(Fred Weinberg) – I caught your screed against a new Indiana law which prohibits government from penalizing bakers and photographers who, for religious reasons, do not wish to accommodate gay customers’ weddings.
Now, personally, I don’t know why any small business these days would turn down business, but I don’t see baking a cake and taking pictures as a public accommodation and I don’t see why this is such an intrusion on your lifestyle.
There’s nothing in the law, after all, which says that you cannot practice sodomy in Indiana, although you’d think the NCAA, which once tried to do exactly that to the late Jerry Tarkanian, was being legislated out of existence by their ill-tempered screeching.
Tim, my concern with you getting involved here is more that of a customer and shareholder.
Did Indiana do anything which would make my iPhone work worse? Did you do anything which would make it work better?
Your job as Apple CEO is to not become AOL, taking $39.95 a month from fewer and fewer people for dial-up access while the carcass of your company shrivels and dies. As an iPhone, iPad and AppleTV customer, I have to tell you that I have been less than impressed, recently.
While you were bitching about Indiana’s new law, I was watching part of the Elite Eight on TBS using my Roku streaming stick and SlingTV. Where was Apple?
Tim, we’re all for treating everyone with dignity, valuing their contributions as human beings and giving everyone an equal chance at the brass ring.
But there should be no separate homosexual agenda which trumps everyone else’s rights, including who people wish to associate with. What you do and who you do it with behind closed doors is entirely your business. But you simply cannot force a wedding photographer, as an example, to cover a wedding that he or she does not wish to cover for religious reasons. It’s not like saying you can’t stay at a hotel or ride on a bus.
Tim, as long as I have your attention, one more thing…
That watch. I like a good watch. It’s a combination of jewelry and mechanical function. But you just made a fairly expensive watch which a) needs to be recharged every day and b) needs an iPhone to talk to. C’mon. The iPhone is functional. So is the iPad. I use them every day. My Citizen Navihawk is a great watch.
Why don’t you spend more time on fixing that watch and less time on the gay agenda.
Your customers and shareholders will thank you.
Mr. Weinberg is publisher of the Penny Press. Get to know more about him by visiting www.PennyPresslv.com.