- - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I am tired of the Tim Cooks and Marc Benioffs of the world pushing their self-righteous and sanctimonious versions of “civil rights” and morality onto the rest of society (“Tim Cook, Apple CEO, calls ‘religious objection’ laws dangerous,” Web, March 30). The notion of boycotting or essentially ‘firing’ the entire population of Indiana to prevent a perceived oppression from the Religious Freedom Act is totally absurd. They have no problem doing business with countries such as China and India, which regularly violate human rights as a matter of policy. For Mr. Cook and Mr. Benioff, apparently, the almighty buck is of greater importance than sincerity.

It’s this hypocrisy and hatemongering as demonstrated by Mr. Cook and Mr. Benioff that highlight the need for more pieces of legislation similar to the Religious Freedom Act. The fact is, I have heard of more people being fired for supporting the traditional and legal definition of marriage than for being gay. This whole fiasco reinforces my respect for men like S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A. Mr. Cathy respected everyone and treated everyone equally. There were no childish threats against the livelihoods of those who differed in opinion.


Weatherford, Texas

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