It’s interesting how liberal backbones seem to appear and disappear. For lefties, principals are shape-shifting concepts apparently.
Take for example, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s stance on religious freedom:
“Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.”
“…This is about how we treat each other as human beings… Opposing discrimination takes courage. With the lives and dignity of so many people at stake, it’s time for all of us to be courageous.”
Oh really? Then why are you so eager to do business with some of the some of the most “virulently anti-gay nations on the planet” as Right Wing News puts it.
John Carroll, writing for Right Wing News says, “according to their Islamic-based governments, homosexuality is punishable by death in Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran. So not only is it willing to “tolerate discrimination” in those countries, Apple is also happy to sell an iPod to the people who are murdering gays so they can listen to some cheery music when they’re done. What these nations are doing to their gay communities is despicable and should be condemned by every decent person. We hope Tim Cook believes that as well.”
“Tim Cook says that, “Opposing discrimination takes courage,” and we agree. We call on Mr. Cook to live up to our shared principles by pulling Apple out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran until they stop their official government policies of jailing and murdering gays and lesbians.”
So far, two dozen prominent conservative journalists and activists have signed their name to the declaration. You can check out the full list of signers here. By the way, contrary to the left’s popular narrative, these conservatives represent the full rainbow of humanity: male, female, gay, straight, black and white. So THERE.
And maybe you might think twice about keeping that iPhone when your next upgrade is due.