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Hypocritical Apple CEO Takes on Religious Liberty

Apr. 1, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted Indiana’s and Arkansas’ religious liberty laws in a Washington Post op-ed, saying, “A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law.” Furthermore, he said, “America’s business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business.” Well, first of all, no religious liberty law in the country – either at the federal level or in the 30 states where it is either law or judicial precedent – promotes discrimination. Second, before Cook goes after the speck in his neighbor’s eye, he might look to the plank in his own. Apple has no problem doing business in Saudi Arabia, where women are second-class citizens and homosexuals are executed, or in China, which persecutes Christians and arrests homosexual activists. What hypocrisy. Maybe there’s an app for that.

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