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Google decides to remove the conversion-promoting app



Google announced that it would remove an app that promotes conversion processing from its Play Store after receiving feedback from an LGBT lawyer group.

A spokesperson for the company told The Hill in a statement that it had removed the app for Living Hope Ministries which promotes "committed, monogamous, heterosexual" relationships and says that "something less than this ideal falls outside God's view of mankind." [19659002] "After consulting external law groups, reviewing our policies, and making sure we had a thorough understanding of the app and its relationship to conversion processing, we decided to remove it from the Play Store, in line with other app stores," Google spokesman said.

The technology giant decided to remove the app after the LGBT Rights Group Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from the Corporate Equity Index (CEI).

"So-called" conversion therapy "contains a number of dangerous and undiscovered practices that falsely claim to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, says CEI's footnotes." Waiting for remedial steps by the company to address this app that may cause harm on the LGBTQ community, the CEI classification is suspended. "

Michael Burke contributed reporting.

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