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Apple iTunes criticized for iPhone, iPad application by ex-gay group Exodus International

South Florida's Wayne Besen, founder and executive director of Truth Wins Out, a Vermont-based group fighting the ex-gay movement, has launched a campaign to remove a new application from Apple's iTunes store: an app from Orlando-based Exodus International, one of the nation's leading ex-gay groups.

From Exodus' website:

"Exodus International has released its new smartphone application now available through iTunes! Receiving a 4+ rating from Apple (applications in this category contain no objectionable material), this application is designed to be a useful resource for men, women, parents, students, and ministry leaders."

Jeff Buchanan, Exodus International's senior director of Church Equipping & Student Ministries, told The Christian Post on Monday that "in no way shape or form is our message about trying to cure or do we try to promote that type of methodology or message.

"This is a label (gay cure app) that has been put forth by opponents to the application to serve as propaganda in order to stigmatize and really label the application in a false way and provoking a response such as you are seeing with the application," Buchanan continued.

Besen's online petition to remove the app from the iTunes store has reached more than 134,000 signatures.

Below is a video Besen posted to the TWO site, followed by an iTunes description of the Exodus International app.

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