Apple Censors Ministry App Following LGBT Petition for Censorship

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Apple Inc. censored an app communications portal from including a ministry that reaches out to homosexual and transgender identifying persons who repent of their sins and turn to God for empowerment toward newness of life, holding beliefs that are not authorized according to Apple censorship policies. Apple declined comment regarding the act of censorship. (NBC photo)

NBC – Apple removed from its online store a religious app accused of falsely portraying being gay as an addiction, sickness and sin after a national gay-rights organization petitioned to have it pulled.

Truth Wins Out, which says it fights “anti-gay religious extremism,” launched a petition Thursday urging Apple to remove the app by Living Hope Ministries, a nonprofit that says it serves “those who are seeking sexual and relational wholeness through a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Living Hope Ministries developed its app three years ago, according to its executive director Ricky Chelette. He said the group is a “discipleship ministry” and “very much like a church.”

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