Confession, the iPhone app from the U.S. Catholic Church that’s been denounced by Popey McPoperstein in Rome, might soon join the company of the Manhattan Declaration app: yanked from the iPhone app store for being anti-gay. Among the questions the app asks users when they are figuring out how many angry birds they must launch in order to be forgiven for their sins is, “Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?”
The app, which was ranked this week at No. 42 in worldwide sales (not 22, as Truth Wins Out claims), is the brainchild of Internet programming Patrick Leinen, 31; his brother Chip, a a hospital systems administrator; Ryan Kreager, a Notre Dame doctoral candidate; and built with help from the Rev. Dan Scheidt, the pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, Indiana; and the Rev. Thomas Weinandy, of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All winners in my bok!
To be fair, it asks more than your homosexuality sins. There’s also: “Have I been guilty of masturbation?”
To which I respond: