App Claims to Cure Homosexuality - Can You Imagine a More Offensive App?
This week the company expanded its reach by releasing a free app for iOS and Android that covers the same ground, including a course to “cure” homosexuality. Gay rights organizations are beginning to cry foul, noting that the American Psychiatric Association, among other mental health sources, have denounced “gay-curing” courses as psychologically damaging.
The app has only been available for a week; it has a 2.5-star rating on iOS and a 2.8-star rating on Android (both out of 5), with comments ranging from “you people disgust me” and “superstitious ignorance” to a few supporters who, it must be said, seem to find the app awfully buggy. But it’s still up, unlike, say, an app in which you hurl cartoon shoes at a cartoon George W. Bush.
Hence this petition from All Out, demanding that Apple and Google remove the app from their stores. The petition is more than halfway to the 10,000 signature mark at the time of writing, though the approval and removal processes of Apple and Google are often inscrutable, so who knows how much effect it’ll have.
Wind Up Bird and Windsagio, wherever you got to I hope you see this.