Originally Posted by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin
This is a legitimate thing to do +rep apple on this one . you're freedom of speech and where others begin . by using this types of things you effectively go against the right for gays to live the way they are living and having the freedom of being together without having to cope with hate and persecution . Only fools would say different and I pity the fools...
like a great humorist one said here .
I RESPECT YOU BECAUSE YOU DON'T SMOKE . SO RESPECT ME BECAUSE I SMOKE
it's like saying
I RESPECT YOU BECAUSE YOU DON'T SLAP ME IN THE FACE. SO RESPECT ME BECAUSE I SLAP YOU IN THE FACE.
the app wasn't directly hateful towards Gay people though, it was expressing a religious belief. Prior to removal the app has received... +4 approval or something from apple. Checking out the Exodus Website, it is not filled with hate speech. People take offence to difference of opinions, mainly (i think) to how they interpret that. Sort of like observation statements vs value statements
"Honey you burnt the rice"
how she receives it
"you are a terrible cook"
People that have homosexual leanings & feel guilty about having those leaning. They have decided that for whatever reason that a homosexual lifestyle is not for them. Its people that feel this way that this (i think) app sought to target.
So somebody admitting to be homosexual and not wanting to be homosexual and someone else wanting to assist them in this is wrong. Whereas someone else telling individual to embrace it is not wrong.
Who is "right" and who is "not right" in the above example?
Also keep in mind that I am not suggesting that any of my examples came across as homophobic or hateful or condemning in the above examples.
I get the feeling that this thread is going to degenerate into a religious debate & flame war.