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Discriminatory apps shouldn't be there in the first place. At least they had gutts to pull it down (even though they knew people would find it as a reason to complain even when not used!)
Isn't Apple itself discriminating against my beliefs if I am anti homosexuality?

Things like anti-discrimination and tolerance are paradoxes. For instance, pushing tolerance inherently shows intolerance for the intolerant. Intolerance can never be eliminated without creating further intolerance in the process.

Apple merely traded politically incorrect intolerance, for politically correct intolerance.
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post #22 of 94
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post
They would lose all their customers


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pushing tolerance inherently shows intolerance for the intolerant
Whoa, that's psychotic, but logically correct. The only way to be is completely neutral, brother.

Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 3/24/11 at 12:54pm
    
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All i know is, Exit Only hahaha

but this is nothing new, they've pulled many other apps
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post #24 of 94
Lol fail app is fail
Anyone who 'wants' their gayness 'cured' probably should see a counselor and not the appstore
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When you manage things the way Apple does, these sorts of problems are going to pop up. Senators are now asking for Apple to remove DUI Checkpoint apps.
 
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I just wonder what the app actually did in the first place..
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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.
The app is aimed at helping people who have unwanted homosexual thoughts and desires to get rid of them.

How exactly is producing an app that helps people do something that they want to do "demonizing homosexuality"?

Clearly the group who produced it is not pro-gay, but that doesn't mean they are demonizing it.

If a married man is having heterosexual thoughts about a woman other than his wife, and he wants to engage in cognitive restructuring and behavior modification therapy to remove those unwanted desires, does that mean companies who produce the textbooks and treatment books are demonizing extra-marital attraction? I don't think that it does.

This app is the same thing, except people are extremely gung ho in their social and political agenda to force their opinion that A.) Homosexuality is 100% certain to be genetic, and B.) To even propose the idea of a possibility of removing or extinguishing homosexual desires is not only impossible but also damaging. Neither of those two things are scientifically true by the way.

regardless of your or my personal opinion, it is fact that some people do not believe that homosexual desires are something you are forced to have for life. I personally know multiple people who used to homosexual attractions who no longer have homosexual attractions because of spiritual and behavioral intervention. I also know people who claim that they are gay and they always have been and always will be and never want to change. Fine.

But for those that prefer to want to stop having homosexual attractions, I do not see the harm in providing people with such an app. If you dislike it, or find it offensive, then avoid it.

ALL that said, I'm not surprised in the least that Apple pulled it. Just Apple being Apple.
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The app is aimed at helping people who have unwanted homosexual thoughts and desires to get rid of them.

How exactly is producing an app that helps people do something that they want to do "demonizing homosexuality"?

Clearly the group who produced it is not pro-gay, but that doesn't mean they are demonizing it.

If a married man is having heterosexual thoughts about a woman other than his wife, and he wants to engage in cognitive restructuring and behavior modification therapy to remove those unwanted desires, does that mean companies who produce the textbooks and treatment books are demonizing extra-marital attraction? I don't think that it does.

This app is the same thing, except people are extremely gung ho in their social and political agenda to force their opinion that A.) Homosexuality is 100% certain to be genetic, and B.) To even propose the idea of a possibility of removing or extinguishing homosexual desires is not only impossible but also damaging. Neither of those two things are scientifically true by the way.

regardless of your or my personal opinion, it is fact that some people do not believe that homosexual desires are something you are forced to have for life. I personally know multiple people who used to homosexual attractions who no longer have homosexual attractions because of spiritual and behavioral intervention. I also know people who claim that they are gay and they always have been and always will be and never want to change. Fine.

But for those that prefer to want to stop having homosexual attractions, I do not see the harm in providing people with such an app. If you dislike it, or find it offensive, then avoid it.

ALL that said, I'm not surprised in the least that Apple pulled it. Just Apple being Apple.
Agreed. It sound like Exodus was just trying to help those who needed it. With 150,000 people signing the petition, I understand why Apple pulled it though.


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I just wonder what the app actually did in the first place..
Ya me too.
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Agreed. It sound like Exodus was just trying to help those who needed it. With 150,000 people signing the petition, I understand why Apple pulled it though.
yeah but think about it, thats 150,000 out of how many iphone, ipod touch, ipad users?
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yeah but think about it, thats 150,000 out of how many iphone, ipod touch, ipad users?
If 150,000 people wanted me to something fairly easy, I'd probably do it. It's not like those peeps wanted Apple to give out free PCs.

1. Delete app.
2. 150,000 people happy.
3. Pat myself on the back.
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