Apple has been fiercely criticized for approving the “gay conversion” application which offers guidance on how a homosexual can convert to heterosexuality.
The “gay cure” application, which can be used on Apple’s handheld devices, was created by a religious organization, Exodus International.
According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph, the organization believes in teaching “freedom from homosexuality through prayer and practicing conversion therapy.”
A description of the app on the online shop said:
“With over 35 years of ministry experience, Exodus is committed to encouraging, educating and equipping the Body of Christ to address the issue of homosexuality with grace and truth.”
Offended by the remark, more than 37,000 gay activists signed an online petition arguing that Apple should drop the software.
Apple has already removed thousands of applications considered offensive, although they are a major source of an income. Apple has previously banned an app that allowed users to simulate hurling cartoon shoes at caricatures of former U.S. President George W Bush.
By Moon Ye-bin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edited by Rob York