Tim Cook is a chief executive of Apple that states his argument to the controversy of religious freedom. He argues that the bills passed, that provide support to religious freedom, are a form of discrimination against people and that goes against the founding principles of the country. He indicates that it is unprofitable for their business to discriminate against their costumers and he opposes the legislations, even though he's religious and certain religions have beliefs against LGBTQ's , he proclaims that it is also against his religion to discriminate. He persuades people to oppose the discrimination of religious groups against people who are trying to progress in society.
Fox news is notifying that trump is focused on passing an executive order based on religious liberty that repeals the Johnson amendment. The Johnson amendment regulates tax-exempt organizations such as churches, and religious groups from being too politically involved. Trump and politicians agree that the amendment restricts their freedom of speech and doesn’t let people express or spread their religious beliefs. It is clear that religious freedom is being promoted and that their is no attempt to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. The opinion of Louise Melling, a legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union provides the contexts that the president is allowing discrimination. However, the counterargument of a white house senator gives the argument that discrimination is not permitted and that they are also avoiding discrimination against religious beliefs.
The article states that businesses and religious groups are denying their service or products to LGBTQs and oppose same sex marriage because of the business and organizations religious beliefs and their protected by legislatures that protect them from any punishment. The debate is that discriminatory laws repeal those acts or bills protecting businesses and religious groups and they are having trouble with same-sex marriages, with providing birth control in health care for employees, and opposition to transgenders using the restroom of what gender they identify with. The author provides a variety of opinions from different people. Douglass Laycock is mention the most, and he is a constitutional scholar from the University of Virginia who helped with the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. He proclaims that the US government should implement strong gay-rights and support religious freedom with some exemptions to religious organizations. The author of the news article mentions several court situations that favored the discrimination against LGBTQ people and others that favor religious freedom. It is indicated that the strong use of religious freedom affects the progress of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ citizens.