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Apple yanks Christian iPhone/iPad app for opposition to gay marriage

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We usually make fun of Apple's censoriousness, but today, they pulled the "Manhattan Declaration" app, which reprints the Christian manifesto signed last year by 150 Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox leaders, after complaints that the app was anti-gay. The Declaration states that marriage is "a conjugal union of man and woman, ordained by God from the creation, and historically understood by believers and non-believers alike, to be the most basic institution in society." Steve Jobs then took a break from showering in his turtleneck and shut these jokers down.

But honestly, pro-gay-marriage (and anti-using-millenia-old-dogma-as-an-excuse-to-be-a-dick) though we obviously are, Apple's action still seems extreme. The app is a cautiously worded statement, not an overt incitement to hate, really, although you could argue that dressing up this mentality doesn't make it any prettier. Still, when wrong-headed people at least go to the trouble to be relatively polite, it probably does more P.R damage than good to censor them.