Gay Ministry Cries Foul after Apple Yanks App

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Some Christian groups are upset with Apple after the company pulled an application created by Exodus International, a ministry which helps people struggling with homosexuality.

Apple's decision came after homosexual activists launched a campaign to have the software removed from the company's download library.  They accused Exodus of using "scare tactics, misinformation, stereotypes, and distortions of LGBT life to recruit clients."

Randy Thomas, vice president of Exodus International, said his group was only seeking to help those who have questions about homosexuality.

"Unfortunately gay activists misconstrued the purpose of the app and successfully pressured Apple to remove our app," Thomas said.

Apple defended its decision, telling CBN News the Exodus app "violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people."

However, Exodus expressed its disappointment with what it called Apple's decision to deny equal representation in the public square.

"I think Apple has really done themselves a disservice in not representing the true diversity of opinion concerning homosexuality and Christianity," Thomas said.

Craig Parshall, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Religious Broadcasters, offered his insights on the Exodus controversy on the CBN News Channel's Morning News, March 24.

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