October 26, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said in a CNN interview this week that being gay “is God’s greatest gift to me.”
While mainstream and gay media are greeting Cook’s statement as breaking news, the Apple CEO made precisely the same declaration exactly four years ago when he penned a ‘coming out’ article for Bloomberg Technology on October 30, 2014, saying:
So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
Steering away from controversy, Cook avoided answering interviewer Christiane Amanpour’s question about the level of tolerance for gay people in his Silicon Valley-based industry. Amanpour said that Cook was “quite brave,” to come out as a CEO “especially in Silicon Valley,” indicating that the environment in the tech capital dominated by progressivism is perhaps toxic for gays.
Amanpour also asked Cook about the Trump Administration’s effort to “redefine gender.”
“They’re saying, ‘forget what we thought a year ago, now we’re going to say ‘only identified by the sexual organs with which you’re born,’” said Amanpour, as if defining one’s sex by one’s sexual organs were an outlandish, nouveau idea.
Cook retreated to safe ground on both counts, saying simply, “everybody should be treated with dignity and respect.” Cook explained that the reason he first ‘came out,’ was because he began to receive stories from kids who were being bullied for being gay, and not because he is a gay activist.
Top LGBT CEOs
The Cook interview is making headlines at the same time that a list of the top “100 LGBT+ Executives” for 2018 is garnering attention.
The list cites gay, lesbian and transgendered execs in key positions in corporations around the world.
Here are the top ten:
1. Jim Fitterling, CEO of Dow Chemical Company
2. Stacey Friedman, General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase
3. Peter Arvai, CEO and Founder of Prezi
4. Stephen Jacques, Chief Executive of Key Assets
5. Martin Chavez, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs
6. Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue
7. David Hynam, UK CEO of Bupa
8. Angelica Ross, Founder and CEO of TransTech
9. Margot Slattery, Ireland President of Sodexo
10. Suresh Sundararaj of Zeno Group
‘Transgendered’ individuals find their highest rankings at numbers 34 and 35: Pips Bunce, co-lead of the Credit Suisse LGBT and Ally Program, and Amanda McKay, Quality Director Major Projects for Balfour Beatty.