What Apple’s CEO Gets Wrong About Discrimination and Religious Freedom

Tim Cook

Last night, Apple CEO Tim Cook published an op-ed for The Washington Post, titled “Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous” (his scare quotes, not mine.) It’s already been shared tens of thousands of times and is a trending article on Facebook.

The article is undoubtedly rousing and emotional, but it’s sadly lacking in real substance.

Before responding to it, let me say that I’m a big fan of Apple, and that I’ve been generally impressed with Cook’s leadership, how he’s continued Apple’s success after Steve Jobs. Cook was placed in a difficult situation yet continues to flourish.

Having said that, Cook’s new article does not match his otherwise shrewd thinking. It’s confused and misguided, the regrettable result of a gifted tech executive trying to play political philosopher. Just as I would never presume to pontificate on nanotechnology or consumer electronic sales, it’s probably not a good idea for (most) tech CEOs to veer outside their expertise.

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"Read More Books Now" Video Course

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed my FREE video series on how to read more books. I’m simply overwhelmed by all the buzz and energy. Thousands of people went through the series and many of them are reading more than ever before.

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“The Power of Daily Mass” Book Giveaway!


“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Today I’m giving away TEN copies of Bert Ghezzi’s new book, titled The Power of Daily Mass.