Apple Removes Anti-Gay App From Library

Posted on 27 Nov 2010 at 9:44am

Remember The Manhattan Declaration, the anti-gay manifesto drafted just last year by Catholic, Christian and Protestant leaders? An excerpt from the homophobic document reads: "Because the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage as a union of husband and wife and the freedom of conscience and religion are foundational principles of justice and the common good, we are compelled by our Christian faith to speak and act in their defense."

Mandec Back in October, Apple approved an app called The Manhattan Declaration in which users were asked survey questions about same-sex marriage, abortion and gay relationships. The app was, of course, put out by those who issued the manifesto in 2009, so if your answers did not mesh with their own hateful points of view, you scored very low in the survey.  In their eyes, or in this case the "eyes" of the app, the only correct answers are the ones found in The Manhattan Declaration.

Change.org set up a petition to ask Apple to remove the app. Looks like it worked. Try searching for the app on iTunes today and you'll, thankfully, come up empty.

The Huffington Post reports that "the creators of the Manhattan Declaration responded to the 'radical liberals' with its own blog post, saying, 'These radicals often pollute the debate with ranting. They rant about 'equal rights,' without explaining how homosexuality deserves it, 'women's rights,' without explaining how women have a right to kill their child, and even 'hateful Christians,' without showing instances where we hate.'"

 


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