Apple’s app guidelines released in September last year detailed rules on how the company decides what can and cannot be sold through its store: “Any app that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual or group in harms way will be rejected,” the company states.Meanwhile, on the Exodus International blog, the comments are pretty great: “I love this app, it is perfect for me as a bisexual transsexual person. Perhaps someday God will love me, wait he already does because in the Bible it says to not judge people.”
Monday, 21 March 2011
There's An App for Hate
Exodus International, a nonprofit Christian organization that employs questionable tactics to promote “a healing alternative to those with homosexual tendencies” through Jesus Christ has launched a free iPhone app that updates users on the latest news from the world of “homosexual healing.” Unsurprisingly, Apple’s approval of the “post-gay app” has been met with criticism from LGBT groups who argue that Apple violated its own guidelines by granting a “no objectionable content” rating to a “hateful and bigoted” app.