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.
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.”

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