Anti-gay app deemed ineffective after testing by gay rights groups, but offense stands

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“At Stonewall, we’ve all been on this app since 8am and we can assure your readers it’s having absolutely no effect,” chief executive of the gay rights group, Ben Summerskill, told the Guardian.

While Exodus International, the religious group behind the app, might be disappointed to hear this, the key issue remains: Apple has yet to remove this shockingly offensive app from its App Store.

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition against the app, which claims to give users “freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus”. Apple, which is usually pretty clued up about these sorts of things, has for some reason deemed the app to have “no inappropriate content”.

Apple has in the past removed anti-gay apps, and the company has spoken out against Proposition 8, a law that sought to outlaw gay marriage in California. The company will not allow racist nor anti-Semitic apps either. The petition has been sent to Steve Jobs – let’s hope someone sees sense and removes this app, which claims homosexuality is a “sin that will make your heart sick” … now that’s one sickening app.

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