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posted Mar 19, 2011, 5:59 AM by Michael Chanak

Apple Under Fire For Approving ‘Gay Cure’ iPhone App From Exodus International (The Huffington Post)

Poor, poor App Store. We complain when Apple rejects apps (like, sniff, mine)—and we complain when the company approves apps, too. Exodus International, an iPhone app released in February, “is committed to encouraging, educating and equipping the Body of Christ to address the issue of homosexuality with grace and truth.” Translation: the app, like the ministry, aims to cure gayness. Truth Wins Out, a non-profit that fights anti-gay religious extremism, takes issue with that goal, and has launched an online petition calling on Apple to remove the app from the App Store. Personally, I’m still waiting for Apple to approve an app that’ll get rid of my seasonal allergies.