Google has come under fire for featuring an app that encourages gay people to seek controversial conversion therapy in its online store.
The app, created by US Christian group Living Hope Ministries, advises young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers and adults to become heterosexual through prayer and therapy. The app also offers Bible study-style guidance.
The Texas-based Christian group is accused of referring to transgender and gay people as “sexually broken” individuals who can “walk out of false identities”, and claiming that the gay lifestyle is harmful.
Campaigners have claimed that the app falsely portrays being gay as an “addiction”, “sickness” and “sin”.