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Apple approves "gay cure" app, then removes it on 3/22


Update: The app has been removed from the store as of 3/22, per CoM.

Today, everyone has their knickers in a twist over yet another controversial app that Apple allowed into the App Store. According to the Register, an application that helps customers discover "freedom from homosexuality" can be purchased from Apple's iTunes-based store. Activist organization Truth Wins Out has a petition asking Apple to remove the app.

Rather than to go into details or express any opinions, TUAW prefers to point back to TJ Luoma's excellent post from a few months ago that says everything there really needs to be said on the topic.

TUAW contacted Apple for a statement and will update the post in the event that we receive a reply.

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