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Tim Cook Is Gay And …

… WHAT ELSE IS NEWS? By FITSNEWS || So Apple CEO Tim Cook is gay.  We know this because he told us … and in the process, also told us it wasn’t much of a secret. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,”…

… WHAT ELSE IS NEWS?

By FITSNEWS || So Apple CEO Tim Cook is gay.  We know this because he told us … and in the process, also told us it wasn’t much of a secret.

“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” Cook wrote in an oped published by Bloomberg’s Businessweek.  “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

Good for him … although we’re sure the “God’s gift” part made the heads of a lot of social conservatives explode (which may have been the point).

Cook added that while he liked keeping Apple’s focus “on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them,” that his company “has long advocated for human rights and equality for all.”

“We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick,” he wrote.  “This is my brick.”

Again … good for him.

This website has opined on equality issues innumerable times – always siding with people’s right to love who they want to love (and to be protected equally under the law as it relates to those choices).  Marriage?  That’s not the purview of government, in our opinion, but churches who wish to perform marriages of same sex couples certainly shouldn’t be banned from doing so.

Anyway … in the wake of Cook’s big “reveal,” a couple things happened.

• Our iPhones continued to send and receive phone calls, text messages and emails.

• Our iPods continued to play music and games.

• Our iPads continued to download apps, books and other data.

• Our Macbooks and iMacs continued to compute.

• Apple’s stock remained near its all-time high.

So yeah … the point of this was … what, exactly?

“Tim Cook Just Changed America In A Way Steve Jobs Never Could,” a Huffington Post headline blared, noting Cook had become America’s first openly gay Fortune 500 CEO.  Actually there are no openly gay CEOs among America’s 700 largest corporations.  Stories also recalled how former BP CEO John Browne was forced to resign after being outed in 2007 – an implied commentary on how far, how fast the United States has come on this issue.

But is it really that big of a deal?

The gay marriage dam has broken … and Cook’s “confession,” while certainly newsworthy and commendable, strikes us as something south of “seismic” and more just solidifying something we already know: That the same sex movement has reached a point of mass acceptance in American society.

Which is a good thing …

The expansion of liberty should always be celebrated.  The fight to protect individual freedom and free markets knows no race, creed, gender or sexual orientation.  The market – like justice – should always be blind.

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53 comments

Bruce October 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Dump Apple (unless you are a man who like Dick).

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catchmysoul7 October 31, 2014 at 5:38 am

How about we dump Bruce instead, everyone?

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SCBlues October 31, 2014 at 5:41 am

“How about we dump Bruce instead, everyone?”
Or maybe take a dump on Bruce?

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Disgusting October 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

A page right out of the Martin Bashir playbook, so typical.

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SCBlues November 1, 2014 at 4:32 am

“A page right out of the Martin Bashir playbook, so typical.”
Hate-filled homophobes love to stick together, huh? So typical.

Blah, blah, blah,another queer October 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Fags are usually pretty creative people.

Look at Freddie Mercury, Rob Halfort, Elton John, George Michael, etc. et al…the list goes on forever.

I just wish they’d contextualize their exceptional abilities and jump off the collectivist, “everybody is equal” bandwagon.

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Bruce October 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Small numbers.

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9" October 30, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Would you like the entire list?You’ll be reading for quite a while.Blah,blah,blah doesn’t have a clue.Just to pick one,I think Leonardo Da Vinci was a little better than equal.

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catchmysoul7 October 31, 2014 at 5:36 am

Great, we’ve heard your particular nasty brand of bigotry. Now go to bed.

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Blah, blah, blah,another queer October 31, 2014 at 6:51 am

It’s nasty to point out successful fags?

What planet do you live on?

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Bruce October 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Gas has dropped to $2.43 a gallon in Lancaster. Meanwhile, the Columbia market remains higher due to greed for profit.

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Bruce October 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Wow, it just dropped in Lancaster again …. Down to $2.36 on Gas Buddy. Columbia is still averaging $2.73 a gal.

