Conservative leaders took issue with Apple’s hypocritical stand last week against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other laws protecting religious freedom in the U.S..
John Hawkins of Right Wing News, together with Bruce Carroll from Gay Patriot, wrote a letter “calling on Apple to live up to their publicly stated principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay.”
The two called on influential Conservatives, including BizPac Review president Jack Furnari, to sign on to the following statement:
Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said,
“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.”
Tim Cook’s message seems rather ironic in light of the fact that Apple willingly does business with some of the most virulently anti-gay nations on the planet.
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.
Bruce Carroll, Gay Patriot
John Hawkins, Right Wing News
Mike Adams, columnist and professor
Ali A. Akbar, Black Conservatives Fund
Ben Chapman, Chapman GOP
Steven Crowder, Comedian, FOX News
Kristin Fecteau, The Campaign to Free America
Jack Furnari, Bizpac Review
Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit
John Hinderaker, PowerLine
Ben Howe, founder of Mister Smith Media
Tony Katz, talk radio host
Dana Loesch, Radio Host and The Blaze TV
Dr. Gina Loudon, Politichicks
Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine
Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation
Tiffiny Ruegner, Right Wing News
Evan Sayet, comedian
Ben Shapiro, Truth Revolt
Kurt Schlichter, columnist.
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