Skip to comments.Tim Cook: Apple Will Oppose Bills Like Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
Posted on 03/29/2015 9:23:01 PM PDT by Steelfish
Tim Cook: Apple Will Oppose Bills Like Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Sunday broadened his criticism of a new law in Indiana, which opponents say could be used to discriminate against gay people, to other states that he says have similar laws.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday, sparking an outcry from those, including Cook, who say it could be used to protect businesses that refuse to serve gay people. The law's supporters say it will prevent the government from forcing business owners from providing services that go against their religious beliefs.
"These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear," Cook wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, referring not only to Indiana's law, which goes into effect in July, but also to those of "more than two dozen states."
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I can’t say most Apple folks are libtards
But I have no doubt that most by far of libtards who can afford it own Apple
It’s a standard libtard tech piece like a Subaru or Prius or Patagonia
The latter being overpriced for status like Apple
They won’t be swayed
I own 9 Apple products of the 15-16 personal devices I own
I won’t buy more
They go into the Starbucks ignore box
Rush...will do nothing
That was his FOURTH wedding, if I remember correctly. The lovely Marta was wife #3.
You make a good point.
The 1st A does two things here.
(1) It prohibits compelled “speech” and this includes “symbolic” speech. Hence someone cannot force me to fly a flag.
(2) It allows for the free exercise of religion.
The baker/photographer/florist will have to show that as opposed to someone coming into their shops and buying flowers or cakes for sale, that if they are however asked to design a floral arrangement or bake a specialty wedding cake for a gay/lesbian wedding, that is different. Why? Because now they are compelled to use their special skills to advance a cause or idea to which they are opposed to.
It’s like asking a former concentration camp Jewish flag maker to stitch a Nazi Flag. This would violate the 1st A.
I certainly have zero liking for the endless apple spam from these two, but I nailed Swordmaker for deliberately mangling my screen name back when and he apologized.
No reason to ridicule him. He has enough trouble with this.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t recall Microsoft getting mixed up in political battles. The perks they provide to certain employees is their own business, and as long as they don’t try to force others to do the same I’m fine with it.
Well targeted, Jim.
So will Left stop complaining about Apple’s overseas tax sheltering?
We don’t want to hear about moral issues from corporations.
Does Apple do business in the muslim world? If so, are you speaking out against the treatment of women? I have not heard Apple’s position on the way islam treats gays?
Is it okay the way muslims are treating Jews and Christians in the Middle East? Let’s not target Christians, Tim. Apple is an international company. Let’s be fair.
Because apparently all he cared about was making money and making a quality product.....fool!
In fact, such state laws are based on Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.
14th Amendment, Section 1:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws [emphases added].
Regarding pro-gay, PC interpretations of the Equal Protections Clause also in Section 1, the Supreme Court has clarified that the 14th Amendment did not add any new rights to the Constitution.
3. The right of suffrage was not necessarily one of the privileges or immunities of citizenship before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, and that amendment does not add to these privileges and immunities. It simply furnishes additional guaranty for the protection of such as the citizen already had [emphasis added]. Minor v. Happersett, 1874.
Note that Courts clarification compliments the official clarification of Section 1 by John Bingham in the congressional record, Bingham the main author of Section 1.
Mr. Speaker, this House may safely follow the example of the makers of the Constitution and the builders of the Republic, by passing laws for enforcing all the privileges and immunities of the United States as guaranteed by the amended Constitution and expressly enumerated in the Constitution [emphasis added]. John Bingham, Congressional Globe, House of Representatives, 42nd Congress, 1st Session. (See lower half of third column.)
And since the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect gay agenda issues, the states are free to make laws which discriminate against such issues, as long as such laws do not also unreasonably abridge constitutionally enumerated rights.
In fact, by making such laws some states are protecting themselves from abridging enumerated rights like religious expression, some pro-gay activist states having already unthinkingly violated the 14th Amendment where constitutionally protected religious expression is concerned imo.
Has an iPhone ever been used in an IED that has killed American Marines? If so, Apple hate Marines. If not, Apple hates Muslims. Does apple sell products in Iran, Saudi Arabia, or any other Muslim cesspool that stones women for being raped or homosexuals hanged from construction cranes? Apple is a hate filled corporation. I can play their game too.
like the right to abortion another cooked up constitutional right. that is the name of the wicked game here.
the devil’s specific cause du jour is being made the measure of things... by those who buy into it.
unforgivable sin, no.
very very telling about the current state of affairs, yes.
I just read this homosexual cretins “opinion” piece in the WP.
It’s illogical and stupid, have a hard time comprehending how a degenerate moron like this queer became head of Apple, but I do know one thing.
Conservatives throughout the country need to boycott Apple products.
Toss away the faggotphone, there are alternatives and this company needs to go the way of JC Penney.
Nobody asked this queer bastard to open his sick mouth and offer his opinion condemning a law that allows people to practice religion freedom.
Tim (I’m a faggot and you’ll like it or else) Cook just effed up real bad.
Would Apple oppose a Muslim baker refusing to sell cakes to gay couples?
Wait till someone like Cruz starts talking about this.
Ooh boy, the cockroaches will start scurrying for the woodwork.
Apple hates freedom.
Apple basically uses Asian slave labor to manufacture their hardware, right? So that figures.
Shut up and make phones, or you’ll force me to avoid you, no matter how cool your product was.
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