The Apple App store removed a Christian ministry app because it received a complaint by a radical gay activist group, according to reports.
The radical gay group, Truth Wins Out, attacked the Christian app calling it “dangerous,” “bigoted” and “hateful,” according to The Blaze.
The Christian-hating group got a measly 356 people to sign a petition to attack the Christians. That is bad enough, of course, but what is worse is that Apple bowed to the haters’ demands and removed the Christian app after only a measly 356 signers.
Come on. You can get 356 cranks to sign onto anything!
According to The Blaze, the gay group went on the attack saying:
“The app falsely portrays being gay as an ‘addiction’, ‘sickness’, and ‘sin,'” the group argued in a Change.org petition, which had 356 supporters.
“Living Hope Ministries of Arlington, Texas, told The Christian Post in an email that it was disappointed, but will continue its work,” The Blaze added.
The Christian group released a statement:
“We are saddened by Apple’s and Microsoft’s removal of our app because of a single person’s false accusations. Regardless of their decision we will continue to make the app and our services available to those who seek them,” said Ricky Chalette, executive director of the ministry.
“We are a ministry that for nearly thirty years has helped individuals resolve their feelings they deem incongruent with their faith,” he continued. “We help people deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study and accountability. We walk with them to align their lives with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Through support groups they realize they are not alone and are able to share honestly and openly in a non-condemning atmosphere about their struggles, passions, and victories. From chaos and confusion they often find peace, hope, and a deeper sense of personal wholeness. Our ministry is free and strictly voluntary.”
He added, “In a day when diversity and tolerance is celebrated I would hope it would be extended to issues of faith and practice.”
The ministry notes that they don’t do outreach and only work with people who seek them out.
Sadly, Apple is run by anti-American activists who stand against Christians. Expect to see more of this sort of persecution. It won’t be long until Apple removes all Christians from its stores and networks.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.