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Crooner October 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Yeah, Obama is doing a real good job on gasoline prices.

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Deo Vindice SC October 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Nikki is said to of had 2.23 gal at a point. Must be GW’s present to all of us that I?

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Beartrkkr October 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Waiting for SC to call an emergency session to pass legislation forbidding the use of any Apple products in state government and schools…You know this kind of thing can spread by association.

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not October 31, 2014 at 8:20 am

‘sides the IBM Surface Pro is a significantly better tablet, even for Angry birds

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Ball More October 31, 2014 at 9:38 am

Wonder if Balmer’s Apple ban for the Clippers has more to do with Cook’s sexuality than meets the eye?

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Cheers forCook October 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Yes it is liberty that allows folks to do this. Good point.

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Terry October 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Lawdy, lawdy a gay job creator. How will this fit into the Republican pantheon of money gods.

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Frustrated Voter October 30, 2014 at 9:19 pm

A job creator? Hillary Clinton just said that corporations and businesses do not create jobs. As a democrat, don’t you believe her?

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Smirks October 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

All have sinned and come short of the glory of the Invisible Hand…

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Buddy Miles October 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

NEWS FLASH!
This just in: Apple CEO is a fruit.

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catchmysoul7 October 31, 2014 at 5:35 am

And you’re a jerk. Now, what?

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Tazmaniac October 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm

He takes one to the face? What a pioneer! Who would of thought a weird white guy who couldn’t turn Helen Keller on would turn out gay? Yeah Tim, way to perpetuate being gay is a victim class.

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SCBlues October 31, 2014 at 5:37 am

“Yeah Tim, way to perpetuate being gay is a victim class.”
You’re an idiot.

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Bible Thumper October 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm

“… although we’re sure the “God’s gift” part made the heads of a lot of social conservatives explode (which may have been the point).”
It is the HATER’S heads that are exploding not social conservatives or the religious right.
2 Corinthians Chapter 12: 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
We all have thorns in our sides. Tim Cook’s thorn is different from mine.

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Mark Petereit October 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Cool! I hope this makes a bunch of Westboro-types want to get rid of their Apple merch so I can pick them up on eBay for a steal!

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CorruptionInColumbia October 30, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Naw man, those devices won’t be on e-bay. They’ll have a big bonfire and just burn them.

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erneba October 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

**YAWN**

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SC Political Digest October 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

This story made my d$ck hard and my a$$ hole open up wide.

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catchmysoul7 October 31, 2014 at 5:39 am

Okay, so do you charge? – LOL

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Deo Vindice SC October 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

All productive SC people beware. Man on Man is the word.

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HD October 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

I couldn’t possibly care less who he sleeps with. I do find it odd that he is “proud” to be gay. I’m not proud to be heterosexual – I just am.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I am glad to be heterosexual, albeit with strong lesbian tendencies.

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9" October 31, 2014 at 1:13 am

But you don’t get it.Homosexuality has always been the love that dare not speak its name.You take your heterosexuality for granted,and haven’t had to hide it.Life is tough enough.Being gay has taken a huge toll on me:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FybvwFGpo

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Geeeezzzzz October 31, 2014 at 8:18 am

Then be something else, it’s your choice!

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catchmysoul7 October 31, 2014 at 5:36 am

Maybe that’s because you don’t wake up every day trying to tell you that hetersexuals are sinners?

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Mike October 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I always assumed all those Silicon Valley geeks were gay.

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easterndumbfuckistan October 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

This was announced like six months ago. Why is this news again? In actual news it’s cold outside.

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catchmysoul7 October 31, 2014 at 5:37 am

Because a gay CEO is so unsual that announcing it more than once, is probably well-deserved.

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Centrist View October 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Cook added that while he liked keeping Apple’s focus “on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them,” that his company “has long advocated for human rights and equality for all.”

“We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick,” he wrote. “This is my brick.”

With Chinese labor, sound like how they build the Egyptian pyramids with slave labor, “brick by brick.”

