Apple criticized for allowing iPhone 'gay cure' app

  • metta

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    Mar 22, 2011 1:42 AM GMT

    Apple criticized for allowing iPhone 'gay cure' app

    http://digitallife.today.com/_news/2011/03/21/6315215-apple-criticized-for-allowing-iphone-gay-cure-app-
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    Mar 22, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    Although I don't believe in such "gay cure" solutions, I don't see why Apple can't allow such applications on iPhones. After all, it already allows an antidote application, doesn't it?

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  • metta

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    Mar 22, 2011 4:28 PM GMT


    Christian group: ‘Our iPhone app won’t cure gays’


    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/03/22/christian-group-our-iphone-app-wont-cure-gays/
  • Mepark

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    Mar 22, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    Oh get over it. Apple can do whatever it wants. It's the king.
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    And androids are the queen. So, we all know that the queen rules the roost!

    So, i out rank you!

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    Mar 22, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    I love how people will use their freedom of speech to limit the same freedom of others. If someone wants to make an app like this and have it be accessible, then let them do it. If you don't like it, don't download it.
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    It's Apple's prerogative to make available an app that teaches you how to be suicidal.
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    hazardous saidI love how people will use their freedom of speech to limit the same freedom of others. If someone wants to make an app like this and have it be accessible, then let them do it. If you don't like it, don't download it.


    Nobody is limiting anyone's freedom of speech. Nobody is calling for the police to get involved. Nobody is seeking a constitutional amendment against icky apps. You sound like a teabagger who's too uneducated to argue a meaningful point, so you hyperbolically parrot the constitution, which is not the level to which this issue has risen.

    Apple can choose what it wants to promote. Consumers can choose to pressure a company to change it's policies and practices, both with their money and with their feedback. You are watching the free market at work.
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    hazardous saidI love how people will use their freedom of speech to limit the same freedom of others. If someone wants to make an app like this and have it be accessible, then let them do it. If you don't like it, don't download it.


    Exactly! I love how people felt the need to mobilize a petition, lol. There are people who appreciate the app, let them download it. What right does anyone else have in that situation? I personally don't believe there's a gay cure, but I don't think they're forcing their app on anyone either.

    Reference: Gay Rights Petition
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
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    hazardous saidI love how people will use their freedom of speech to limit the same freedom of others. If someone wants to make an app like this and have it be accessible, then let them do it. If you don't like it, don't download it.


    Exactly! I love how people felt the need to mobilize a petition, lol. There are people who appreciate the app, let them download it. What right does anyone else have in that situation? I personally don't believe there's a gay cure, but I don't think they're forcing their app on anyone either.


    People have a right because Apple is a private company and we are private citizens. We can say what we want to Apple and they can react any way they want. If Apple pulls the app, then they received enough feedback to decide the lost revenue is not worth the gain in revenue they get from the app. Simple as that. If you want you can call Apple and tell them you support having this app in the app store.

    This is not an issue of free speech.
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    Apple criticized for allowing iPhone 'gay cure' app

    http://digitallife.today.com/_news/2011/03/21/6315215-apple-criticized-for-allowing-iphone-gay-cure-app-




    YES! It's called "MANHUNT." icon_razz.gif

  • metta

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    Mar 23, 2011 7:28 AM GMT

    Exodus: Apple Pulls App from Ex-Gay Ministry

    http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2011/03/exodus_apple_pu.html
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    Mar 23, 2011 7:38 AM GMT
    hazardous saidI love how people will use their freedom of speech to limit the same freedom of others. If someone wants to make an app like this and have it be accessible, then let them do it. If you don't like it, don't download it.


    Oh okay. Thanks to your definition of "freedom of speech" to include everything I can now work on my new apps for Apple, such as:

    Black cure app: how to teach Black people to stop acting Black
    Asian cure app: teaching Asians how to drive
    Blind cure app: trying to convince blind people that they CAN see...with an app and nothing else
    Woman cure app: teaching everyone that women don't need equal rights
    Jewish cure app: It's about time we gain support from the Third Reich again right?
    Gypsy cure app: might as well try to figure out a way to kill them too
    Pedophiles app: well, if you don't like men who like to have sex with children, then don't download this app
    Underage drinking app: Just because it's illegal it doesn't mean it's violating freedom of speech right?
    Protesting Funerals app: Westboro Baptist church does it and it's legal kinda. So you can do it too!
    Muslim cure app: forgot about these guys. They're all terrorists ya know.
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    Mar 23, 2011 7:49 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Exodus: Apple Pulls App from Ex-Gay Ministry

    http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2011/03/exodus_apple_pu.html


    Thanks for the update. I wonder if 147,000 Exodus members (are there even that many?) signed a petition against Grindr, Apple would pull that application from its line of iPhone apps. Looks like its roll-out announcement had a two week shelf life.
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    Mar 23, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    No one's gonna change anyone's mind by griping and getting each other's apps removed. This whole thing has been blown up into some huge deal and you're only making enemies that way.

    You're right, it's not about free speech.
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    Mar 23, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
    wi2sd saidAnd androids are the queen. So, we all know that the queen rules the roost!

    So, i out rank you!



    Thank you!
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    Mar 23, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    I got this app. It's not very user friendly, making its curing qualities moot.
  • Anto

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    Mar 23, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    Apple takes a moral stance by approving and disproving apps (and their content) the way it does.
    It is magical and saves iOS users from having to decide it for themselves.
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    Mar 25, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    I just read that they removed this app. Can anyone confirm?
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    Mar 25, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI just read that they removed this app. Can anyone confirm?
    Google it...it's true. icon_wink.gif
  • chris_dallas

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    Mar 25, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    i dont think they could legally deny this haha freedom of religion....also kinda unconstitutional that gay marriage is illegal(primarily becuase of religious groups) lol just sayyyinggggg
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    Mar 25, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    Not only does it confuse gays from bisexuals. It make us all look so sensitive and precious too.
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    Mar 25, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    chris_dallas saidi dont think they could legally deny this haha freedom of religion....also kinda unconstitutional that gay marriage is illegal(primarily becuase of religious groups) lol just sayyyinggggg


    There is no issue of freedom of religion or freedom of speech. The government will not infringe on those rights. A private business like Apple is under no such obligation.