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Boooo! Anti-Gay App Approved For iPhone!

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WTF?! We want answers!

Apple has approved Manhattan Declaration, an app toted as a "call of Christian conscience" that invites users to stand against gay marriage by signing a 4,700-word document created by Christian clergy and scholars.

The app also "speaks in defense of the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty" and according to its creators, "issues a clarion call to Christians to adhere firmly to their convictions in these three areas."

Users answer a brief, 4-question survey that includes questions like "Do you support same sex relationships?" or "Do you support the right of choice regarding abortion?" If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, you'll be told you replied incorrectly.

And somehow Apple gave the app a "4+" rating, meaning that it contains "no objectionable material."

Not surprisingly, people are outraged!

Change.org accuses the app of fostering "homophobia and extreme anti-choice views" while "[boiling] LGBT people down to little more than deviant cretins."

Creators of Manhattan Declaration has already responded saying:

"These radicals often pollute the debate with ranting. They rant about 'equal rights,' without explaining how homosexuality deserves it, 'women's rights,' without explaining how women have a right to kill their child, and even 'hateful Christians,' without showing instances where we hate."

OMG! Shameful.

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80 comments to “Boooo! Anti-Gay App Approved For iPhone!”

  1. 1

    according the site you linked, they removed it

  2. 2

    im all for gay rights. but you cant crucifie for people not thinking like you. everyone is gunna have different beliefs…and if there are anti gay…well thats that. IMO all apple did was show no judegement, remember…there a business…at the end of the day, there will be people who buy it.

  3. 3


  4. 4

    I, personally, don't agree with bigotry, but it's America and they're allowed to be bigots and speak out against homosexuality. Get over it. Speak out to the people that matter - the people that make the laws preventing equality.

  5. 5

    stupid christians are stoopid!

  6. 6

    i will never buy their products based on this!

  7. 7

    That would be "tauted", said to be…..not "toted", carried around. Sheesh.

  8. 8


  9. 9

    Re: truthabove

    Dang, you forgot to take your meds this morning!

  10. 10

    I agree that they should be able to say what they want. Along with the questions already on the app, they should add the question, "Have you ever eaten at Joe's Crab Shack?"

    Because remember, Christian children, shellfish is a sin.

  11. 11

    the genius of our country lies in the legally protected principle that everyone is free to believe what they want and not be afraid to be persecuted for it, no matter how unhip the belief. PS hipocrisy is dumb

  12. 12

    Re: truthabove – I suppose you should get rid of 90% of straight porn as well, where anal and oral sex with women is glorified. And of course, get rid of women who fuck other women as well. Because sodomy isn't just "boys who fuck other boys in the ass." It's "boys who fuck women in the ass" and "women who fuck other women," too.

    Oh yes, but I forgot, pissing on a woman's face means you're a "good person" because it's relations between a man and a woman. Pardon my ignorance.

  13. Laury says – reply to this


    Re: truthabove
    Dude, seriously, go back to the 1950s where you belong. Oh, and fuck you.

  14. 14

    So it's all right to have an app supporting gay marriage, but not to have one against it?

  15. emii says – reply to this


    i think that people have the right to be for gays, but also anti-gay. for instance i am anti-gay marriage but that doesn't mean i hate gay people and don't care about them. its just what i believe. people have a right to opinion, perez. you are for gays, some aren't. everyone has the right to their own opinion.

  16. 16

    Perez is all for censorship, as I can see.
    Poor, poor Perez.

  17. 17

    WHAT! The app is discriminatory and offensive…but everyone can't have the same opinion. I am assuming that if a similar app was made in support of homosexuality than Apple would approve that too. I am more so disgusted by the quote from the creators of the Manhattan Declaration. Homosexuality does not deserve equal rights? I am a Christian, but people like this terrify the hell out of me. …"hateful Christians, without showing instances where we hate" was used in a quote defending these people's hate and prejudice against gay people. Ignorance like this makes me sick.

  18. 18

    I know…how dare someone create an app that has no bearing on gay marriage regardless of the message. To hell with free speech and free thought….you're not allowed to say something if it offends people!

  19. 19

    Re: truthabove – Are you crazy?! Gay people are like every other person. They deserve to have rights and DONT derserve to be discriminated against. This app is racist and bigot.

  20. 20

    also, besides it being off, idiot, sorry to break it to you, NOT EVERYONE HAS AN iPHONE. Yes, I know, 'there's an app for that', you would think so, but alas, NO. By the way Perez, Reuters put out recently that 40% of iPhone owners/users are business people. While they might download a moronic app in their spare time, it would be in their few hours of spare time. Also, there have been over 50,000 apps, 15,000 currently available at your local internet itune store. Now, if YOU, MARIO and that organization, whatever it is, did not mention it, MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN ABOUT IT. Yes, it is not in the apple store right now, but You and that organization GAVE IT GREAT AVERTISEMENT. Don't you realize that YOU DO THIS ALL THE TIME IDIOT? I think you do, and you just try to get people to hate and bring out the worst. So much for your Kumbya Moment 2 months ago. THAT DID NOT LAST LONG.

