[NEWS] Google pulls controversial anti-gay religious app from the Play Store – Loganspace

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[NEWS] Google pulls controversial anti-gay religious app from the Play Store – Loganspace


The the same day the Human Rights Campaigndownranked the companyin its index of the easiest LGBTQ-friendly employers, Google made up our minds to yank a controversial app accused of promoting conversion remedy from the Play Store.

On that checklist, is named theCompany Equality Index, the HRC, a prominent LGBTQ rights group, integrated a footnote that it was privy to the conversion remedy-style app by Living Hope Ministries in the Google Play Store. The app’s elimination wasfirst reported by Axios. TechCrunch confirmed that hyperlinks to the Living Hope Ministries app are now now no longer functional.

“… Conversion remedy can lead to depression, dismay, drug employ, homelessness, and suicide,” the HRC wrote in its index. “Pending remedial steps by the company to handle this app that would possibly negate off smash to the LGBTQ community, the [Corporate Equality Index] rating is suspended.”

TechCrunch has reached out to Google for particulars about its option and what explicit principles the Living Hope Ministries app was stumbled on to violate.

Living Hope Ministries, primarily primarily based mostly in Arlington, Texas, denies that it promotes conversion remedy, aninstitutionally denounced notein which a most incessantly non secular community tries to “just appropriate” a person’s identical-intercourse appeal. Living Hope Ministry’s web map states that it “speaks to hundreds of folk annually about how they, as Christ-followers, would possibly per chance acknowledge redemptively to those that are combating identical gender appeal.” The community also notes that it specializes in supporting the “better halves of males who strive in opposition to with identical gender sights.”

Apple pulled the Living Hope Ministries app in December after facing public rigidity and a marketing campaign in opposition to the app by the groupTruth Wins Out. Amazon rapidly adopted suit, nonetheless the app remained are residing in Google Play till this present day.