WSJ on 'Ex-Gay' Apple App Controversy: "No Coherent Policy"


From WSJ blogger Ben Rooney:

This is one of those stories where, frankly, no one comes out looking that great. As Cult of Mac says: “The real issue [is that] Apple has no coherent policy about what kind of content gets approved and remains in iTunes.”, under a blog post headed Hooray for Mob Rule: Apple Boots ‘Ex-Gay’ App After 150K People Demand Tolerance (is that sarcasm?) makes the good point. The only winners in this tawdry episode are the makers of the app.

“The folks behind Exodus are perfectly aware of the controversy this app would bring… Exodus wants pressure from gay and lesbian organizations to pull the app so it can prove its point about those mean intolerant gays shutting down anybody who gets in their way.” Looks like they got their wish.