The app in question is the creation of US Christian group, Living Hope Ministries. It is eponymously named in the app store and has been downloaded more than 1,000 times. Even a petition against the app by change.org has received 140,000 signatures, and a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign reportedly described the app as “life-threatening” to LGBTQ+ young people.
In a report axios said “several major LGBTQ+ rights groups have written to Google CEO Sundar Pichai to secure a meeting about the app, but have been unsuccessful. It follows Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft all banning the app.”
The victim “Google” on the other hand have refused to comment on the case even when contacted by axios. While still on that the Living Hope Ministries wrote on it website “a Christ-centered, Biblical world-view of sexual expression rooted in one man and one woman in a committed, monogamous, heterosexual marriage for life.” It adds that “anything less than this ideal, falls short of Gods best for humanity.”
On it website diversity.google on it own website wrote claiming that it has “embraced a refreshed and accelerated approach to diversity and inclusion”, and also if you can recall sometime in 2015 the search giants came out in public supporting the “equality act”(a proposed bill which aims to protect LGBTQ+ people in the US from discrimination).
The search giants have been a victim of criticism recently even after it refusal to take down another controversial app. Absher, created by the Saudi government, that lets men track and control where women travel( who does that👳😵).