The overblown hypocrisy of Tim Cook's business boycott of IndianaGays have the right to seek out gay wedding services. It's odd that they never try to abuse Muslim wedding services - well, not odd at all; they are bullies and bullies are cowards.
"Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) vowed on Tuesday to "clarify and fix" the state's new Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, after major corporations threatened to boycott the state. These businesses — and many caterwauling progressives — claim that the law gives religiously inclined business owners a "license to discriminate," especially against gay customers.
But here's the thing: It would be deeply ironic if these national and multinational companies were able to wield their right to do business with whomever they pleased (in this case, by boycotting Indiana) in a way that took away the same right of Indiana businesses.
So what's to be done? Well, instead of tinkering with a perfectly legitimate law, Pence should simply strengthen gay rights."
Gays now delight in bullying Christian small business owners with the full force of federal hate crime laws, laws designed specifically to discriminate against thought crimes and moral positions. The Gay/Federal complex uses "anti-discrimination" as a pseudo-moral sledge as it discriminates against Christians who have Christian businesses designed for Christian customers. Failure to bow to the Gay/Federal complex and its faux moral outrage because gays are not given Christian services at their pagan rituals results in the destruction of the Christian business and its owners. The "Gaystapo" is in full bloom under federal protection and federal persecution of religion.
When a homosexual CEO of a major corporation starts using his power in discriminating against Christians even while supporting overt Islamic abuse, it is time to boycott that corporation. It's not like there are not other good product sources. Apple itself is more than a corporation, it is a subculture, one without any actual moral principles... except those which are self-satisfying.
From Kevin D. Williamson:
"The people who have hijacked the name “liberal” — the étatists — always win when social questions are decided by the state rather than in private life, because the expansion of the state, and the consequent diminution of private life, is their principal objective. The self-styled progressive sets himself in rhetorical opposition to Big Business, but the corporate manager often suffers from the same fatal conceit as the economic étatist — an unthinking, inhumane preference for uniformity, consistency, regimentation, and conformity. It is no surprise to see Apple and Walmart joining forces here against the private mind. There is a reason that the atmosphere and protocols of the corporate human-resources office are a great deal like those of the junior-high vice-principal’s office: All reeducation facilities have a little something in common.
The ancient rival to étatism in the Western world is the church militant, both in its formal institutional expression and in the relatively newfangled (and thoroughly American) choose-your-own-adventure approach to Christianity. For the culture warrior, bringing these nonconformists to heel is a strategic priority. Gay couples contemplating nuptials are not just happening into cake shops and florists with Christian proprietors — this is an organized campaign to bring the private mind under political discipline, to render certain moral dispositions untenable. Like Antiochus and the Jews, the game here is to “oblige them to partake of the sacrifices” and “adopt the customs” of the rulers. We are not so far removed in time as we imagine: Among the acts intended to Hellenize the Jews was a ban on circumcision, a proposal that is still very much alive in our own time, with authorities in several European countries currently pressing for that prohibition.
“I expect to die in bed,” Francis Eugene Cardinal George famously remarked. “My successor will die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” Perhaps it will not come to that. But we already are on the precipice of sending men with guns to the homes and businesses of bakers to enforce compliance with dictates undreamt-of the day before yesterday."