Apple has come under fire for approving an "app" that offers guidance on how homosexual people can be "cured" and convert to heterosexuality.
The "gay cure" application, designed to be used on Apple's hand-held devices, was created by and named after Exodus International, a religious organisation which believes in teaching "freedom from homosexuality through prayer and practicing conversion therapy".
The app is offered free on Apple's iTunes online shop and was given a "4+" rating by the company, meaning it is not considered to contain objectionable content.
A description of the app on the online shop said: "With over 35 years of ministry experience, Exodus is committed to encouraging, educating and equipping the Body of Christ to address the issue of homosexuality with grace and truth."
Gay activists quickly gathered more than 37,000 signatures for an online petition persuading Apple to drop the software.
The petition on the website change.org said the Christian group was using "scare tactics, misinformation, stereotypes and distortions" of gay life, and promoting "the use of so-called 'reparative therapy' to 'change' the sexual orientation of their clients, despite the fact that this form of 'therapy' has been rejected by every major professional medical organisation".
Instead of yapping about this app the Gay community should be busy developing an app to convert all those hot straight men to homosexuality. I bet the app would be much easier to develop.