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Apple kills app amidst controversy 



A Well known and critically debated application was launched by Exodus International, a Ministry that encourages gay people to seek "cures" for their homosexuality yesterday among a a huge outcry from Two Wins Out, a nonprofit group with the stated goal of fighting anti-gay religious extremism. Two Wins has claims that the medical community has soundly rejected the idea of idea that one can "cure" their sexual preference. The organization also launched an online petition at Change.org calling on Apple to remove the application. Over the course of a couple of days, the petition received more than 150,000 signatures, while the app itself was strongly condemned by most reviews in the App Store. Shortly after Apple pulled the app from the App Store because "it violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people". Apple's decision to pull the app was praised by Two Wins and Wayne Besen, executive director of TWO, said in a statement "Apple made a wise and responsible decision to dump an offensive app that demonized gay and lesbian people,". Apple made the same decision late last year over an app from the Manhattan Declaration that gay rights groups dubbed anti-gay. Following a petition on Change.org condemning the app, Apple removed it from the App Store, citing the same reason of violating guidelines by offending large groups of people.
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