In a discussion on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning about the GOP and social conservatives, firebrand Texas Senator Ted Cruz was asked to weigh in on Tim Cook's newly minted status as Apple's openly gay CEO, The Hill reports
"Those are his personal choices. I’ll tell you, I love my iPhone," Cruz said.
"Listen, Tim Cook makes his personal decisions, and that is his life. My focus is on the constitutional question of who has the authority to make decisions," he later added.
Cruz, who has led the charge against the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision earlier this month and Houston's subpoena of anti-gay pastors, was also asked by CNBC's Rebecca Quick to explain his anti-gay positions.
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Posted Oct. 30,2014 at 12:24 PM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in Apple, I'm Gay, Ted Cruz, Tim Cook |
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Vitaly Milonov, the St. Petersburg lawmaker behind the city's anti-gay "propaganda" ban and the disruptions at last month's Queerfest, is now calling for a lifetime travel ban on Apple CEO Tim Cook, who came out publicly as gay earlier this morning.
“What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over there,” St. Petersburg city council member Vitaly Milonov told the FlashNord website on Thursday. “Ban him for life.” [...]
Milonov, an MP in St. Petersburg whose local “gay propaganda” ban became the basis for the controversial federal law passed last year, is an iPhone and iPad owner but recently declared that an iPhone 6 his “European homophobe friends” gave him was too vulnerable to U.S. spying for Russian officials to use.
Last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple's share of Russia's smartphone market was around the 8 percent mark, as the device is "too pricey for all but the wealthiest of the country's 143 million people"
Earlier this year, Apple was asked by Russian LGBT organizations to cut ties with Russian phone retailer Euroset following comments made by the company's creative director suggesting that gays deserved to be burned alive in furnaces.
Posted Oct. 30,2014 at 11:59 AM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in Apple, Russia, Tim Cook, Vitaly Milonov |
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In an appearance on CNBC this morning following the news that Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, former Rep. Barney Frank (who also served as chair of the House Financial Services Committee) said he's "grateful" that Cook came out of the closet and explained that legal equality for LGBT people has only come about because people have been open about who they are and told friends, relatives, co-workers, etc.
Frank said the announcement would have wide implications:
"When the man who has been the leader for several years with great success of one of the most important and successful businesses in America, says, 'Oh by the way, you know those people about whom you have these negative feelings, well I'm one of them.' That does such an enormous amount to diminish the negative feelings."
Frank said that Cook was smart to not come out right away when he took over at Apple because it would have clouded perceptions about his performance. Now, of course, with the company's stock near all-time highs, it's very good timing, Frank added:
"Now, it's just indisputable that his sexual-orientation is important to him personally — but that's it's a wholly irrelevant factor economically, and I do believe that will encourage some other people to [come out]."
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Posted Oct. 30,2014 at 11:34 AM EST by Andy Towle in Apple, Barney Frank, News, Tim Cook |
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James David Manning, the "Jesus Would Stone Homos" Harlem pastor who previously warned gay marriage would lead to Michael Sam marrrying a nine-year-old boy, is now sharing with the world his crackpot views on ebola and Starbucks.
Starbucks coffee stores are in fact ground zero for spreading ebola and other diseases because of the clientele of Starbucks - generally upscale sodomites who frequent Starbucks who sit there with their computers. Its a meeting place, they exchange a lot of body fluids. Hands shaken, a lot of contact.
Manning went on to make the incredulous claim that Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC's first ebola patient, went to a Harlem bowling ally the night before he was rushed to the hospital because the it was "a meeting place for sodomites"
Later, Manning spewed more birther nonsense about President Obama and how he's using the spread of ebola to order nationwide marshal law.
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And if you missed our post earlier today about Starbucks' new ad featuring Drag Race stars Adore Delano and Bianca del Rio, check that out HERE.
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Posted Oct. 30,2014 at 11:09 AM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in Ebola, James David Manning, Starbucks |
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Queer as Folk’s Scott Lowell is starring in Adoptable!, a meta, mockumentary series based on his experiences as an adoptee trying to find his parents as an adult.
“While ultimately a wonderful and grounding experience there were many uncomfortable and awkward aspects to this process--all the elements for the kind of comedy I love to write and see!” Lowell said of searching for his parents.
The series follows Scott Fishman (Lowell) as he documents his search for his birth parents and manages a successful acting career on the hit (and unfortunately fictional) TV show Cops & Bottoms with co-star Jerry O’Connell (Jerry O’Connell.) Fishman is guided by his therapist Bob Raskin (Parks and Rec’s Jim O’Heir), an adoption intermediary Mary Elizabeths (Sharon Gless) and her son (Gale Harold.) Adoptable is currently running an Indie Go-Go campaign to raise funds for the production with just over two weeks left for contributions.
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Posted Oct. 30,2014 at 10:42 AM EST by Charles Pulliam-Moore |
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