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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Apple Pulls "Gay Cure" iPhone App

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I missed this in Good Morning News, but an iPhone app from the group that "proclaims freedom from homosexuality", Exodus International, has been pulled from Apple's app store today after 152,000 people signed a petition urging Apple to yank the app.

Exodus International is that gross group that runs camps and workshops to "cure" people of their gayness—I never used the app, but it looks like it as mostly used to gets news and event updates from Exodus. Apple originally gave the Exodus app a 4+ rating from Apple, meaning that it contains "no objectionable content."

Hilariously, a counter-petition went up to demand Apple keep the app and fight "reverse suppression from gays." So far, it only has ten signatures.

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