Anti-gay app removed from App Store, Christians kick-off

"Offensive" Manhattan Declaration app binned by Apple

Ah, right wing American Christians... gotta love 'em.

An anti-gay iPhone application has been chucked-out of the App Store, prompting conservative Christians in the United States to demand a personal explanation from Steve Jobs.

The Manhattan Declaration is a 5,000 document that opposes same sex marriage and abortion, with the app asking downloaders if they "believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman."

However, the campaign's attempt to spread the word via the iPhone has been shut down by Apple which deems the application to be offensive.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said the app "violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people."

The decision came after a wave of protests from gay bloggers and activists claiming that the application spread hate. However, Apple's decision to remove the app has prompted outrage from those good ol' Evangelical Christians who seem to hate pretty much everything.

News network CNN today reported that: "Chuck Colson, a former aide to President Richard Nixon turned evangelical leader, said Wednesday that he was disappointed in the decision and because Apple had declined to respond to his requests for an explanation.

"Colson and two other Declaration letters sent a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Monday to ask that the app be reinstated. A spokeswoman for Apple had no further comment for CNN."

Makes a change from boob-apps being banned...

Link: Manhattan Declaration (via Advocate)