Apple and the Manhattan Declaration

In recent days, Steve Jobs and Apple have kowtowed to the Left and removed The Manhattan Declaration application from their app store after homosexual activists labeled the app “gay-hating” and “homo-hostile.”

If you’ve not read the document (which you should), you’ll discover that the document is a far cry from any semblance of gay-hating. The document is extremely kind towards those it disagrees with and absent from its tone is any certain hostility and malevolence.

The Daily Caller has a helpful article on the issue.

I’m not convinced that online petitions are helpful or useful, but, given the circumstances, I would ask that all of our readers take a few seconds and sign the petition. You can do so by going here. As of this writing, there have already been over 5,700 signatures added. The group which opposed the Manhattan Declaration had only 8,000.

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  • http://www.religiousrightwatch.com/ Mike Airhart

    I think it’s sad that you are so morally blind that you no longer see defamation and sweeping prejudice for what they are.

    Nor do you care when the constitutional freedoms of others — especially freedom of religion — are stripped away by instruments like the Manhattan Declaration. You don’t care, because your own freedoms are conveniently left untouched — for now.

    History sadly has many examples of Christians who, vainly misusing the name of God, became self-absorbed and lost their social conscience. Soon enough, having sacrificed everyone else’s freedoms, those Christians lost their own freedoms.

    Prejudice, defamation, and anti-constitutional behavior have no legitimate place in civil society, nor in Apple’s App Store.

  • http://mereorthodoxy.com Matthew Lee Anderson

    “Nor do you care when the constitutional freedoms of others — especially freedom of religion — are stripped away by instruments like the Manhattan Declaration.”

    Mike, can you unpack that claim a bit? I’m curious how where in the MD you see it stripping away other people’s constitutional right to freedom of religion.

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    • http://www.mereorthodoxy.com Christopher Benson

      ANDREW: I’m a happy and proud owner of Apple products, such as the MacBook, iPhone, and iPod. But I wasn’t happy or proud when I learned that Apple revoked the Manhattan Declaration app. Chuck Colson, who is one of the leading figures behind MD, wrote an important Break Point editorial, “Upsetting the Apple Cart.”