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NOM Attacks Steve Jobs for App

NOM Attacks Steve Jobs for App


Creators of the Manhattan Declaration and the related iPhone app are blaming Apple CEO Steve Jobs of censoring them because he does not support their antiabortion and antigay stances.

The National Organization for Marriage, whose leaders contributed to the Manhattan Declaration document in 2009, released a video Thursday condemning the CEO, but Apple will not comment further on the matter, according to MSNBC. The video compares the mainstream release of the Apple computer in 1984 -- launched with its infamous Super Bowl ad showing the innovation and uniqueness of the brand -- to "Big Brother"-type machines. In Thursday's video NOM says the Apple CEO has gone from "iconic to ironic" for approving only apps that he agrees with, like a Planned Parenthood app, and others that support marriage equality.

The app by the Manhattan Declaration promoted a document that backs pro-Christian causes but included a quiz that many found offensive, leading the company to pull the app from its store. The quiz asked whether the user supports marriage equality or abortion and then gave a score based on the "right" number of answers.

Last weekend the app makers submitted their request along with a petition bearing 43,000 names of people who want the app to return to iTunes.

Watch the video below:

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