A gay rights groups doesn’t like the new Confession App for helping people prepare to confess their sins. In fact, they’re furious over it. Now that I’m thinking about it, have you read anything about a gay rights group in the past decade where they weren’t furious? Even when they win, they’re furious that they didn’t win more or earlier. Shouldn’t a “furious gay group” be an oxymoron?
In this case it’s not Apps they’re furious about, it’s the sin. (But isn’t it always.)
The Guardian reports:
The launch of an iPhone app that guides Catholics through confession has prompted a furious response from gay rights groups, who accuse it of “promoting anti-gay spiritual abuse”.
“Confession: A Roman Catholic App”, which costs £1.19 from the Apple iTunes store, has shot to 26 in the download charts, behind Sims 3 and Resident Evil 4: Platinum….
Among the questions users are asked is: “Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?”
Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out, a group that campaigns on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people, accused the app of “helping to create neurotic individuals who are ashamed of who they are”.
“This is cyber spiritual abuse that promotes backward ideas in a modern package,” said Besen. “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.”
Do these folks understand that they don’t have to buy the App?
Remember that while making their big push for gay marriage they’d always say that nobody’s forcing straight people to marry a gay person so why do straight people care? Well, using that logic, nobody’s forcing gay people to go to Confession or to buy an App to prepare them for it.
But you see, they don’t even want you to be able to think it. They want the Catholic view to be driven from the mainstream by the force of their feigned fury. So they’re going to create a stink and see if they can get it taken off the market just like they did the Manhattan Declaration App that was supposedly anti-gay because it didn’t approve of gay marriage. It worked before for them and they’re going to keep on doing it until it doesn’t work anymore.
At some point they’re going to have to be stood up to. Why not make it now? Seriously, I know many Christians who think maybe it’s time for us to get furious. But I’d so much rather be gay. (I mean that in the old sense of the word.)