Updated: Breitbart.com has an excellent article outlining expected Republican Candidate for President Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, expressing disgust at Apple’s Tim Cook over-acting on laws securing religious freedom. Now, Right Wing News is calling on Apple to live up to its principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay.
Fiorina, said many attacking Indiana over its religious freedom law are bowing to “narrow special interests” and ignoring the larger base of opinion over the situation, especially Cook.
For Breitbart.com, Warner Todd Huston begins:
On Monday, drawing much attention, Apple chief Tim Cook jumped to Twitter to attack Indiana over its Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Before that, in a Washington Post op-ed, Cook also spoke out saying, “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.”
Clearly the openly gay CEO finds Indiana’s law “discriminatory.” Still, Apple has a close working relationship to at least four nations—Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—that have laws that punish gays with execution. That is not to mention the many nations whose record on women’s rights and human rights are dismal, to say the least.
All of this strikes Fiorina as “hypocrisy.”
“When Tim Cook is upset about all the places that he does business because of the way they treat gays and women, he needs to withdraw from 90% of the markets that he’s in, including China and Saudi Arabia,” Fiorina said to The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
Update: Right Wing News writes:
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.