Recently Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced that he is a homosexual. Cook’s sexual behavior has never been, until now, an issue with his rise to the top position in one of America’s premier corporations. Cook was elevated to his current position because of his demonstrated performance as a manager and his business acumen.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins asks: Should Cook’s sexuality really matter?
Perkins in his column “Upsetting the Apple Cart“, writes, “Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was one of the few Republicans to react. It’s a ‘personal decision,’ he told reporters. But when it comes to marriage as a political issue, Senator Cruz made it clear that he’s focusing on the constitutional questions of marriage and ‘who has the authority’ to redefine it. This may surprise liberals, but as far as I’m concerned, Cook’s sexuality is irrelevant. It only becomes an issue when homosexuals make it one — and use their businesses as a platform for radical activism.”
What Senator Cruz and Perkins are acknowledging is the difference between engaging in a sexual behavior and radicalism to push a political social agenda.
Cook has not used his position to impose his sexual behavior on others, his staff or Apple customers. The concern is that radical homosexuals will use him and the Apple brand to push their anti-Christian, anti-family political agenda on the 98.4% of Americans who are straight. Cook stands in stark contrast to those who appear in “gay pride” parades. There are two kinds of “pride” in the homosexual community, one good and one bad.
American author, speaker, and pastor John Calvin Maxwell wrote, “There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.”
The issue is do homosexuals impose their sexual behavior on others? Cook has not done that. However, others like lesbian Denise Parker, Mayor of Houston, TX, seek to do just that.
When companies get involved in cultural battles, every consumer is forced to take part. And whether people realize it or not, their money could be fueling an agenda they strongly oppose. As conservatives, we aren’t looking for businesses to take our side. We don’t want them to take either side! All we’re asking is for them to focus on their mission of providing quality products and service.
Unlike liberals, we aren’t grabbing pitchforks and demanding Cook’s head like the “tolerant” Left did with Mozilla’s Brandon Eich (who, incidentally, never wore his marriage views on his sleeve — like Cook literally has). We will not be working to force Cook out, because we believe in freedom and the power of dialogue. Tim has every right to express his views — just as Brandon did. But consumers have rights too — including the right to respond.
Jack Rigby, a psychologist living in Australia who in his early practice worked with many homosexuals writes:
[I]n recent decades in the fractured Society in the West, there has been a very strange situation develop in which small numbers of homosexuals have formed politically obnoxious very public and virulently demanding groups .
This is creating a very dangerous situation for the great bulk of homosexuals who live quiet and integrated lives because there will be, without question, a violent mass backlash against them in the not distant future as has always happened in the past throughout the history of all races, Religions and Societies.
Can you tell a good homosexual from a bad homosexual? Can you tell between a homosexual who is living a quiet integrated life and one who is politically obnoxious and virulently demanding?
We report you choose.
EDITORS NOTE: Family Research Council (FRC) officials released video of federal investigators questioning convicted domestic terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins II, who explained that he attacked the group’s headquarters because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identified them as a “hate group” due to their traditional marriage views. “Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups,” Corkins tells interrogators in the video, which FRC obtained from the FBI. “I found them online, did a little research, went to the website, stuff like that.” Corkins, who is a homosexual, entered the FRC offices with Chick-Fil-A bags to “kill as many people as possible and smear Chick-fil-a sandwiches in their faces as a political statement.“
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