Apple Joins Other Companies in Criticizing Arizona Anti-Gay Bill, Calls Governor

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Kenobbi

It's really annoying when a company who's purpose is to sell consumer goods, in this case technology consumables, think they need to make some grand departure from their purpose, and get on some social platform and spew their supposed agenda. Look, I look to Apple, to provide the technology I need and prefer, to make my life easier. That is it. I don't care, nor wish to know where they stand on ANY social issue. Why? Because I'm a person who has biases, like any other person, which affect the way I perceive situation, people, and even entities like companies. My relationship with Apple is best served if they stick to what they exist for (selling technology) and I stick to my role as a consumer, without my own personal biases given fuel to influence how I perceive a company and where I spend my money. I place this same scrutiny to actors. I want I enjoy a movie and the actors in it based solely on what I find entertaining. Why do certain actors want to just go and ruin it by getting on some soap box they feel qualified to ascend upon, to spread their personal agenda? They are neither qualified to speak to nor welcome use the status I help create by watching their movies, to turn around and spew their personal biases. I don't do that to them, I don't want them or Apple to do it to me. Get a clue!

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gestures

Tom Cook is 'qualified' to say whatever he wants so long as a majority of Apple's shareholders agree... and they do.

Perhaps you should buy your technology from some other company that doesn't ever weigh in on social issues? I think you'll have a hard time finding any 'purely technological' vendor out there.

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Kenobbi

What makes him "qualified"? I have many thoughts and ideals that countless others agree with. That doesn't make me "qualified" to speak to the masses about them. I stick with my statement - stay in the business of "business" and stay out of the social agenda. The next thing Apple will be doing is tracking with the CEO of Starbucks who said that if you didn't agree with their stance on gay marriage, they don't even want your business. Really? You would stretch your intolerance so far as to invite people to not frequent your franchises? There should be an actual constitutional amendment of "separation of capitalism and socialism".

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tassiecelt

Apple may be world leaders in technology, but not in moral issues. On this score they have clearly lost their moral compass, if they ever had one. They forget that many thousands of Apple users are Christians and church goers. If Apple allows Tim Cook to push his personal agenda apple may find itself loosing the support of the Christian community, which is far greater than the homosexual community (just not as noisy or intolerant).
Wake up Apple.

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gestures

You bigots are sure quick to jump on this one.

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Robert Cain

Go ahead and hide behind your excuses of religion. All you are is a hate peddling coward. It's no different then when people claimed god made good souls white and the rest when barbaric blacks, Arabs or Asians. There is no reason to hate someone for who they love or who they wish to marry. It people like you that pushed people like me out of the church. The writer of the article should have removed your post. I don't think apple gives a flying monkey turd if you don't buy their products.
Wake up Asshole... This is America. Where we say all men are created equal. And for some reason still don't believe all people should be included I that statement, Move to Russia if you want a country that hates individual rights.

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Kenobbi

Does that include an individuals right to disagree with you, the magazine editor, or the CEO of Apple? Or are we too narrowly focused on the rights of some, but not the rights of others?

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Robert Cain

You cannot claim to enforce one groups rights while trampling another. We had this discussion 40 years ago. This is no different. We are a nation founded on the belief of religious freedom, that means anyone can practice any religion they want... Or not. They can interpret any religion they want how they want and not be afraid of legal challenges. The only exception to any right is when it infringes on the rights of others. That's why you can't kill people and claim they're a heretic. You can have your opinion, but don't get upset when someone points out its glaring flaws.

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tassiecelt

Apple may be world leaders in technology, but not in moral issues. On this score they have clearly lost their moral compass, if they ever had one. They forget that many thousands of Apple users are Christians and church goers. If Apple allows Tim Cook to push his personal agenda apple may find itself loosing the support of the Christian community, which is far greater than the homosexual community (just not as noisy or intolerant).
Wake up Apple.

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