Catholic Church Expands their Anti-Gay Campaign to the iPhone

10 February 2011

The Advocate reports that “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” is ranked #22 in iPhone app sales worldwide and that the app is homophobic.

The app asks users “Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?” Three conservative priests assisted programmers in Indiana, USA, and the app is available throughout the world. The priests are likely to have become involved in the development of this app because Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged all priests to get involved in at least one aspect of online ministry, whether blogs, podcasts or something else.

Wayne Bessen, executive director of Truth Wins Out, said, “This is cyber spiritual abuse that promotes backward ideas in a modern package. Gay Catholics don’t need to confess, they need to come out of the closet and challenge anti-gay dogma. The false idea that being gay is something to be ashamed of has destroyed too many lives. This iPhone App is facilitating and furthering the harm.”

The Catholic church has been funding the so-called “ex-gay” organization “Courage.”

Many supporters of LGBTQ people are contacting Apple, Inc. by phone at 1-800-MY-APPLE.