Urgent Action: Anti-LGBT Rhetoric Goes Mobile
Exodus International, a large Christian organization which promises to change people from gay, or bisexual, or transgender, or gender variant to straight, gender conforming, "acceptable" Christians, recently released an iPhone/iPod application in apples iTunes Store.
Our friends at Truth Wins Out put together a petition on change.org calling for Apple to remove the application as it violates the companies store policy that "any app that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual or group in harms way will be rejected."
Exodus International claims to offer "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ" but what they really offer is slick PR and their own definitions of "change" and "freedom." Using scare tactics, shame, and outright straight supremacy, they work with vulnerable individuals to surpress their natural sexual orientations and gender identities and presentations and to replace them with straight, "gender conforming" behaviors and identities.
We urge you to join us in signing the petition on change.org and demand that Apple remove this misleading, hateful, harmful application. After you sign the petition, please forward this email to your friends and family.