''The Manhattan Declaration app was accepted by Apple and rated as a 4+, meaning it contained no objectionable material. Yet Apple pulled the app shortly after a small but very vocal protest by those who favor gay marriage and abortion.... We emphasize with great sincerity that 'disagreement' is not 'gay-bashing.' Anyone who takes the time to read the Manhattan Declaration can see that the language used to defend traditional marriage, the sanctity of human life, and religious liberty is civil, non-inflammatory, and respectful.''
An unsigned statement from the people behind "The Manhattan Declaration: A call of Christian Conscience." The Evangelical and Catholic creators had submitted a software application that was approved by Apple for distribution to iPhones and iPods. The app was quietly removed from the iTunes store this week after complaints poured in to Apple. (Manhattan Declaration)
Good As You, a gay blog, had published an article about the application last month. The app contained a four-question "survey" about gays and abortion, then scored users on their responses and linked to "The Manhattan Declaration" and its anti-gay beliefs.
The "Declaration" itself includes much religiously-based argument against the marriage rights of gay men and lesbians. It also makes claims that conservatives' religious freedoms are being infringed upon by the acceptance of same-sex weddings.