Apple just announced that they were pulling an app by Exodus International –which aims to “help” gay individuals through the Bible’s teaching. Apple claims that the app directly contradicts Apple’s guidelines, and constitutes inappropriate hate speech, argued activists from gay-rights group Truth Wins Out.
If you watch the video below you can see that there is nothing malicious or hateful about the app or Exodus International. They are not pushing their views on anyone. They are simply offering a Biblical viewpoint to the Homosexual Lifestyle.
Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.” We are clearly living in those days. Unfortunately, I can see where all this might be going. It won’t be long before our pulpits are censured and it will be considered a hate crime to speak out against any sinful lifestyle. All I can say is, “God HELP US!”
If “Truth Wins Out,” would objectively look at the Exodus International’s website there is nothing in it that can be classified as “hateful.” The REAL issue is that they are offended by someone who has a different view. What I don’t get is why it doesn’t work both ways. I’m VERY offended by all the Gay Apps on iTunes, but if I complain about it suddenly I’m labeled a bigot or a homophobe! Just type in the word “Homosexual” in the search pane at iTunes and you’ll see everything from, “Gay Sex Positions,” to, “Gay Times” and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
I’m sick of walking on egg shells afraid that I might say (or write) something that might offend people. People have got to stop wearing their feelings on their shoulders and grow up! Nowadays all anyone has to do to silence anyone that has a different point of view is to say, “I’m offended by that.” (Unless your a Christian)
For Further Reading:
The Internet, Freedom of Speech and the Anti-Gay App (Forbes Magazine)
Hold Exodus Responsible for It’s Actions (Must Read!)
Debunking the Myths About Exodus and It’s Phone App
Iphone App Attack (Chuck Colson)