CEO Tim Cook is a Half-Baked Apple!



Tim Cook of Apple is proud of being gay. He is proud of Apple.  Technology, technology.  Computers are not very spiritual.  They are no big deal. I’m not impressed by Cook.  I’d be prouder of a painting, a poem or a novel.  Forgive me for not being a techie. Forgive me for being one of the last liberal arts enthusiasts.

Cook says, “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

Now that’s ridiculous.  If I were gay I might want to be proud of gayness but I would in fact be embarrassed.  Gayness is not exactly lauded in society. Why show off the unacceptable?   Maybe if I jerked off in Macy’s window I would be proud of my self-exposure because why not?

In grammar school the hint of being gay would have dumped shame on your head.  Right or wrong; it is factual. Gayness is not something to be proud of regardless of your jejune wishes.


tim cookCook says that, “Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority.” Well there are minorities and there are minorities.  Confusion of the sexual drive by a man for a man instead of a woman is not an innocuous minority.  It is a schizophrenic confusion that leads to a misinterpretation of reality.

A minority is designated by a different skin color or a religious persuasion.  Attraction to the wrong sex is a perversion not a small group of different people. It is an abnormal attraction. It is a deviance or distortion.  It should not be forbidden or prejudiced against.  But it should be forbidding and fearful.

Cook says that his gayness allows him “to rise above adversity and bigotry.”  What does that have to do with erroneous sexual orientation?  I’m straight and I rise above adversity and bigotry.  But I don’t juggle reality to amuse children at a circus.

Cook goes on to say, “There are many places where landlords can evict tenants for being gay, or where we can be barred from visiting sick partners and sharing in their legacies.”  I agree with that. Gays shouldn’t be barred.  But I just don’t agree that pride in gayness isn’t a deluded lie.

If you can’t be honest you can’t rise above prejudice. Gays should rise above prejudice against them.  This can be done by not pretending that they are proud of their condition.

Cook says, “When I arrive in my office each morning, I’m greeted by framed photos of Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy.”

King and Kennedy were hyper-sexed men who lusted after women.  Cook is not even close to their league and he would probably secretly disgust them. His heroes are not his protectors.  He is deluded.

Cook imagines that “he is paving the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick.”

His brick crumbles under its disruption of humanity and normal biological intercourse.  He is proud of his sickness.  He is convincing himself of the inconvincible.  But I do agree with him that people shouldn’t be prejudiced against gays.

Accept them for what they are.  Don’t be proud of them.  I am not proud of flunking eleventh grade math or beating another teenager over the head with a rock.

 Don’t give gays a hard time but don’t applaud them when they celebrate their perversion.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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