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  22. 22

    I want gay equality. I do not want equality through telling other people they can not have opinions I do not agree with and companies can not facilitate opinion? both sides. As far as TRUTHABOVE there is opinions and hate speech, lets just hope you aren't breeding.

  23. 23

    I am starting to believe there is always going to be people on a high horse like that loser truthabove. They either actually believe what they are saying or they are just trolls. I also don't always think some of these people all fall on their religious swords, but they are gay themselves and just can't admit it.

  24. 24

    It's so funny watching you get your panties in a bunch Mario.

  25. Wrenn says – reply to this


    They've got just as much right to have an anti-gay app as you do a pro-gay app.

  26. 26

    I hate apple for allowing this.

  27. 27

    Most companies don't care about the gay agenda…. they care about the profits…that's it.

  28. 28

    While I find the existence of such an app deplorable I cannot say that there is no right to have it. As long it is just an outlet for opinion and does not harm or have genuine influence on others I can't say that it should go. I HOPE that it goes but it's equally not as cool to try and silence people just because they don't agree with you Mario.

  29. 29

    I agree, such an app is unacceptable. What a violent organization, such hateful words.

  30. 30

    wft this is soooo retarded!! if people would stop judging the gays they would see their the same as everyone else. who gives a fuck if they like the same sex let them. if that makes them happy why would you try to stop their happiness?? now im not gay but i grew up around gay family members and friends and im pretty sure they're just as confused as me.BAD CHOICE APPLE!

  31. 31

    Re: jaystarr

    Agreed. It's a huge double standard. We're expected to accept and respect the gay way of life but at the same time the gays seem to be completely close minded to the fact that not everyone shares their beliefs.

  32. 32

    Re: truthabove
    If you so are so on the Bible why are you calling people all kinds of names in your posts? That's not very Christian of you.

  33. 33

    Re: Serena Loves Mario

    Do you know what a bigot is? Here, let me look it up for you.

    Bigot: a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own

    Honestly, that sounds like more gay people that I know than straight people. The gays just can't accept that not everybody agrees with their lifestyle.

  34. 34

    Re: Amy Wang – Completely agree with Post #13. +1!

  35. 35

    perez, not everyone thinks like you. Yet rather than TOLERATING other opinions, like you seem to DEMAND of everyone else, you berate them. What a hypocritical jerk.

  36. 36

    Re: emii – Sorry, if you don't believe in gay rights, then you're not a friend of the gays and you don't care about them. You're a bigot.
    Re: truthabove – Your argument may have been valid in 1970, but psychiatrists no longer class homosexuality as a mental illness. I'm sure you're very familiar with mental illness, though.

  37. 37

    Re: Scatter – I don't need one of Perez's simple-minded readers to define words for me.

  38. 38

    Perez, you really act like it's 1930's Germany when it comes to Gay "rights." Get over yourself - freedom of speech above all, you hypocrite!

  39. 39

    Re: QueenOfTrashin – that's wrong too, it's 'touted'.

  40. emii says – reply to this


    Re: Serena Loves Mario
    i do not discriminate against gays. i don't believe in gay marriage. that is all. i know gays who have no problem with this.
    each to their own opinion.

  41. 41

    Re: truthabove – You fool! Homosexuality has LONG been declassified as a "Mental Disorder". Go read you're fake bible! It shows how stupid you are that you actual believe the bullshit that the bible spews! Loser.

  42. 42

    Freedom of speech? Anyway as I see it if they had allowed the app to say live which apparently it has been removed they would also have to have a pro-gay app as well to make it fair either that or neither should be allowed on their. In retrospect we have freedom of speech, but a company must follow the rules set by the company and in this case it is in Apples policy not to allow any type of hate or racial type of apps on the store or so it seems. Either way they should be careful on what they okay. It was probably an assistant or something that slipped on this one.

  43. 43

    Re: truthabove – um it seems like you're the one with a mental disorder. there is so much more to life than worrying about how others live their lives. Get a fucking clue.

  44. 44

    Apple's apparent decision to REMOVE the app came without a statement, but the Manhattan Declaration is no longer on iTunes.


    Now, if someone would violently shove an Apple or watermelon in truthabove's mouth….

  45. @v@ says – reply to this


    They want exclusive hetero use of the term 'marriage.' It might not be anti-gay as such, although it ends up sounding that way.

