Apple Rejects Sacrilegious iPhone App

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Apple doesn’t just reject pornography as “objectionable material,” it shoots down graven images, too.

The delightfully named “Me So Holy” app was rejected by Apple on the basis that you could take a snapshot of yourself and crop it onto figures of Jesus or other religious figures, which it felt some people might find “objectionable.”

The developer, Benjamin Kahle, was rather upset by the rejection and posted the following on his blog:

Our question is, is religion really to be placed in the same category as these violent apps? Sex, urine, and defecation don’t seem to be off-limits, yet a totally non-violent, religion-based app is.

Given that Kahle is pushing this as a religious app, perhaps he should look at the Ten Commandments, namely:

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

So, let’s hear your thoughts: Is Me So Holy offensive blasphemy, or a harmless bit of fun?

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