The group behind a controversial app for the Apple iPhone has denied that the service aims to “cure” homosexuality.

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Jeff Buchanan, from Exodus, insists that people have misread the app’s intentions.

“In no way shape or form is our message about trying to cure or do we try to promote that type of methodology or message,” he told The Christian Post. “This is a label (gay cure app) that has been put forth by opponents to the application to serve as propaganda in order to stigmatise and really label the application in a false way and provoking a response such as you are seeing with the application.”

“We are helping those who have unwanted same-sex attractions. Those who are gay or identify themselves that way, in no way, shape or form are we trying to speak to their position or trying to impose anything upon them,” he said.

The app gives users access to Exodus news, blogs, fact sheets and FAQs and includes links to Exodus’ Facebook and Twitter pages. The app received a 4+ rating from Apple meaning that it contains “no objectionable content.”

“It is our desire to create resources that are easily accessible and helpful for today’s culture. We hope to reach a broader demographic and readily provide information that is crucial for many seeking hope and encouragement,” said Exodus about its app.

Critics say that the app promotes Exodus’ belief that homosexuality is ungodly and can be cured. They claim that, by hosting the app, Apple is in essence supporting this message. The company has thus far not commented on the controversy.

“This new iPhone app is the latest move in Exodus’ dangerous new strategy of targeting youth. In light of the recent wave of LGBT youth suicides, this tactic is particularly galling as it creates, legitimises, and fuels the ostracism of LGBT youth by their families,” said Truth Wins Out.

Exodus participated in a March 2009 anti-gay conference in Uganda that is credited with inspiring the drafting of the anti-gay bill which is now before Uganda’s parliament. The organisation later

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