Skip to comments.The Internet Is Tolerant. Don't Agree? Keep Out
Posted on 04/03/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, gave $1,000 to Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure passed by a majority of California voters to limit marriage to one man and one woman. The U.S. Supreme Court voided the measure, but the hate campaign against its supporters lives on.
There's a Twitter campaign to force Eich to step down. "I'm an employee of @mozilla and I'm asking @brendaneich to step down as CEO," one employee tweeted. Rarebit CEO Hampton Catlin and his husband announced a boycott against Mozilla Firefox applications. It will cost the business money, but, Catlin wrote, "as a gay couple who were unable to get married in California until recently," they "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."
More than 70,000 have signed a petition asking Eich to resign unless he renounces his former position. The message is clear: If you supported Prop 8, its opponents will go after you. Well, not everyone. That would be too messy and produce too many victims. So Prop 8 opponents will selectively target the occasional high-profile donor until he buckles or busts.
Eich has chosen to walk a tightrope. He told CNET's Stephen Shankland that when gay friends learned of his donation, he saw pain in their eyes, and he's "sorry for causing that pain." A Mozilla blog emphasized the corporation's belief in "equality and inclusion for LGBT people."
But Eich did not apologize for the donation. "I don't think it's good for my integrity or Mozilla's integrity to be pressured into changing a position," he told CNET. Making people pass a litmus test goes against Mozilla's quest for true diversity.
Eich wasn't a prominent pusher of Prop 8. He didn't mix his politics with business, in which case critics would have grounds to cite the nexus between Eich's personal beliefs and his corporate success. He wrote a personal check for $1,000. In tech circles, that's snack money.
Doesn't matter. Catlin wrote that Rarebit is boycotting Firefox because he and his husband "are personally affected" by Eich's actions. That's bunk. The courts upended Prop 8. Same-sex couples won.
Sadly, winning has made some advocates, like the Catlins, less tolerant, not more so. It's not enough that they won; they have to make opponents grovel in penance. No need for stockades in 2014 when you can dangle stock options and flame nonbelievers via Twitter.
It's like political time travel. Advocates demand that public figures renounce their 2008 opposition to same-sex marriage as illegitimate. If Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could do it, surely soulless CEOs can do it, too.
Let me posit that there were some anti-gay bigots who supported Prop 8. But there also were a lot of Californians who wrestled with the issue but chose to stick with a more traditional conclusion. A yes vote didn't mean they hate their gay friends and family members.
So now the Internet has a sign that warns: If you don't support same-sex marriage, get out of the sandbox. If they beat Eich, the fear will spread, and the next dissenter will submit quickly. All hail tolerance and diversity.
He needs to sue for discrimination against his religious beliefs.
There will be a backlash against those that celebrate and acquiesce to the vile molestation of young boys by decadent homosexual men and it won’t be pretty.
Claiming that the sun rises in the West doesn’t make it so.
He just resigned. (Sorry, don’t have time to post link.)
A measly $1,000 donation six years ago to an issue that got overruled by totalitarian judges anyway did that?
Man, I'd hate to see how much pain $100,000 would have caused.
The backlash may not come this week, but Id bet my “farm”.. that it will occur before too many years go by.
Where did his donation get him in the end?
Even Debra Saunders cowers to the disgusting, loathsome degenerates. It won’t be long before she is also forced to apologize to the freaks. They think they have numbers on their side, when the truth is that they only have the homosexual Obama pushing their agenda. When he goes down, they won’t have anyone to protect them.
Mozilla caved to the sodomites.
I’m going to start running out of browsers. What’s the next best once I dump Mozilla.
Maxthon is a very good browser.
Why would you want to dump Firefox?
What a dumbass
Can you put either of these on a smartphone like a Samsung Galaxy S4?
Where did my raising $40,000 for Fred Thompson or hundreds of thousands for the GOP get me? I didn’t do it for personal gain.
Just use one of the others temporarily until you figure out which of the other available browsers suits you best. The important thing at the moment is that you dump Firefox immediately. You'll feel great about it. Trust me. As a longtime user of Firefox myself, I realize how good Firefox is. However, sometimes you have to do the right thing even if it inconveniences you. This is one of those times. I just removed Firefox from both of my computers. There's a storm brewing. Be a part of it.
Maxthon (officially called Maxthon Cloud Browser, originally known as MyIE2) is a freeware web browser for Windows, OS X and Linux that is developed in China by the company Maxthon Ltd.
Thanks but no thanks. We get enough junk from China
So, are you fan of homo-fascism?
Well Microsoft (IE) was a big supporter of gay marriage initiatives, and Apple (Safari) is run by a gay guy.
If you boycott everything suggested on FR, a person would be living like the Amish.
Not at all, but if it turns out that they are supporting homos then I might will dump it. I am just not in a hurry to get rid of a good browser
Excellent point. People should listen instead follow like sheep
Opera. It is the best of the best.
Works on desktops, lappers, mobile units. Best browser out there.
Did you not read the article? Eich resigned. Homozilla employees are in control. Why should I even bother to use Firefox?
I suggest you read post #25 by Freeper nascarnation and think about it
I voted for Fred Thomson in the 2008 primary. But he had no interest of winning that is why he quit so early and I swore to my self that I will never vote for anyone whose hear is not in it.
I liked fred.
I sent him a $100 on Sunday afternoon and he resigned te next morning
He is just a money grubbing son of a bitch
This isn’t about companies supporting “gay marriage” or not. It’s about the homo-fascists with their jackboots on decent people like Eich. By dumping Firefox now you will speak out against the modern day browshirts. If not, then you’re saying that you don’t really care.
Yes, you can download the app. It works well on the Android. Not sure about iOS, I dumped my iPhone before I had a chance to do much with it.
Correct. I spent the past few hours doing research on Chrome. It has most everything I need to replace the functionality of the Firebug extensions I use heavily in Firefox.
Between my systems and client's systems, I count at least 47 Firefox installs that will be removed shortly. One of my workers already has removed 8 installs. We had everyone on Firefox. No longer.
I know google is leftist but after reading the vile comments by Mozilla employees and the arrogance of the Mozilla head, I have had it with Firefox.
Mozilla is infested with hard-core fascists. Hopefully, their market share will start to roll off dramatically.
I manage around a thousand desktops and recently started getting ready to deploy Firefox alongside IE.
Isn’t Chrome by Google? I refuse to use anything that is connected to Google
I will use Chrome occasionally but I do try to distance myself from Google as much as possible. You should look into their relationship with Mozilla. I’m currently using IE until I figure out how to use Opera.
Does Opera have development extensions along the lines of Firebug? I don't want to be on Chrome long, but I definitely will not be using Firefox anymore.
I have had it with these leftists insulting Conservatives and destroying the careers of people who have a different opinion.
I will do my small part by throwing FF into the proverbial waste bin.
I signed a petition at http://rightpetitions.net/ to show support. Had to go through many google pages to find a way to support him.
The Opera equivalent is called Dragonfly. It is built into the browser on all platforms. There is also a Firebug Lite available for Opera and Chrome.
"bert...you're a SAD little person!
Good luck with your wishful thinking on Walker or Perry.
Either/or will get beat like a drum on the national stage!"
That's why I won't use the internet.
All kinds of 'gay' porn, 'gay' MSM reporters, 'gay' Hollywood Twitter comments.... the place is just infested with all kinds of 'gay' crap.
Was it 'gay' ?