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Friday, 18 March 2011 12:00

Petition Against "Gay Treatment" Application

Written by  E-Li

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Are you ready for a new petition! This time, it is to ban an iphone application which preaches “gay treatment”.

The Christian group, Exodus International, suggests that people will find the “freedom from homosexuality” by prayers and practices conversion therapy.

However, this application is estimated by Apple with 4+ which means that there are no reprehensible contents.

A campaign was launched to remove this application and already more than 17 000 people have signed it on Change.org.

The campaign, started by Truth Wins Out, says: “Exodus’ message is hateful and bigoted. [They] 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, despite the fact that this form of ‘therapy’ has been rejected by every major professional medical organisation.”

“Apple doesn’t allow racist or anti-Semitic apps in its app store, yet it gives the green light to an app targeting vulnerable LGBT youth with the message that their sexual orientation is a ‘sin that will make your heart sick’ and a ‘counterfeit’. This is a double standard that has the potential for devastating consequences.”

Apple removed the anti-gay declaration of Manhattan following complaints of the community, it is necessary now that they do the same with this new application.

Exodus International says it has “over 35 years of ministry experience…committed to encouraging, educating and equipping the Body of Christ to address the issue of homosexuality with grace and truth.”

So it is with grace and truth that I give you the address of the petition if you want to sign it: PETITIONPETITION

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