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 Apple Removes Ministry App Aimed at Battling Habitual Sins

The Apple Corporation has recently pulled from its iTunes store a mobile app created by Setting Captives Free, a nondenominational ministry which offers free courses aimed at helping users battle "habitual sins," such as sexual impurity, substance abuse, self-injury, and gambling.

The app was pulled by Apple following protest over one of the courses, titled "Door of Hope," seeks to free users from "the bondage of homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ and the cross!"
"If you will apply the biblical principles found here, you can walk through the Door of Hope into a new life with Christ, free from sexual impurity and self-gratification," the course description reads. ...

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2013/6/4 9:40Profile

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 Re: Apple Removes Ministry App Aimed at Battling Habitual Sins

Yes this great news you know what happen to the Israelites when the Egyptians made it more difficult for them..

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. Exodus 1:12

We are only going to grow and multiply...and more and more homosexuals will turn to Christ..

Colin Murray

 2013/6/4 11:09Profile

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Independence, Missouri


It makes me wonder how Christians will be able to add applications to their mobile devices in the future if they become dependent on an itunes store or similar technology.

Robert Wurtz II

 2013/6/4 11:20Profile

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Although this seems idealogical, it shows how powerful corporations have become in our culture.

The internet has been co-opted and commercialized by a few massive ultra wealthy players. The modern digital economy is producing corporate totalitarianism, or what has been called "inverted totalitarianism."

Also referred to as "corporatocracy" it is a system that seeks total control not for idealogical reasons, such as Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia, but for materialistic reasons. Not only is it a form of totalitarianism that turns liberal secularism on it's head, but it also a form of capitalism that turns conservative free market arguments upside down as well.


Mike Compton

 2013/6/4 12:02Profile

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Mike, maybe this problem is something you can get into and fix! You seem to know a lot about this technology...

This new technology drives me a tad bit crazy at times, but folks like me are in the minority. If the need exists, it looks like a ripe opportunity for someone to get in there...

Sandra Miller

 2013/6/4 14:46Profile

Joined: 2005/2/24
Posts: 2732


Hi Ginny,

Thanks for the confidence...

I don't think any one individual can do much to stem the tide that is the Internet. Given that technology's ultimate economic driver is that it reduces the hassle and expense of human labor, it is not hard to see it as a worldwide organic system with an automous will of it's own! Adam Smiths "invisible hand" has been replaced with an "invisible intelligence."

Mike Compton

 2013/6/4 22:51Profile

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