The inflammatory headline for this story posted on Left tilting Yahoo News reads “Apple, Steve Jobs under fire for approving app that claims to cure homosexuality.”
Of course, the APP purports to do no such thing, and logically, cannot do such a thing. What the APP does is promote Exodus International, a Christian Ministry. And Liberals want it banned.
“The Exodus ministry seeks to promote the “ex-gay” movement–promulgating the testimony of people who claim to have been cured of homosexuality through Christ. The target audience for the smart-phone app, its makers say, are “homosexual strugglers.” The idea is to teach gay people that they have a choice when it comes to their sexuality, a choice to choose “freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus.”
Of course, providing a tech platform for a particular spiritual or ideological movement doesn’t signify an endorsement of its point of view. At the same time, however, as Gawker’s Ryan Tate noted during an earlier controversy over a gay-themed app, “every time Apple approves an app, it implies moral endorsement of the content of that app.”
And since average Apple user is younger and more culturally tolerant of homosexuality, word of the Exodus app has sparked a fast-growing protest. As of this writing, more than 100,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Apple to abolish it. What’s more, some who’ve purchased it are somewhat baffled by it.”
Obviously, because these wireless APPnuts are “more culturally tolerant,” except, of course, when they’re not, and are simply being aggressive religious bigots. Or opposing freedom of speech.
Mr. Jobs, I say let the wireless APPnuts mess their diapers. Any reasonable adult knows that if the APP is not viable in the market place, it will die a quiet digital death. But we are not dealing with reasonable adults. We are dealing with progressive fascists, who are at best petulant adolescents, demanding that which they do not like be stopped; silenced; eradicated.
I guess they’re “more culturally tolerant” that way.