Apple & Yelp CEOs Voice Opposition To Religious Protection Bill

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ARKANSAS (KTHV) – After the Arkansas Senate passed a bill that would prevent the government from infringing upon someone’s religious beliefs, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter.

Cook tweeted, “Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana’s new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.”

The bill was approved by the Arkansas Senate on Friday.

The CEO of Yelp also wrote a letter to Arkansas legislators voicing opposition to Conscience Protection Act.

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21 comments

  • Maxwell Smart

    So we’re now supposed to cower in fear because the big bad CEOs are scolding us about freedom of religion? Those pesky Bill of Rights seem to get in the way of the liberal agenda every time. To h*ll with these goons! Stay out of Arkansas affairs vermin.

  • Horace

    Republicans are Knuckleheads who’ll shoot themselves in the foot rather than acknowledge the winds of change. Just like GWB, who believed the same thing on Wednesday that he did on Monday, regardless of what happened on Tuesday. This inability to adapt will lead to extinction, and it can’t happen fast enough for me.

    • Last Laugh

      As a friendly reminder to a teabagee (teehee) the demise of the tea party may be slightly premature. I seem to remember the same garbage spewed prior to the 2014 mid-term election. How’s that working out for you?

  • Get Real

    While these guys make lots of money doing what they do, giving them credence concerning politics, or anything else for that matter, is like asking an electrician to fix your plumbing problem. They have no more credibility or knowledge than anyone else, except perhaps who responds to political “donations” better than others. Typical liberal intolerance.

  • Steven

    The article forgot to mention that Walmart is also against this bill. Are you going to tell them to get out of Arkansas too?

    • James Kaelin (@jekaelin)

      Walmart does what for you steve! Let them leave if they don’t like our Christian Root’s if the old Man was still alive be would be buying the Gov. Lunch! that’s the kind of Man Sam Walton was. Not like any of his Drunken Children.

  • Joe

    Another step backwards … legalized discrimination. It’s what republicans do best…. discriminate, restrict, and obstruct.

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  • LH

    These laws are just a way for so-called Christians to promote legalized hate toward people who’s lifestyle they don’t agree with. Arkansas is moving backwards.

    • James Kaelin (@jekaelin)

      I don’t Hate these Homosexuals! They should build their own stores and places to eat! Why do you think we still have Indian Reservations! Duh! I don’t hear you wanting to live there!! I don’t hear you wanting their free healthcare! WHY NOT!

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