Apple Pulls Exodus International Anti-gay from App Store

The controversial Exodus International iPhone app denouncing homosexuality quietly disappeared from Apple’s App Store Wednesday morning. The app first appeared on the App Store in February and since has been the target of an online petition urging Apple to pull the title.

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The Exodus International organization described itself as “committed to encouraging, educating and equipping the Body of Christ to address the issue of homosexuality with grace and truth,” and was promoting the app as a tool to help with its anti-gay program geared at “curing” homosexuality.

Exodus International received warning on Tuesday that its app was being removed from the App Store, organization senior director Jeff Buchanan told The Mac Observer, for being offensive to a substantially large number of people. He added “That’s the same reason Apple gave for pulling the Manhattan Declaration app.”

As of late Wednesday morning, the Exodus International Web site was still promoting the app even though it isn’t available through the App Store any longer.

[Thanks to GearLog for the heads up.]