Petition of 88,000 against ‘anti-gay’ app

Carrie-Ann Skinner, PC Advisor
22 March, 2011
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Following on from the story Australian Macworld reported yesterday, regarding Apple approving  an ‘anti-gay’ app for the iPad and iPhone, a petition against the “hateful and bigoted” content already has 88,000 web users’ signatures.

The petition also raises concerns that Apple awarded the app a 4+ rating, which means it contains “no objectionable content”.

“Apple might consider thinking about its customer base and the penchant many lesbian and gay people have for ethical consumerism when endorsing an offensive app like this,” Ben Summerskill, chief executive of gay rights group Stonewall, told The Guardian.

Apple has yet to comment on the issue.

Last year, the tech company withdrew a similar app called Manhatten Declaration after a petition calling for its removal gained 8,000 signatures.

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  1. Graham says:

    Absolute madness. The app is a ministry tool for Christian workers. Exodus Int. (the authors) do a tremendous job counselling those who are lost and suicidal through love and acceptance, with help on how they can improve their lives.
    Have we reached a point where vocal and hateful minorities seek to prevent Christian ministries from having the same freedom of speech and thought that they themselves demand?
    This is intolerance at it’s worst and ugliest.

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