Quoted: Tim Cook speaks out against pro-discrimination laws

“Discrimination isn’t something that’s easy to oppose. It doesn’t always stare you in the face. It moves in the shadows. And sometimes it shrouds itself within the very laws meant to protect us.”

— Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a Washington Post op-ed posted Sunday night opposing so-called “religious objection” laws popping up around the country. Laws that could be used to discriminate, such as ones passed by Indiana and Arkansas, are “dangerous,” Cook wrote, and bad for business. “We strive to do business in a way that is just and fair,” Cook wrote. “That’s why, on behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation — wherever it emerges.”


At top: In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)


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  • The Prophet

    Or these new laws respect religious beliefs of tens of millions of ordinary citizens repulsed by the gay lifestyle. Get your wedding cake at another bakery. That’s not an onerous burden. Tim Cook, stick to making money for Apple’s owners and leave your private life private.

    • rdhl77

      Up next: I want a Saturday wedding and reception and I insist on a kosher deli for the catering.

  • Maloha

    Tim Cook speaks out aganst anti religious discrimination laws….

  • rdhl77

    Written by a so-called “journalist”?

  • Jeff Meskan

    As an Apple shareholder, I vote that Tim Cook should shut the F up about politics and go sell something. If he wants to be a politician, quit his job and run for office.

  • RegularGuy55

    “Pro discrimination” laws? The writer must have missed ‘Objectivity Day’ back in Journalism school. This is supposed to be reporting, not Op-Ed.

  • Conservative411

    “Pro Discrimination” day? If I called it anything it would be “Freedom of Religion” day.

  • billyricky

    Hey “The Prophet”, I’m sure Jesus would have refused to serve people of those lifestyles you disapprove. Oh wait, he helped prostitutes, thieves, and everyone else.