2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2009 8:32 AM by emmiebee
paulclark Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
Today I noticed that iTunes is hawking cut price Christian & Gospel Albums in its own section on the main Apple Store page.

As a person of no religion I find this offensive and don't see why it is placed in full view right there on the main page.

It's one thing seeing a Light Jazz section if I happen to dislike Light Jazz, but the Christian & Gospel Albums are essentially promoting a religious viewpoint which has nothing to do with a specific genre of music.

BTW if there's a "iTunes Music Store Feedback Page" or something that would better address my issues I'll gladly move this gripe there, otherwise this was the only place I could find.

I really don't mean to cause offense to religious folk, but I have this message stuff pushed in my face every time I drive past a church billboard and don't need to see it on my own computer thank you very much.

I have no problems whatsoever of there being albums from any and every religious cult, sect or whatever being made available to iTunes users, but why push this stuff - at a reduced price even - on the front page?

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  • 1. Re: What's with the Christian & Gospel Albums section?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    Really? This bothers you?

    Christian & Gospel Albums are essentially promoting a religious viewpoint which has nothing to do with a specific genre of music.

    The specific genre is Christian & Gospel.
    Using your logic, since the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is available on the iTunes store, Apple is promoting escaped convicts?

    As a person of no religion I find this offensive

    Sounds more like you are anti-religious, not non-religious.
    If you are offended because Christian music is on the front page, then I feel very, very sorry for you. Your whole life must be in constant turmoil.
    No one is forcing you to purchase anything or even view that page.
    I don't like rap but in no way am I offended because it's sold on the front page.

    but why push this stuff - at a reduced price even - on the front page?

    Because it's on sale.

    Why should your viewpoint, "as a person of no religion" completely overrule everyone else's viewpoint?
  • 2. Re: What's with the Christian & Gospel Albums section?
    emmiebee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am 17 years old and like you, I am not religious. But somehow I can't seem to fathom why this would bother you. Even though I am not religious, I still respect and understand that other people have beliefs that differ from my own. I don't think iTunes was "pushing" the religion in your face as if they were trying to convert you. I think you need to relax.