“Gay Cure” Iphone app removed by Apple from store

Posted on Mar 23 2011 - 6:33pm by Huzoor Bux

Apple remove “Gay Cure” app after the 146,000 people enter a petition against a “gay cure” app from Store.

The app’s goal, according to its creator Exodus International, was to “provide support for individuals who want to recover from homosexuality.” The app, which could best be described as a mobile version of the Exodus International’s website, was previously available at this link [iTunes link].

The activist organization Truth Wins Out and Change.org, the platform used to launch the petition, on Wednesday praised Apple for removing the app from the App Store.

“Apple made a wise and responsible decision to dump an offensive app that demonized gay and lesbian people,” said Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out.

In a similar situation last year, Apple removed an anti-gay app after 7,000 people signed a Change.org petition calling for its removal.

What do you think? Did Apple make the right move by shutting down the application? Should Apple have ever approved the app in the first place? Please share your opinions in the comments.

 

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