∞ Apple removes 'gay cure' iPhone app from the App Store

After nearly 150,000 signatures protesting the so-called “gay cure” app, Apple removed it from its App Store.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]”We removed the Exodus International app from the Apple Store because it violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people,” An Apple spokesman said.

The makers of the app, Exodus International, says its app “is committed to encouraging, educating and equipping the Body of Christ to address the issue of homosexuality with grace and truth.”

But that’s certainly not how everyone sees the app. The people who organized the petition against the app see it quite differently.

“Exodus’ message is hateful and bigoted,” according to the petition. “They claim to offer ‘freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ’ and use scare tactics, misinformation, stereotypes and distortions of LGBT life to recruit clients. They endorse the use of so-called ‘reparative therapy’ to ‘change’ the sexual orientation of their clients.”