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Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights
Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 5:38 PM EDT | Sarah Skidmore Sell

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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Nice knowin’ ya, Firefox.
1 posted on 04/03/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Wimp.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 2:47:51 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Olog-hai

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


3 posted on 04/03/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: LMAO
“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.

4 posted on 04/03/2014 2:55:13 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Olog-hai

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.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 2:55:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

So what now? Do they make Safari or Opera for Wintel?


6 posted on 04/03/2014 2:55:48 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: LMAO

They preach tolerance like Muslims preach dhimmi status, they don’t practice it themselves just their victims


7 posted on 04/03/2014 2:56:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 2:57:25 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Olog-hai

Modern day Chinese Legalists. Sickening.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

I was really hoping this wouldn’t happen.
Where have all the real men gone?


10 posted on 04/03/2014 2:57:50 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: henkster

I agree.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 2:57:53 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rockrr

> 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.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Olog-hai

Stupid. Where are the men with conviction and huevos these days? Seriously, folks do not really have to agree with the sodomites, pedophiles, zoophiles, etc just because it might hurt their feelings if we didn't.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 3:05:23 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: LMAO

I thought be were supposed to ban “bossy”.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 3:10:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Olog-hai

15 posted on 04/03/2014 3:11:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: henkster

The Gaystapo strikes again.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Olog-hai

Only those that are Anti Gay Marriage get fired and those who stand with the sodomites never get fired for their stand.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: dayglored

Chrome, for Google Lovers.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 3:24:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GeronL

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.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 3:27:28 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Olog-hai

“Earlier this week, dating website OKCupid replaced its usual homepage”

I guess OKcupid calls their site a HOMOpage.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 3:33:00 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: dayglored

The government didn’t force him to resign so there is no free speech issue here. That doesn’t mean I like it.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: KevinB

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.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 3:42:45 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: dayglored

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.


25 posted on 04/03/2014 3:43:29 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: CommieCutter

Bump


26 posted on 04/03/2014 3:45:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: KevinB

> The government didn’t 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.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 3:46:58 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Olog-hai

I need to replace my browser. Any recommendations?


28 posted on 04/03/2014 3:52:20 PM PDT by stop_fascism (The USA needs a second party.)
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To: BurningOak

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.


29 posted on 04/03/2014 3:52:31 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: Olog-hai

Nazism lives in the form of the gaystapo.

When will this tyranny over freedom of thought, freedom of religion end?


30 posted on 04/03/2014 3:52:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: CommieCutter

They do not want mere acceptance, they want ENDORSEMENT.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 3:54:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: dayglored

Is Scorch any good? What about Chrome? I know Chrome is a Google product.


32 posted on 04/03/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: LMAO

Just like those -——— muzzis.


33 posted on 04/03/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Olog-hai

Agreed (with OP): #uninstalled


34 posted on 04/03/2014 4:06:35 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: CommieCutter

Libertarianism cannot counter liberalism only conservatism. Sorry for all the isms.


35 posted on 04/03/2014 4:07:28 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: henkster
What staffs the board of directors a bunch of fudge packers? This is ridiculous
36 posted on 04/03/2014 4:09:46 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think you know the answer to that question.


37 posted on 04/03/2014 4:11:25 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.

https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/posts/912940838735370


38 posted on 04/03/2014 4:13:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

Not enough COURAGE to stand up to the pansies!


39 posted on 04/03/2014 4:16:52 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Did the responses to Sulu include any with the pictures of him and that gunrunning Dem State Senator?


40 posted on 04/03/2014 4:17:13 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Olog-hai

wimp


41 posted on 04/03/2014 4:19:00 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

Very, very, very disappointing.

What has America become?


42 posted on 04/03/2014 4:20:06 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Liberal fascists’ New Commandment: Thou shalt fellate the homosexual phallus...and swallow its issue


43 posted on 04/03/2014 4:33:50 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: tanknetter

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.


44 posted on 04/03/2014 4:40:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

very disappointed to hear this. I even wrote a letter in support of Eich. I guess we needed more letters.


45 posted on 04/03/2014 5:25:21 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: stop_fascism

Dolphin browser


46 posted on 04/03/2014 5:27:27 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: henkster

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.


47 posted on 04/03/2014 5:43:08 PM PDT by Flying Circus (God save us!)
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To: dayglored
The government can defend your right to hold an unpopular opinion and still keep your job, as it did with other minority characteristics.

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.

48 posted on 04/03/2014 6:35:20 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: wastedyears

yech I hate google


49 posted on 04/03/2014 7:15:41 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KevinB

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?


50 posted on 04/03/2014 9:32:36 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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