Social Scoop: Adult-themed Facebook app stirs up controversy

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- We've all probably played or heard of "Words With Friends," or "Hanging With Friends," but now there's a new Facebook app called, "Bang With Friends." It's not a game like the other apps, and it's even being called the "evilest app ever" by a national college ministry.

    According to THV 11's Gannett affiliate WUSA in Washington, the app housed on Facebook allows users to click on a profile of someone you would like to be physically intimate with.

    WUSA's Jackie Diaz breaks it down like this: Once you install the app, it will show a list of all your friends. Below each photo there will be a button labeled with the option to click it. Those who have also installed the app will get a notification. What you decide to do after that is up to you.

    Since its launch last week, the app is already stirring up some controversy, even though the creators boasted to fastcodedesign.com that the app hooked up 10,000 couples in that time.

    Adam Jeske, the associate director of national college ministry InterVarsity, told a reporter for CP Church & Ministries, "This app is not healthy for students or consistent with Christian ethics." 

    Forbes is calling it a terrible idea for an app, and Digital Trends labled it tacky, tawdry, and gross.

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