The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has labeled Apple CEO Steve Jobs “Big Brother” after the company removed an anti-gay marriage app from its iTunes store.

“What's happened over the years is the iconic Steve Jobs has become the ironic Steve Jobs,” a male announcer says in a one-minute-thirty-five-second video released by the group on Monday. “Tell Big Brother you won't be silenced.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The video protests Apple's decision to remove a mobile version of the Manhattan Declaration from its iTunes store because “it violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people.”

The free app included the 4,7000 word document unveiled last year in New York by religious leaders opposed to gay marriage. Users of the app were asked to electronically sign the declaration.

“What's offensive is the action of Steve Jobs,” NOM said in a post on its website. “Jobs allows applications in support of gay marriage and abortion. Planned Parenthood has an app, so do several gay marriage groups. There's an app to sign petitions to repeal Proposition 8 in California. And there is even an app coming to allow gay marriage backers to 'report' priests and pastors who preach about the sanctity of marriage!”

“NOM is not going to be bullied as Jobs and Apple insult Christians and the majority of Americans who support marriage as the union of men and women. This is the latest attempt by technology billionaires to marginalize and isolate marriage supporters, attempting to drive us from the public square.”

The app was deleted from the digital store after more than 7,000 people signed a petition urging the company to remove it. Among the chief complaints was the app's inclusion of a four-question survey. One question asked, “Do you support same-sex relationships?” Users who answered “yes” were told that they had replied incorrectly.

The group behind the app has since resubmitted a modified version of the app that nixes the quiz.