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[news.com.au] Apple removes 'gay cure' app from iTunes store  

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A GROUP that advocates "curing" gays of same-sex attractions says its iPhone application has been yanked from Apple's online iTunes shop.

"Apple made a wise and responsible decision to dump an offensive app that demonised gay and lesbian people," Mr Besen said.
I really don't think it should have been there in the first place considering Apple
didn't allow lots of others to be in it....


Source: http://www.news.com.au/technology/ap...-1226027137226
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post #2 of 94
What next? Pull out podcasts for shows like "Straight Plan for the Gay Man"?
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people who dont like it dont have to download it. whats the problem here apple?

Guess its nothing new though.
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lol... who would even think of such an app!?
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"Ultimately, this issue comes down to what we, as a culture, believe about equality and the freedom to express our beliefs," Mr Chambers said.

While I'm not on either side of the fence on this one, I find it interesting hearing him talk of beliefs when that's exactly what this Exodus group was expressing were they not?

It would appear not all beliefs are equal. And if yours is not a part of popular culture then it is inherently incorrect.
Edited by [\/]Paris - 3/24/11 at 12:26am
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I'm for freedom of speech, even if I don't agree with these people. But it's Apple's App Store, they can have whatever apps they like.
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I can see where some people are coming from with this, but I do fully stand behind apples decision to pull it, those who demonise gay people are stupid. Even though freedom of speech protects it, it IS after all, Apples App store.
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Apple...you get a thumbs up and a thumbs down for this one. THank you for pulling it, why was it allowed in the first place though?
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I hate to be on Apple's side, but it's their store. They remove anything they want, even if it's unfair.
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lol @ the "gay cure app"
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