Apple pulls iTunes from Christian shopping portal

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Apple’s known for taking principled stands on all sorts of issues, and now it’s taken another by pulling iTunes from the “Christian Values Network.” CVN, which operates shopping portal, raises money for various religious groups through product purchases at over 600 participating companies (including Apple). Think Target, Avon, Netflix, Microsoft, Macy’s, etc.

But according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), some of the religious groups are “active hate groups” engaged in “anti-gay, anti-women” activities. [UPDATE: An earlier version of this story listed Focus on the Family as on the SPLC’s list, when in fact this isn’t the case. Techland regrets and apologizes for the error.]

Full story: Apple Yanks iTunes from ‘Christian Values Network’