Amazon Boots Ex-Gay Torture Group From App Store

Via press release from Truth Wins Out:

A day after it sent an open letter to the CEO’s of Amazon and Google, Truth Wins Out applauded Amazon for removing an “ex-gay” app from its online store. Amazon’s commendable move follows Apple’s elimination of the app last week, after TWO launched a petition that urged Apple to take action.

If one tries to download that app today at Apple or Amazon, created by Arlington, Texas-based Living Hope Ministries, it is no longer available. Sadly, the app, which targets LGBT youth with destructive messages, portrays homosexuality as an addiction, and says that LGBT people are sick, sinful, and broken, is still available online at Google.

“We are grateful Amazon supported decency and diversity by eliminating a dangerous ‘pray away the gay’ app that smears LGBT people with ugly stereotypes and blatant misinformation,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen.

“Amazon displayed laudable corporate accountability by taking a firm stand against a program that we believe bilks consumers and potentially causes considerable damage to the people they claim to help.”

Apple booted the app earlier this week.