Apple’s Anti-Gay Agenda

It’s iPhone madness here in the virtual world of gay-bashing. [Edit: This week, news broke that Apple was getting a little heat from receiving commission from links to anti-gay organizations. But that’s really no surprise.] The one and only rainbow-clad-fruit company has found ways to approve several hurtful, stereotypical and derogatory apps aimed squarely at the GLBT community. Their Manhattan Declaration app was intended to encourage a community cult comprised of people who are anti-women’s rights, anti-gay-couple-adoption rights, anti-extramarital sex and anti-gay marriage to sign an inner-circle petition which expresses these tenets. In this “declaration,” they also voice their disregard for man’s law in favor of “God’s law.”

They respect laws, they say, as long as they go along with their personal Christian dogmas:

“Through the centuries, Christianity has taught that civil disobedience is not only permitted, but sometimes required… Unjust laws degrade human beings. Inasmuch as they can claim no authority beyond sheer human will, they lack any power to bind in conscience.”

As an example of “inspiring” civil disobedience, they cite the abandonment of orphaned children by a Catholic Charity… as a good thing:

“After the judicial imposition of “same-sex marriage” in Massachusetts, for example, Catholic Charities chose with great reluctance to end its century-long work of helping to place orphaned children in good homes rather than comply with a legal mandate that it place children in same-sex households in violation of Catholic moral teaching.”

In regards to proponents of gay marriage, they state, “They [couples who fall outside of the heteronormative categorical] fail to understand, however, that marriage is made possible by the sexual complementarity of man and woman, and that the comprehensive, multi-level sharing of life that marriage is includes bodily unity of the sort that unites husband and wife biologically as a reproductive unit… If [marriage were redefined], it would lock into place the false and destructive belief that marriage is all about romance and other adult satisfactions, and not, in any intrinsic way, about procreation…”

I mean, if this ain’t a forward-thinking, positive, socially-mobilizing app, I just don’t know what is!

But that’s not all! If you liked the Manhattan Declaration, you’ll LOVE Exodus’ “Gay Cure” app. This app is for unsatisfied cocksuckers and rug-munchers who wish they could pray away the gay! The Exodus project is described as “a therapeutic, clinical process that operates under the premise that men and women dealing with same-sex attraction are attempting to restore broken familial relationships in an insufficient, unhealthy way.” Right. I probably like vagina because I was breastfed as an infant. Or something.

Back in the real world, even schoolchildren can check biology texts for more cohesive facts. Thankfully, these morally reprehensible programs were pulled off the market once those iGeniuses realized that one rotten app could spoil the whole barrel.

In response to their app being pulled, Exodus International’s Senior Director stated, “We want to ask that there would be fair and equal representation of religious belief on this platform as is already existing. We would like the spirit of diversity and tolerance that is so valued within the LGBT community.” Yes, of course. All they want is the spirit of tolerance that will allow them to freely condemn innocent people as hell-bound sinners for their sexual orientation and brainwash them to feel irreparably-destructive guilt about their natural sexuality. I mean, isn’t that what Jesus would want?

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About GoddessBlue

I'm a pansexual socialist feminist and part-time Theist; I'm a tutor and freelance blogger/writer and mess around with fiction in my spare time. I also like to whore around and I have a tendency to spank people.

Posted on October 1, 2011, in Gender, Relationships, Reproduction, Roles, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I am not sure if this is new information you have since I don’t see a link to the apple app store where you can get this app in your article. I saw that app had been approved and then pulled from the apple app store.

    http://thedroidguy.com/2010/12/apple-pulls-anti-gay-app-off-market/

    And then also did not approve it when it was submitted for approval a second time.

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/12/apple-rejects-anti-gay-manhattan.html

    After the app was removed then people complained about the censorship of Apple for removing the app and people were pointing out how much more open Android was for allowing the app.

    This article left me a little confused since initial research into your premise appears to be actually the opposite of what you are stating. I did see that the app was originally approved and then pulled after people pointed out how hate promoting the app turned out to be.

    You seem to be faulting Apple for promoting anti-gay apps but they are actually not allowing the apps when they find they ARE anti-gay. People are complaining about Apple app censorship.

    • My point is, being that they so actively and instantly reject apps that are even the slightest bit edgy or offensive, it’s utterly baffling how these apps made it through the panel’s microscopic scrutiny.

    • I edited the lead to help convey my prompt for this article. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  2. Sorry, but I just can’t agree with the notion that Apple has an Anti-Gay agenda.

    If they did, they would not have banned the Manhattan Declaration, and would have banned instead the EDGE Gay/Lesbian News Reader from the App Store. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edge-gay-lesbian-news-reader/id355894031?mt=8)

    Also worth noting, is that Apple donated $100K to help fight against Proposition 8 citing it as a fundamental human rights issue.

    Furthermore, in 2008 Apple has been named by PlanetOut, one of the largest GLBT Internet portals, as one of the most gay-friendly brands.

  3. I wouldn’t say they have any agenda other than selling their products to everyone, coming out with the same product two months later, and trying to sell that to you aswell. they have plenty of gay oriented apps. its not a free speech thing either. its a marketing tactic. the more apps you have and the more audiences they cater to, the more people will; be interested and buy their products

  4. I wouldn’t say they have any agenda other than selling their products to everyone, coming out with the same product two months later, and trying to sell that to you aswell. they have plenty of gay oriented apps. its not a free speech thing either. its a marketing tactic. the more apps you have and the more audiences they cater to, the more people will; be interested and buy their products
    +1

  5. Um Apple is a LGBT stronghold.. how could you even write a slanted article like this. Their CEO is a gay man.

    • GoddessBlue

      I may have exacerbated a bit, but the issue was with the acceptance of all of these hateful apps; why would they approve them, being that they have such stringent standards??

  6. Its commentary like this and the fact that Apple’s culture is sliding away from the one Steve Jobs created that partially explains why Apple continues to fall and become more niche as Android grows in global market share.

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