Apple condemns Mississippi’s new religious freedom law

“Apple has expressed disappointment in a new Mississippi law allowing government workers and some private citizens to deny goods and services to LGBT citizens,” Bracey Harris reports for The Clarion-Ledger.

“In a statement Thursday,” Harris reports, “the corporation said the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act ’empowers discrimination.'”

We want Mississippians to know that our stores and our company are open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. — Apple Inc.

Read more in the full article here.

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117 Comments

  1. So bearing in mind that the Bible also advocates slavery does this mean police officers who turn their backs on investigating modern day slavery rings can claim their deeply-held convictions prevented them from doing so, meaning they keep their jobs?

    This law is horseshit and will not survive a court challenge. All it proves is how televangelists can twist messages and cause fear amongst the gullible.

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