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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Download Hate

A new iPhone app has been pulled off the Apple market after an uproar that it promoted anti-gay hate speech. The app, created by religious group Exodus International, would allegedly "cure" homosexuality. However, after a petition signed by 146,000 people the app was removed.

Personally I find this appalling. Defendants of the app claim that it was only meant to "educate people with a biblical perspective" but I find that hard to believe. I see this more as a way for religious groups to target queer and questioning youths through popular media and instill within them the idea that they are wrong for pursuing something outside heterosexuality. Even more disturbing that they claim that the app is a "cure".

A cure? I don't want a cure for homosexuality, I'm quite happy with how I am. I want a cure for blind hatred and religious intolerance.

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