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Apple Pulls Manhattan Declaration App For Opposing Gay Marriage

Good Call or Uncalled For? Apple Pulls App For Opposing Gay Marriage

Public outcry ensued when the Manhattan Declaration, a Christian statement opposing gay marriage, recently became an iPhone app, so Steve Jobs made the decision to shut it down. The manifesto states that marriage is "a conjugal union of man and woman, ordained by God from the creation, and historically understood by believers and nonbelievers alike, to be the most basic institution in society." The app asked users to add their signatures to this declaration.

While it's expected that your stance on gay marriage will influence your feelings about Jobs's decision, and about the app being approved in the first place, there are other factors to consider, like whether or not the app was offensive enough to warrant being axed. Apple gets a lot of flak for its heavy-handed censorship; is this just another example of its attack on freedom of speech? What do you think?

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