I can only speak about my own case Star Traveler, and this is not a black and white issue. That’s why I totally respect your decision, despite that it’s totally different from mine.
My biggest problem with Cook is that he is specifically representing Apple, and not only himself in a fight that is not relevant to the fortunes of Apple Corporation. Furthermore, the law itself is designed to find a happy medium between all the parties involved. The status quo is that the argument of religious freedom cannot even be used by someone who refuses service to someone else. Some Christians have seen their businesses essentially shut down as they were targeted by homosexuals for their Christianity, even though they could have easily gone to a different business. The business owners under the new law could still be found guilty of discrimination by the court, but they could at least bring up religious freedom as an ARGUMENT!
So what bothers me about those against Indiana, including Cook, is that they are fine to have Christians totally disarmed and helpless to be forced into behaviors that are against their conscience, and they could not even defend themselves in court. That mentality is so bigoted by Cook, coupled with him representing Apple Corporation in the fight, prevents me in good conscience to enjoy any future Apple product I buy, knowing part of the money will be used to destroy fellow Christians.
Here’s a wonderful article I found most useful to understand what the law does and doesn’t do:
I also want to apologize about the invectives thrown at you by fellow Freepers. I love this site because of the high level of argument presented. If I wanted a screaming insulting match, I would have gone to a liberal site!