Monday, March 21, 2011

Anti-Gay iPhone App...AGAIN!

Here we go again! Apple is causing an uproar by approving an application from an organization calling itself Exodus International for inclusion in the iTunes store. Exodus International hopes the app will spread the word of it's ministry to "individuals and families impacted by homosexuality." It was approved with a 4+ rating which means that there was "no objectionable content"! Say WHAT?!? What these charlatans at Exodus purport to do is to offer "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ". Hmmmm....oooooookay.

Exodus utilizes "reparative therapy" to turn gay men and women straight. This therapy has been denounced by every major psychological association. The American Psychological Association opposes the therapy, as does the American Medical Association and the American Counseling Association. How about this, I am going to create an app that will offer freedom from HETEROSEXUALITY! Yeah, it would be as effective as the Exodus app.

This is not the first time the anti-gay religious crazies have attempted to pollute iTunes with their bigotry. The Manhattan Declaration (where do they come up with these names?) infiltrated the store with their anti-gay marriage app last November and was pulled after an outcry from customers.

Let's face it, being gay is NOT A CHOICE. It is GENETIC. Much like the color of your skin. If these so called christians hate gays so much, then quit having us! Scarily enough, they are probably trying. The sanctity of life means nothing if it goes against their views. Dr. George Tiller is proof of that.

I have a message for these type of "christians". Keep your hate, bigotry, and vitriol to yourselves. It is incredible that in this day and age we are still fighting this kind of hate. Would Apple approve a racist or anti-Semitic app? Of course not! Then why are they approving an app that is anti-gay?

Send Apple a message that this kind of bigotry will not be tolerated. Join and sign the petition to have this app removed from the iTunes store here at change.org. Right now, there are 86,086 signatures requesting the app be removed. Make it 86,087.

To quote Lady Gaga:
I'M BEAUTIFUL IN MY WAY
'CAUSE GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES
I'M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY

DON'T HIDE YOURSELF IN REGRET
JUST LOVE YOURSELF AND YOU'RE SET
I'M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY

Damn right!

UPDATE: As of 1:16 pm today the number of signatures at change.org is now 100,617 and growing! In fact, I had to update this before I published it and it went up another 1,000 signatures! Keep it up!

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I'm tired of the National Enquirer mentality of this country, that is so concerned about who we are sleeping with, straight or gay.

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