22 Mar '11, 1am

Apple has come under pressure to pull a supposed 'gay cure' application from its iTunes store

SAN FRANCISCO - APPLE on Monday was under pressure to yank a so-called 'gay cure' application from its iTunes shop for software for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices. More than 110,000 people had electronically signed an online petition at a change.org website calling for Apple to remove the Exodus International application from iTunes. Exodus, a Florida-based Christian group that advocates freeing oneself from homosexuality through religion, has publicly condemned the petition as an assault on free speech and an improper spin on the application's purpose. The free software program links users to Exodus information including videos, podcasts, a Twitter feed, and the group's page at social networking service Facebook. Exodus boasted at its website that Apple ranked its program as containing 'no objectionable material.' 'This application is designed to be a useful resource for ...

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