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Rainbow triangleApple Inc. has pulled the plug on an iPhone app that was launched by Exodus International, the “ex gay” organization that claimed to “cure” gays and lesbians. The myth that young adults could or should be cured and “turned straight” contributes to depression, suicide, addiction and a whole host of self-hating behaviors say activists in the LGBT community.

 

Truth wins out, the organization that started the petition through Chang(dot)Org is ecstatic, and obtained over 150,000 signatures through its members using an influx of media coverage. Change(dot)org members spread the word on Facebook, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, along with hundreds of bloggers and newspapers.

Change.org said, “Exodus’ message is hateful and bigoted. They claim to offer freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ and use scare tactics, misinformation, stereotypes and distortions of LGBT life to recruit clients. They endorse the use of so-called reparative therapy to change the sexual orientation of their clients, despite the fact that this form of therapy has been rejected by every major professional medical.”

“The mission of Exodus International – to help LGBT people see that they can choose to not be LGBT – is harmful. Such efforts have been condemned by every respected medical and psychological group in this country as explicitly dangerous and harmful to both physical and mental health. As such, promoting Exodus’ mission through the Exodus International app will expose the LGBT population to potential harm or violence. I see it in communities around the country – and we read about it in communities around the world – every day.  The religious text provided in this app is disguised as educational and informative, but is misleading and inflammatory,” said Rabbi David M. Horowitz, President, PFLAG National.

 

Rainbow triangleApple Inc. has pulled the plug on an iPhone app that was launched by Exodus International, the “ex gay” organization that claimed to “cure” gays and lesbians. The myth that young adults could or should be cured and “turned straight” contributes to depression, suicide, addiction and a whole host of self-hating behaviors say activists in the LGBT community.