Google search terms: Apple Chinese factories

Apple attacked over ‘worsening’ factory conditions in China
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2602980/apple-attacked-over-worsening-factory-conditions-in-china.html
[Excerpt]
Apple is under fire again for the way workers are treated at a supplier factory in
China, prompting the iPhone maker to rush a team to the factory to investigate.

A new report by China Labor Watch and Green America revealed forced overtime, fire and safety risks, poor compensation and exposure to toxic chemicals at a factory in Suqian, China, operated by Apple supplier Catcher Technology.

CLW said it investigated the same factory 16 months earlier and reported its findings
privately to Apple, which pledged to take action. But CLW now says the conditions “may actually be getting worse.”

Inside Apple’s Chinese ‘sweatshop’ factory where workers are paid just £1.12 per hour to produce iPhones and iPads for the West
*Factories covered in suicide nets to stop workers leaping to their deaths
*18 people have killed themselves at the facility
*iPhone, iPad and MacBook assembled in factory in Shenzhen
*Microsoft, Dell and Hewlett Packard products also built on sit
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103798/Revealed-Inside-Apples-Chinese-sweatshop-factory-workers-paid-just-1-12-hour.html
[Excerpt]
The broadcaster revealed that the entry-level salary of just £180 per month is so
low that it would take more than two months salary to pay for the cheapest iPad.

Even if the lowest earners do the maximum available overtime of 80 hours per month, they still do not earn enough to pay tax.

Previous reports have claimed that some of the workers were doing 24 hours at a time, while others were forced to stand for their entire shifts.

Boy, 15, Is One Of 5 Unexplained Deaths At Apple’s Factories In China
http://www.businessinsider.com/deaths-at-apple-factories-in-china-2013-12
[Excerpt]
A 15-year-old boy dropped dead at Apple’s Pegatron factory in China, where the
iPhone 5C is made. His death was one of five at Pegatron that labor activists say the company has failed to explain.

The boy, Shi Zhaokun, died of pneumonia shortly after Oct. 9. He had been working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, according to activists from China Labor Watch, a workers’ rights organization that performs undercover investigations at Chinese
electronics manufacturing plants.

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Bible Thumper October 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

From what companies device did you post your comment?

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Bible Thumper October 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Oh maann! Embedded in this article is an ad for Atlantis All Gay Cruises with a pic of two shirtless gay men embracing on an isolated beach.

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Beartrkkr October 31, 2014 at 1:13 am

Not on my machine. You know some of those ads are based on your browsing history…just sayin’

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Bible Thumper October 31, 2014 at 2:07 am

Google thinks I’m gay? It must be because I support Lindsey.

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FastEddy23 October 30, 2014 at 10:35 pm

… And so is Al Gore? And so is Larry Ellison?

I say … so what? No biggy, little piggy. Most silicon valley techie nerds are too.

(Al Gore has had a seat on the board of directors of Apple since 200 and Larry Ellison has since 2000. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ir?s=AAPL+Insider+Roster )

Disclosure: I bought some more Apple (AAPL) stock two days ago … and will be buying more.

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Mguzman October 31, 2014 at 7:03 am

Who cares?????

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Who Cares? October 31, 2014 at 9:26 am

This just in, I’m a heterosexual man. That’s right, I love the poontang… where do I line up for my cookie?

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urbantrout October 31, 2014 at 10:12 am

I guess shitting your pants because you anal sphincter has been reamed out is a “gift”.

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Smirks October 31, 2014 at 10:29 am

Does this mean the iPhone 7 will come equipped with gaydar?

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Smirks October 31, 2014 at 10:29 am

Does this mean the iPhone 7 will come equipped with gaydar?

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itsmorninginamerica October 31, 2014 at 10:58 am

bizarre. i barely know who tim cook is but i knew he was gay months ago. i’m certain most people knew.

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Joe October 31, 2014 at 11:12 am

Who is Tim Cook?

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