Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Star Parker: The War against Christianity

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Star Parker: The War against Christianity

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Columnist George Will has noted that Tim Cook, Apple's openly gay CEO, "... thinks Indiana is a terrible place. (But) He opened marketing and retail operations in Saudi Arabia two months before a man was sentenced to 450 lashes for being gay."

Will was commenting on Cook's recent Washington Post op-ed protesting Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act and similar initiatives across the country.

World Magazine reports Cook has recently negotiated on behalf of Apple in the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality is against the law and the penalty is death.

Our Declaration of Independence notes our inalienable rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But for Cook, protection of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" for a Christian is an act of aggression against gays.

He renders religious freedom meaningless by accusing of discrimination those who exercise their right of protection.

"This isn't a political issue. It isn't a religious issue. This is about how we treat each other as human beings," Cook writes. You would think the CEO of the most valuable company in the world, with a reported personal net worth of $400 million, could perceive his transparent double standard.

For him and other homosexual activists, Christians cannot observe their religion and live by the Bible's words they hold sacred without discriminating against gays. If this is about "how we treat each other as human beings," how can Cook justify a same-sex couple going to a baker or photographer they well know is Christian, for whom homosexuality is a sin, and demand a cake or photography for a gay wedding. Can Cook really believe this is tolerant, freedom loving, human behavior?

The truth is the homosexual campaign is not about American freedom. …

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