Apple has screwed the pooch, and it was inevitable. Apple decided that they would decide what apps would be available in their app store and what apps would not. The moment they did that they avoided a whole set of problems, but created other ones that are a bit more subtle.
A couple of days ago a press release came out announcing an app that can cure you if you are homosexual.
Truth Wins Out today urged people to continue signing its Change.org petition to demand that Apple remove an offensive and scientifically bankrupt “ex-gay” iPhone app that was created by Exodus International, a group that believes people can and should “pray away the gay”. Truth Wins Out also released a new video today highlighting why Apple should be socially responsible and remove the app.
Here’s the petition.
Steve Job’s decision to earmark pornography as more evil than this sort of Naziism (there, I Godwined the discussion, got a problem with that?) is … interesting.