  46. 46

    here we go again. the gay mafia are mad and will scream so loudly apple will think they are a majority and remove the app, and that will be classed as another good day in democracy. what everyone fails to realise is the lot of them are nutters. ON ALL SIDES.

  47. 47

    As a Christian, I should have the right to have that App- just as you have the rights to your Apps. Equal Rights mean we BOTH can have what we believe Perez.

  48. 48

    this makes me sick to my stomach

  49. 49

    You can't expect to have talks, rallies and petitions for gay rights without having talks, rallies and petitions against it.

  50. 50

    if all you gays have the right to post up petitions, protest and rally against christians for speaking out against your beliefs then why can't they do the same? You want to rant about equal rights? then stop trying to make it un-equal!

  51. 51

    Every now and then I think… Maybe I should go back to church. Then I read something like this and remember why I left in the first place. I certainly don't want my son growing up with people like that being examples of "good Christians". They can believe what they want, but I imagine they'll block an app that is anti-Christian (since so many posters here are rabid fans of free speech, they wouldn't mind).

  52. 52

    You may not agree with people not agreeing with gay marriage and such but they do have a right to their own opinions. This country was built on freedom and marriage between man and woman. Unless a person get's violent and acts out their opinions in a threatening way then they have a right to voice their opinions. Get over it Mario!

  53. eatit says – reply to this


    Re: truthabove – Wow you crazy much!

  54. 54

    #$%^%^&& and who in the f+ck do they think is a large base of their clientele!!! us gay people!!! damn it!!!

  55. Rawr. says – reply to this


    Re: truthabove
    As a part of a family who is made up entirely of Mac users (Ipods, laptops, desktops and were going to get the iphone — but not sure after this) this greatly upsets me, me and my family are and will be prepared if they don't remove this application to stop buying from apple as well as return all of our apple products. (I am not sure if they have removed this application already)

    Truthabove, May I remind those who scream the loudest have the most to hide. (If you pay attention to the news of those discriminating against homosexuals)… So what do you have to hide?

  56. 56

    This is BEYOND outrageous!
    this makes me SOOOOO mad! yes you're entitled to your opinions but get over yourselves i mean really! and the fact that they made an app for this is outrageous.
    Dear christians, I'm pretty sure the bible says that god accepts all people, No matter what. I believe in God too, but I don't need to discriminate others to feel as if i'm closer to him, or whatever your outrageous reason may be.
    And in terms of abortion, it should be about the choice. What happens if someone had to endure a horrific experience that resulted in a child? how can you expect that woman to look at that child without reliving the very incident that produce it..

    live your lives the way you see fit, just don't dump on others to obtain some twisted sense of fulfilment

  57. 57

    If we were all gay, humans would not exist. Gay is anti humanity/evil… satanists are anti humanity.

  58. 58

    I don't have a part in standing against gays, I'm not gay and gays don't affect me, what goes on with them is their business, not mine. A lot of the time, they are the nicest people out there… it's hard not to feel for another human being, for me. But it's actually also pretty disrespectful when you can't get over people who don't agree with it.
    Everyone has opinions, and everyone is titled to their own feelings and morals when it comes to homosexuality.

    Maybe when people start respecting that not everyone agrees… is when people who don't agree, will start respecting people who do agree. Can't just sit there and expect things to go well… both groups have to try.

    And honestly, if gays made a anti-straight app for Apple… I could care less. It's stupid to get worked up over. If it's there or not, life goes on. Maybe people need to take a break away from electronics more if a stupid app is upsetting them that bad…

  59. 59

    Re: truthabove – While no one actually knows if homosexuality is a mental disorder -no we don't REALLY know if it is or not people, can't SAY it is and can't RULE it out-. Regardless if it is or not, people can't change who they are or how they feel! If someone is gay, they are gay. That is it.

    It makes you (in your head) worse than gays when you say… good people should spit on gays. How are you a better person by saying such a thing? If anything, most people would agree to have you caged and spit on before gays.

    How does that make you a good person? I'm not a huge fan homosexuality, I don't go out and support anything with it… it's not my business and I don't hate or love any idea of equality of gays. I just feel that it's whatever happens, happens; people can't change and no one should have to if they are happy. I have no problem with gays although I've been raised around it being looked at as mental disorder (my family didn't treat them different, but it wasn't something they wanted us kids to look at (a lot of people are like that still), and no we weren't religious). But gays are still human beings, with just as much heart and soul as the rest of us.

    So sad to hear another person say such a thing though… caged. Disturbed me…

  60. 60

    Re: Diana Barrios – And personal opinions are never right or wrong!

  61. 61

    Re: Amy Wang – I agree with #13. Some terrible crap goes on between men and women relations, if not more than men and men/women and women relations.

