Skip to comments.Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights
Posted on 04/03/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based organization that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by promoting Eich.
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It seems to me that the group who preaches tolerance the loudest is the most intolerant group when it comes to those who don’t agree with their lifestyle
They are nothing short of the Pol Pot's of the world. You know deep inside the phonies would exterminate those whom didn't march to their tune.
This is why we cannot agree to disagree, because no matter if we shut up about gay marriage they want us stomped and destroyed. This is why we have to fight back.
So what now? Do they make Safari or Opera for Wintel?
They preach tolerance like Muslims preach dhimmi status, they don’t practice it themselves just their victims
The only conceivable justification for this would be if there was evidence he discriminated against gays at work at Mozilla such as salary or promotion issues. There is no such evidence.
This is very bad for liberty, specifically the freedom to hold an unpopular opinion and support those who agree with that opinion.
I am deeply disturbed by the unfortunate blow against freedom of speech. Which, by the way is a constitutional right. Unlike, say, marriage.
Modern day Chinese Legalists. Sickening.
I was really hoping this wouldn’t happen.
Where have all the real men gone?
> So what now? Do they make Safari or Opera for Wintel?
Safari for Windows is not great, but it mostly works. Opera is supposed to be great but it’s not my personal style. YMMV.
I thought be were supposed to ban “bossy”.
The Gaystapo strikes again.
Only those that are Anti Gay Marriage get fired and those who stand with the sodomites never get fired for their stand.
Chrome, for Google Lovers.
I tried the Libertarian approach with this crap too. It could actually work if the other side would practice it too but they won’t. They don’t want tolerance; they want total acceptance.
All this talk about the Liberty Amendments as Levin calls them, bring on the Anti-Liberal amendments instead. Take it all away, their free loading programs, their government jobs, their exclusivity on public education. They’re nothing but useless leaches.
“Earlier this week, dating website OKCupid replaced its usual homepage”
I guess OKcupid calls their site a HOMOpage.
The government didn’t force him to resign so there is no free speech issue here. That doesn’t mean I like it.
A company has a right to fire anyone for any reason, or atleast it should have that right. The employee has a right to find a different job. Customers have a right to boycott. I do not see how this is different than a religious school throwing out a homosexual teacher. The system works.
Don’t tell me you’re going to use Internet Explorer now. Despite them forcing the guy out, Firefox, along with Google, is the browser and search engine combo that I like best.
I disagree. ANY time an individuals’ right to express their private opinion is stifled, it’s a free speech issue. Government doesn’t need to be involved.
Read the official statement by the Mozilla spokeswomyn?
Said that equality is a prerequisite for free speech.
Iow, if you dont support their “equality” you have no right to speak out in opposition.
Welcome to 1984.
> The government didnt force him to resign so there is no free speech issue here.
The government can defend your right to hold an unpopular opinion and still keep your job, as it did with other minority characteristics. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was made illegal. So why not having an opinion about sexual orientation? Especially since his personal opinion did not influence his work or his management of others at work?
Granted I think the government should stay out of personal, business, and most other affairs in the first place, but that ship sailed long ago.
I need to replace my browser. Any recommendations?
Who here says the company doesn’t have the legal right to fire somebody? Nobody denies that. But it’s still morally wrong for the homosexual mafia to viciously attack someone with traditional Christian values. The system does not work.
Nazism lives in the form of the gaystapo.
When will this tyranny over freedom of thought, freedom of religion end?
They do not want mere acceptance, they want ENDORSEMENT.
Is Scorch any good? What about Chrome? I know Chrome is a Google product.
Just like those -——— muzzis.
Agreed (with OP): #uninstalled
Libertarianism cannot counter liberalism only conservatism. Sorry for all the isms.
I think you know the answer to that question.
George Takei posted an article today on Facebook, gloating over the termination. He got hundreds and hundreds of comments from his fans (his *fans!*) calling him out for it.
Not enough COURAGE to stand up to the pansies!
Did the responses to Sulu include any with the pictures of him and that gunrunning Dem State Senator?
Very, very, very disappointing.
What has America become?
Liberal fascists’ New Commandment: Thou shalt fellate the homosexual phallus...and swallow its issue
Heh. No, though I’ve seen it. I’d leave that one alone because Takei is a “celebrity,” and they get their pictures snapped with everybody, Charles Manson if he were still free.
I follow George Takei’s Facebook because it’s one of the funniest on the internet, and I usually just hide off the political ones because he’s a gloater. I looked at the comments to this one out of curiosity, and was surprised at the level of dissent, many from homos who are not happy about this firing. Nobody is happy about this except the dyed-in-the-wool extremists.
very disappointed to hear this. I even wrote a letter in support of Eich. I guess we needed more letters.
What you don’t know is he has small children and he was getting numerous death threats over this.
We also don’t know what was happening internally at the company. The real collapse may have been behind the scenes with those originally gave him the position.
I'm not sure what you're referring to there.
The First Amendment doesn't impose a duty upon the government to defend free speech, it limits the government's ability to stifle free speech.
I wish the Mozilla guy hadn't backed down, but I don't see it as a free speech issue.
yech I hate google
You’re quite correct about what the Constitution does and doesn’t compel the government to do or not do. No argument there.
But when it comes to minorities in the workplace, the government ignores the Constitution and does all sorts of stuff it shouldn’t.
I was saying, given that the government has already far overstepped what it should do, with regard to the workplace, why can’t it at least be consistent or even-handed and defend the right of a private individual to not get fired for having an unpopular opinion and privately supporting it?
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