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Apple Pulls ‘Gay Cure’ App From iTunes Store

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(credit: Exodus International)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Apple has removed a controversial iPhone application, intended to help gay people become heterosexual, from its App Store after thousand of people signed an online petition, according to a report by 1010 WINS.

“It’s a good thing that this app was pulled because it’s incredibly offensive, it has tons of misinformation and is really just a smear campaign against the gay and lesbian community,” Wayne Besen, the executive director of Truth Wins Out told 1010 WINS.

The app, created by Exodus International, had been available on the App Store for five weeks, according to a report by The Huffington Post.

According to its website, Exodus International is “the world’s largest ministry to individuals and families impacted by homosexuality.”

Apple pulled the app after determining that it violated their guidelines by being “offensive to large groups of individuals,” a spokesperson told the Huffington Post.

Prior to being removed, the app had received a “4” rating from Apple, indicating that the company considered it to have “no objectionable material,” the website reported.

Apple did not comment on the app’s initial rating, according to the report.

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