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Wes Hargrove

 Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country.

A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors…

These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear.

Tim also mentions that Indiana is not unique; there are similar laws that are equally reprehensible but more cunning than their counterparts. For example, there is a law under consideration in Texas that would threaten the livelihood of state employees who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even if the United States Supreme Court strikes down the state’s marriage equality ban.

This isn’t a political issue. It isn’t a religious issue. This is about how we treat each other as human beings.

I could not have said it better myself.

| Posted by Wes at 2015-04-01 8:13:02 AM

What I'm Listening To

Podcasts are a significant part of my daily routine whether I am driving to/from work, washing the dishes at home or working out at the gym.

Here are a few of the podcasts I currently subscribe to in Overcast.fm:

Accidental Tech Podcast: Just like the glory days of Build and Analyze and Hypercritical except with this other guy. I like the round table discussions that go on regarding a wide range of topics. But let’s be honest, we all listen for the Cards Against Humanity ad reads so that John can tell us about the latest toasters. (Subscribe)

Debug: This is my go-to podcast for technology (read: Apple) guest shows. Guy has great technical insight and drives great conversations. (Subscribe)

Exponent: This is a new one on my list. If you can’t already tell I listen to a lot of tech related podcasts. I appreciate the business side of tech that this podcast offers. (Subscribe)

StartUp Podcast: Gimlet is doing something right. The first season of StartUp just wrapped up and it was fantastic. (Subscribe)

Reply All: Another Gimlet podcast. Honestly, this show can be hit-or-miss but when it is great it is really great. (Subscribe)

The Talk Show With John Gruber: This is my lazy tech podcast. John goes through a few rounds of frequent guests which can seem repetitive but he is a keen observer to the Apple technology community. (Subscribe)

I’ll also be posting these reviews on iTunes under their respective shows.

| Posted by Wes at 2015-03-11 7:58:20 PM