Maybe I'm being a little pedantic, but my point is it's not LineageOS that makes that call. LineageOS does not distribute gapps and is not in any agreement with google that would possibly adversely impact users' ability to run gaps due to such agreement being revoked were LineageOS to act against googles interest. CM on the other hand likely would have been either directly or indirectly when it was buddied with one plus (which is when this went down).
There are a lot of subtly incorrect statements in this thread and I'm trying to help clarify because I find this discussion interesting and important.
LineageOS doesn't want to give the provocation to prevent them from being able to run the blobs.