A group called “Manhattan Declaration” has written a letter to Steve Jobs to restore the “anti-gay” apps from the Apple store, the Manhattan Declaration blog said.
Apple said in a recent statement that it has removed the Manhattan Declaration apps from the apple store “because it violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people.”
The app which was released in October was in the form of a questionnaire seeking a person's views about the same sex marriage. If the answer does not confirm to the group's viewpoint it promptly notifies that the answer is incorrect.
More than 7,730 signatures said, Apple has always been among the most progressive companies and earned a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, and yet, the company has approved application that is offensive to Americans who support equality and free choice.”
Now Apple does not want this app which disturbed the groups that apparently support gay marriage and abortion. Also these groups claim that the Manhattan Declaration promotes “Homophobia” and its supporters are “anti-gay”.
The Manhattan Declaration app was accepted by Apple and rated as a 4+, meaning it contained no objectionable material. So, now the group wants it back.
In their blog, 'Manhattan Declaration' they have given few clarifications showing that they concede “disagreements” are not “gay-bashing”.
“Anyone who takes the time to read the Manhattan Declaration can see that the language used to defend traditional marriage, the sanctity of human life, and religious liberty is civil, non-inflammatory, and respectful,” the blog said.
The group clearly asked its subscribers to reject “disdainful condemnation” of those who disagree and declares that all people are worthy of respect, because all are loved by God.
The Manhattan Declaration movement started in 2009 with an endorsement from key Christian leaders in an attempt to counter efforts to marginalize Christian views about issues like sanctity of life, dignity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and religious liberty.
Now the group also is planning to take the help of social media to reach its more audience and get their support as their appeal shows: “We would love for you to write about this on Facebook and link to this page. If you aren’t already following us, CLICK HERE and become a Fan. Additionally, if you use Twitter, please follow our updates via @ManhattanDec and use the hashtag #mdec whenever you mention this story.” So much for their cause!