San Francisco: Apple has removed a religious app from App Store after a petition by an LGBTQ rights organisation called for its removal as the app portrayed homosexuality as 'sickness' and 'sin'.
The software promoted a US religious group that says homosexual practice is sinful and that its members should help 'call up' others to their natural-born 'biblical gender'
'We thank Apple for exemplifying corporate responsibility and taking swift action to remove a dangerous app that stigmatises and demeans LGBT people,' Wayne Besen, Group Executive Director of non-profit Truth Wins Out that began the petition, said in a statement. Ricky Chelette from Living Hope Ministries Executive, however, told NBC News that 'we only help those individuals who are seeking us'.
Apple's store now says the app is not available, but the tech firm has not commented on the matter.Google and Amazon continue to offer Android versions of the app.