Skip to comments.New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott
Posted on 03/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans, who happen to be gay, are threatened. As more and more people wake up from the slumber of ignorance and see the light in supporting gay marriage, there are still people that refuse to evolve. You can hate anyone you want, and if you hate gay people, that hate is your burden to live with. Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval, although I'm sure it would be appreciated. What they do need though, is to be treated equally by the government that they live under and pay taxes to.
When people donate money to anti-gay causes, they can sometimes fuel hatred and anti-American values. After all, equal rights are the foundation of the USA. Sadly, the new CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, who was appointed today, allegedly donated $1,000 to support a ban on gay marriage. Two developers, Hampton Catlin and his husband Michael, are boycotting Mozilla as a result.
"Today we were shocked to read that Brendan Eich has been appointed Mozilla CEO. As a gay couple who were unable to get married in California until recently, we morally cannot support a Foundation that would not only leave someone with hateful views in power, but will give them a promotion and put them in charge of the entire organization", says Hampton Catlin.
Catlin further explains, "I certainly recognize that there are great people at Mozilla. And that lots of people there want the org to be open and supportive. However, the board could have chosen ANY of those other, awesome people at Mozilla to be CEO. Hey, I've got a crazy idea, how about a woman at Mozilla? Nope. Out of all the possible candidates they could have chosen, they chose Brendan Eich. CEO's are extremely important to an organization. Their ideas, beliefs, philosophies, and personalities drive organizations".
Catlin writes the following letter to Mozilla:
As a married gay couple who are co-founders of this venture, we have chosen to boycott all Mozilla projects. We will not develop apps or test styles on Firefox anymore.
Effective today, we're removing Color Puzzle from the Firefox Marketplace and stopping work on all of our Firefox-related applications, notably the about-to-launch Firefox version of the popular Dictionary! app for iPhone and Android.
This is in protest of the appointment of Brendan Eich to the position of CEO of the Mozilla Foundation, where he had previously served as CTO.
We will continue our boycott until Brendan Eich is completely removed from any day to day activities at Mozilla, which we believe is extremely unlikely after all hes survived and the continued support he has received from Mozilla.
This makes us very sad, as we love the little guy fighting to make things better. But its because of our status as a minority that we simply cant ignore this slap in the face of giving him a promotion to lead your organization.
As you can see, Catlin loves Firefox, and is very torn and upset by the boycott. While Brendan Eich has the right to believe anything he wants, that belief comes with consequences. Obviously, a loss of developers and a blemish on Mozilla and Firefox are just a few, and it will be interesting to see how both the company and CEO react.
Do you support the boycott? Tell me in the comments.
The writer’s name is Fagioli???
Ubuntu user here.
Just saying. :D
Shall we send him some support and encouragement?
Because to use something else would be homophobic?
I encourage all Freepers, write a letter to support this man, and use Firefox in solidarity. This is more Korporate Kristallnacht from the left.
Hey i’m going to start boycotting companies that force faggotry down our throats too. Its only fair. Anyone in?
The can stick it where the sun don’t....no, wait....
For some reason the software developer crowd is very liberal. I know of only a few conservatives in the crowd compared to the overwhelming liberal count.
I have my various domain names and websites hosted with a company that provides my email and job settings through Mozilla.
Glad to see that Mozilla is on the right side of this issue
As someone said on another thread - "it just writes itself".
Americans are getting thoroughly fed up with this PC crap.
Enough. It was fine for a while while there was a goal to remove blatant bias in the world, but things have (badly) overshot that goal.
I am 100% for opposing political correctness.
Hey Hampton and Caitlin, knock yourselves out and stick it where the sun don’t shine! ....oh wait....
I don't hate anyone - I just think homosexuals are delusional, sick individuals who refuse to accept that they are not accepted.
What a deplorable sewer of a culture we have now... this poor guy is vilified and demonized as a ‘bigot’ unworthy of having a job... all for supporting a common-sense initiative that the MAJORITY of California voters supported (like majorities in virtually every state before a tidal wave of media propaganda and judicial activism seemingly caused many to lose their minds).
... though they do demand your baking and photography.
In 2008 the United States elected a president who was against gay marriage. And he is still president, although he said he changed his mind about gay marriage. So, in 2008 through 2012, President Obama was an evil bigot?
Well, its not necessarily Mozilla, just the new CEO is a decent man. The intention of these corporate attacks is to get things like the new Nabisco ad and Google’s shameless propaganda out into the mainstream consciousness. It’s not as if this CEO is an activist who will put Bible quotes on the Firefox homepage. He just has a private opinion that’s been incovered by the left, so they know he won’t help spread their propaganda. For that, he must be destroyed.
Hey Hampton and Caitlin, knock yourselves out and stick it where the sun dont shine! ....oh wait....
They are bending over to prove how “tolerant” they are with their “intolerance”. Makes perfect sense to them.
God hates Fagiolis.
I already cancelled my planned tour of the Guinness brewery when I’m in Dublin the summer. I was going to go to the Bushmill and Jameson distilleries too. Nope, not any more.
It seems like "hate" is all they know. It's their go-to word.
Sheesh, where does the editorializing in this piece end and the actual reporting begin?
It is all the social media, web designing hipsters not real software engineer types.
It worked. Most people believe it now.
Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans...
“Effective today, we’re removing Color Puzzle from the Firefox Marketplace and stopping work on all of our Firefox-related applications, notably the about-to-launch Firefox version of the popular Dictionary! app for iPhone and Android. “
Eh, so what?
I would venture that 80% of all apps written for the internet and phones are crap and useless anyway unless you have an empty life and need to post things about yourself.
So in California tech, if you make a first amendment donation to a political issue that the leftists don’t like everyone is permitted to boycott your employer and write nasty OpEd about it?
I have freinds and family there, but California is disgusting.
Go to Murphy’s Brewery.
Quite frankly, yes you do. You absolutely need it. To the point you'll seek to destroy those who don't agree with you.
Visit the website online and look at all the limpwrist comments. This is where you need to post your support:
...and you have the right to boycott their employers and write nasty OpEds about them. It's called the First Amendment.
So anyone who believes in traditional marriage is now a hater?
Embargos typically harm those that refuse to sell more than they do those that would buy.
This couple are denying themselves monetary gain from their work to do symbolic harm to a non-profit.
Sounds dumb to me.
Great. I will use Firefox.
I am SICK of these Homonazis, trying to force us to celebrate sodomy.
Gay marriage is NOT an equality issue because men and women are different. Men and women are NOT interchangeable.
Men and women already have basic rights. Trying to force fit civil rights into the same sex marriage issue reflects serious specious reasoning, especially by lawyers in black robes.
The new version of Internet Explorer is quite an upgrade; with it you can download Firefox twice as fast.
I’ve used Firefox exclusively for several years. I love it. Kudos to the CEO for standing up for his beliefs. To hell with the faggot mafia.
“For some reason the software developer crowd is very liberal.”
Because code is amoral; it attracts amoral people, and amorality — or, at least, the pretension to amorality — is a core tenet of the liberal faith.
Been using TOR The Onion Router to give our friends at the NSA something to do for their fat checks. The TOR browser is Firefox and the switch from Chrome is a little startling.
It's interesting to see how much information isn't passed by (or is assumed from your IP) the TOR browser, especially when you google something and find the default response is in French.
Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation
Went to www.facebook.com/mozilla and it’s obvious the queers are networking to bomb the page with their classic, typical hater/homophobe/bigot attacks.
So, how about the hardware crowd?
This is not an equality issue. It’s a morality issue. Hell will be full of modern Americans like this clown.
You got it !
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