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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:32 PM
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U sexuality prof. demands Apple scrap anti-gay app, says it distorts his research
A University of Minnesota professor is demanding that Apple remove from its online store a smart phone app that he contends distorts his research as supporting the argument that homosexuality is a behavior that can be changed.

Dr. Gary Remafedi, director of the Youth and AIDS Projects and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, sent a letter Monday to Apple founder Steven Jobs and its interim CEO, Tim Cook, about the Exodus International app.


A rival national organization, Truth Wins Out, said the app directs the user to a web page that answers various questions about homosexuality, among them: "If people are same-sex attracted but don't ever act on it, does that make them homosexual? What if they do engage in same-sex physical intimacy? Are they homosexual then?"

In the answers, Exodus "twists the findings of Dr. Remafedi" from 1992 to make it appear that homosexuality is "just a transitory phase in youth," Truth Wins Out said in a statement.
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