  62. 62

    Re: salient – Well maybe homosexuality offends some people? It's kind of ignorant to say this shouldn't be allowed because its offensive when one thing could piss one person off, but not another.

    Idiot! lol!!!

  63. 63

    Re: TheHangover21 – Hahaha wow there are a lot of idiots on this blog…

    People against gay marriage are racists now? Didn't know homosexuality had a race… I'm curious what color is it?
    I know people who are against gay marriage but they don't have an issue with gays. Doesn't make someone a terrible person. People just get so whiny over little things they have no control over. Quit worrying about what THEY do, worry about yourself. I'm not against gays, nor am I for them… I dont worry about what goes on with them because it's not something that pertains to me, unless someone is being mentally or physically hurt from discrimination, like bullying. I don't condone people for making apps like that… but it happens and what can anyone do but bitch about stupid shit that won't be taken care of.

    Shit happens, and not everyone accepts everything. I get discriminated against all the time because of my facial piercings. My piercings are part of who I am just like if someone is gay, and it's worse for me because I have to hide that part of me to even work and fit in with society. I've accepted that. Good luck getting through life if you can't accept that fact at least.

  64. 64

    Look, there's always going to be anti everything. Get the fuck over it.

  65. 65

    Look, this is not the view of all Christains, I'm one & I resent being group in with this bunch of ignorant people. I don't know about their God, but my God loves all of his children uncondtionally, that's what a good parent does, & that's just the way it is. And the fact that you Perez are stooping to their level, & passing judgement makes you no better then them, it has nothing to do with your sexual preferences, it's the fact that your just as closed minded as they are.

  66. 66

    Why do you want shit on your dick Perez? Ewwwww Just say NO to
    fudgepacking! Quit trying to promote your filthy lifestyle.

  67. 67

    So, its ok to have gay agendas crammed down our throats and applauded - but someone says otherwise and suddenly its shameful? Last I checked, opinion was a two way street and everyone has a right to decide which direction they want to drive on it. I'm all for equality and rights, but I'm about sick to death of hearing it being preached like the gay agenda is the fucking cure for cancer.

  68. 68

    Re: truthabove – You're the living proof that nothing good comes out of religion .. Oh and if you're so much against homosexuality why are you on a website created by a gay man? Fucking hypocrite ..

  69. 69

    Anything about the paedophile priests ?

  70. 70

    Holy Freedom of Speech Perez! The haters will eventually lose; we have know right to censor.

  71. 71

    everyone, gays or christians, have the right to believe what they want to believe. i'm sure there are gay-rights apps so it would be hypocritical not to accept the fact that there will be anti-gay apps. this is pretty petty anyways to be honest! who cares about a silly phone app. the gay community gets so much support, acceptance, and publicity already…stop worrying about the ones who don't support you, turn the other cheek!!!!!!!! gays are always pressing about how there are just like everyone else etc., then quit making it such an issue about a silly phone app.

  72. 72

    first amendment perez

  73. 73

    Re: truthabove – Omg. And you do know that young teenagers and adults kill themselves because of stupid people like you ? Oh wait. You're probable going to say that its ok if they die. You are such an ass to say things like that. Mental disorder ? How is that a mental disorder ? LOVE is not a sex, its a feeling. A feeling you can feel for whoever you want. The good people ? Well, you're not one of them, so can we spit on you too ? Please :)

  74. 74

    Uhhh…do these people not realize THEY are the radicals? WE'RE WINNING THE CULTURE WAR!! BAHAHAHAA!

  75. 75

    Pooor mac if they sucked before know there just playing syupid by killing there own FANS.!!! ……

    ITS …. stupid.!! …

    Business wise its dumb for them to do that i mean you need to have people likeing you.

    but i guess..!! this is just gona END APPLE for good.!

  76. 76

    Im so sick of Prez and his one sided bullshyte….I believe in marriage between a man and a women..and that homosexuality is wrong…but that doesn't make me a hater. Its my faith my choice to belive this…just because you don't believe what i do doesn't make you wrong. This is America..and we dont all have to agree on what is right or wrong when it come to someone's sexual preference. I have plenty of gay friends and even a sibling that's gay. I love her very much …we have our disagreements but my faith teaches me that her lifestyle is not what God would want for her. SO…what …..she doesn't give a shit…I don't judge her…and as a christian i love her and treat her like i do everyone else…Prez is a DOPE.

  77. 77

    Is this like the GAY-DAR that Dwight uses on The Office? I thought Jim said they were all sold out?

  78. 78

    Great! More bigoted BS!

  79. 79

    sorry dude but if we can have grndr they can have this.
    its america, love it or leave it.

  80. 80

    Re: truthabove – so obviously youre a closeted homosexual, thats obvious from this post.
    how pathetic ahahah…you know the old saying "stay away from the good people"