These days, Apple is at the heart of a controversy about an application, available on its iPhone in the U.S., that the firm has validated and viewed as a “call of Christian conscience” inviting users to take the stand against gay marriage.
The text in the app, called the Manhattan Declaration, is included in the software, and it “issues a clarion call to Christians to adhere firmly to their convictions in these three areas.”
Users can also answer a short survey that includes questions like “Do you support same sex relationships?” or “Do you support the right of choice regarding abortion?” If your answer is “yes” to any of the questions, you will be told you replied incorrectly.
Apple has assigned the app a “4+” rating, which means that the brand believes it contains “no objectionable material.”
Many bloggers have expressed their disapproval regarding Apple and creators of the application.
Change.org says the brand favors “homophobia and extreme anti-choice views.”
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.”