Apple has removed an anti-gay app from its App Store, stating that it violated developer guidelines.
The app was taken down after around 8,000 people signed an online petition to persuade Apple to remove the application from its App Store.
“We removed the Manhattan Declaration app from the App Store because it violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people,” Apple said in a statement.
According to Pink News, the application was based on the Manhattan Declaration signed by leading Christian and Catholic leaders who condemn same sex marriages.
The application came in the form of a survey comprising of questions like, “Do you believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman?” And, “Do you support the right of choice regarding abortion?”
People who give pro-gay and pro-choice answers receive zero marks on the survey. The app, which describes same sex marriages as "sexually immoral", encourages users to read the declaration and sign-on to it.