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2016-04-10 12:03 by Karl Denninger
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Hypocrisy: More By Business

Heh Disney, fuck you.

After Walt Disney Co., Marvel Studios and Salesforce.com threatened to take their business elsewhere and the NFL suggested Atlanta could lose its bids for the 2019 or 2020 Super Bowl, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a measure that would have allowed individuals, businesses and faith organizations to deny services to others based on their "sincerely held religious beliefs."

So let me guess -- Disney is going to close its park in China?

Why?

But religious freedom is still not universal in China. Human Rights Watch China director Sophie Richardson says that while religious belief in China is protected by the constitution, the measures “do not guarantee (PDF) the right to practice or worship.” Religious practices are limited to “normal religious activities,” though “normal” is left undefined and can be broadly interpreted. The state only recognizes five religions—Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism. Formally, the practice of any other faith is prohibited, although often tolerated, especially in the case of traditional Chinese beliefs. Religious organizations must register with one of five state-sanctioned patriotic religious associations, which are supervised by the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA).

So your sincerely-held religious beliefs are only "free" to be expressed if you fit one of the five they approve.  If any of the other thousand or more that are known, or if your religious organization is not "patriotic" then you're not free to hold and practice those beliefs.

Yet Disney has a theme park in China and sells product and service there.

Oh, as for Salesforce? They also do business in China; in fact their CRM system is explicitly whitelisted by the Chinese firewall censor police.

And of course Marvel has movies available there as well.

Never mind Apple, which makes their products in China and sells them in nations that punish homosexuality with the death penalty, along with those that have no religious freedom at all (e.g. Saudi Arabia.)

Every one of these firms and organizations needs to be boycotted into the dirt; if you as a consumer patronize them, especially Disney, given this, then get off my lawn.