NY state senator calls on Google to remove conversion therapy app

Google’s Play Store is currently hosting a gay conversion therapy app from a religious group called Living Hope Ministries. The app gives users access to recordings of sermons, text devotionals, and at least one podcast; there’s a section for “help,” which appears to mostly contain stories telling gay readers that their sexuality can be ignored or changed.

For New York State Senator Brad Hoylman — whose bill prohibiting conversion therapy in New York was recently signed into law, and who represents the district where Google has its New York City headquarters — that’s unconscionable. “Google [is] planning to have about 7,000 employees in our Senate district, so I would urge them to remove the app post-haste,” he says. “I’m hopeful that…

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