to ‘anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behavior,’ including suicide. Why would Apple allow its online store to be used as a platform to promote such dangerous, homophobic garbage?” the petition asked.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
In my opinion this was a stupid app in the fist place and as such I agree with it being removed. In my view it was removed because of the offence it causes rather that Amazon thinking it’s gay customers are stupid.
It’s their platform so it’s their rules.
originally posted by: oriondc
If some confused kid downloaded that app and killed themselves because of it, that would be bad. I see no reason for any app to exist solely to make a person feel like damaged goods.
originally posted by: rickymouse
If a gay person decides he does not want to be gay anymore, they should have access to help to transition back. So the gays don't think that they should be allowed to? I think that is typical liberal thinking, you are not allowed to change your mind unless it is in their direction.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: carewemust
You can’t „untrain“ yourself of being gay, that’s a myth told by ultra-religious groups.
Just imagine a training for you to become gay - feels stupid for a heterosexual, right?
Same goes the other way around.
This kind of app is made to break people.
I appreciate the decision to stop offering it.
originally posted by: XL5
What about vegans freaking out over cooking app's that feature meat, since eating meat is a choice.