Monday, March 21, 2011

UPDATE to the Apple Bit

There is a product called bitter apple used by some people to persuade their dogs not to chew on the wrong things.

I hope that Apple, with their iconic logo with the bite out of the apple will re-orient to the lesson of the bitter apple product, teaching them to be careful what they select to chew on. 

In this case, their choice has come back to bite them in the behind.

On the Monday, March 21st edition of ABC;s 'the View', there was an outcry against this app.
And in the Star Tribune from the same date, there is an article by Paul Walsh:
A University of Minnesota professor is demanding that Apple remove from its online store a smart phone app that he contends distorts his research as supporting the argument that homosexuality is a behavior that can be changed.

Dr. Gary Remafedi, director of the Youth and AIDS Projects and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, sent a letter Monday to Apple founder Steven Jobs and its interim CEO, Tim Cook, about the Exodus International app.
In his letter to Apple's top executives, Remafedi wrote that the app "erroneously cites my research in support of claims that homosexuality can be changed. ... Associating my work with that of the ex-gay ministry and other unfounded treatments is professionally injurious and grievous."

Remafedi, in a telephone interview Monday afternoon, said Exodus' app falsely cites his research as saying the young people are "confused" about their sexual orientation. He said he has challenged many misrepresentations of his work over the years and has had "100 percent" success in doing so.

The professor said that an Apple administrator sent him an e-mail in response to his letter. "They said they are on it," Remafedi said. "I am simply pointing out a problem. I'm sure they will do the right thing." (my emphasis added - DG)
Science is NOT on the side of the homophobes.  Truth is not on their side either, which is why they incorporate such dishonesty into their message, along with their false facts to try to justify their outdated, antiquated, and just plain WRONG right wing notions.

Join the petition, add your name, to help persuade Apple to spit this app out into the trash where it belongs.  And lets hope that Apple rethinks their support for homophobia in the future - and that this will be a wake up call for Exodus International that their homophobic hate message is discredited and false, and should be abandoned.

Eve and Evil, with Apple in the middle?

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