Tim Cook met Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday. While we do not know specifics regarding what the two men discussed, we can make the assumption that they likely spoke about LGBT rights and the Pope’s recent statements on same-sex marriage.
The Pope’s latest anti-gay marriage sentiments let down and infuriated the LGBT community. He said, “There can be no confusion between the family God wants and any other type of union. The family, founded on indissoluble matrimony that unites and allows procreation, is part of God’s dream and that of his Church for the salvation of humanity.”
During their meeting, we believe the outspoken Apple CEO had much to say in response to Pope Francis’ views on same-sex marriage and the LGBT community as a whole.
Cook, a vocal gay advocate, has fought against state laws that allow local businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community claiming religious reasoning. He has said: “Discrimination doesn’t simply fade. It has to be pushed back, challenged, overcome and then kept at bay.”
He has not been shy about his sexuality and is proud to be out. “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”