Originally Posted by DaMirrorLink
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.