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Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay marriage
American Thinker ^ | 4/4/2014 | Douglas Lang

Posted on 04/04/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT by rktman

The newly elected CEO and co-founder of Mozilla - the maker of the Firefox web browser - was forced into resignation today after activists pressured the company over his donation to a political campaign that opposed same-sex marriage.

Brendan Eich was forced into resigning from the company he co-founded just one month into his new role as CEO. In 2008 Eich donated $1000 to the campaign for California Proposition 8 and was widely chastised by the left press and social media. After his recent appointment as CEO his vilification was reawakened and he came under pressure from employees, press, social media and even other companies. The online dating service OKCupid even blocking users of the Firefox web browser from their site. He has now been forced to resign from his own company entirely for his use of democratic methods to voice his political (and possibly religious) beliefs.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; brendaneich; california; eich; homosexualagenda; inclusiveness; liberalfascism; liberalfascists; libtards; mozilla; prop8; ssm; tolerance
Gotta love the tolerant all inclusiveness of the left. Like earlier, they can have their beliefs and opinions. You may not. Diversity avenue=one way traffic only. Hypocritical? Not in their view.
1 posted on 04/04/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Extremely disappointing.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 7:48:34 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: rktman

When you see a car with “Coexist”, “Tolerance”, “Diversity”, bumper stickers, you know you’re looking at the exact opposite. You’re seeing quite the unsavory character.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 7:50:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: rktman
Download Opera!
4 posted on 04/04/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rktman

Hilariously, they’re using the ‘free market’ as an excuse for their fascism.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 7:52:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: rktman

*sigh*


6 posted on 04/04/2014 7:53:47 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: rktman
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
(Mt 5:11–12).
7 posted on 04/04/2014 7:53:59 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: skeeter

..and Mozilla tweeting furiously disclaiming any influence on or involvement in his decision: ‘He just resigned’ etc.

A multimillion dollar firm just lets its CEO fly the coop?

If the roles had been reversed i.e. he was hounded out for SUPPORTING gay marriage there’s no way in hell this would have happened.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 7:54:29 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: albie

You forgot about the ones with the “=” stickers on them. I thought at first they meant they had been captains in the Army or something. LOL!


9 posted on 04/04/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Roger that. Add a little head shake to it too for good measure.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 7:57:00 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

There are 2 kinds of “=” signs. One is dark blue and yellow I think. Any idea of the difference? Is one for black and white gays? Guy and a dog?


11 posted on 04/04/2014 7:59:07 AM PDT by albie
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To: rktman
". . . he came under pressure from employees . . ."

Yeah--The CEO's at the companies where I used to work really lived in fear of what I thought about their private lives.

12 posted on 04/04/2014 7:59:36 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: rktman

The article mentioned one company that was going to block Firefox: What this company and anyone that thought they could block or boycott Firefox don’t realize is the Brendan Eich is the creator of javascript, a computer language support by all browsers. Nobody could boycott or block javascript if they tried, it’s part of virtually every website in use today.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 8:00:36 AM PDT by hugorand
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To: rktman

Amazing the backlash if you oppose same sex marriage. I guess I would be doomed because I oppose same sex marriage. I have no objections to same sex unions or whatever, I just think changing the definition of marriage to suit a certain segment of the population is wrong and will lead to errors in future statistical data reporting or more confusion by creating many new classes of “marriage”. Now that the door is open to changing the definition, I expect to see future classifications like: human-animal marriage, group marriage, father-daughter marriage, mother-son, etc. Welcome to the anything goes world.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 8:00:58 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: Arm_Bears

Appeasement will just embolden the thugs. Unequivocal support for the homosexual agenda is becoming the litmus test for anyone in public life. If you don’t toe the party line, whether you are a professor, clergy, executive, media, politician - the homo-Nazis will call for your head.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 8:02:44 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: rktman

He donated $1000! I’m boycotting Mozilla - is Firefox their only product? It stinks/ never use it!


16 posted on 04/04/2014 8:03:18 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: albie

I use it as a training exercise for my kids and tell them it makes life easier when the morons of the world identify themselves to the rest of us.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 8:04:52 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: albie

I’ve only seen the blue background with the gold “=” on them. I guess they could have been lieutenants in the Navy. :>}


18 posted on 04/04/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

The problem with boycotting Mozilla is that the other browsers are undoubtedly made by companies that are every bit as liberal and intolerant. Opera now uses Google Chrome as its base. Does anyone believe Google is conservative? Or MS?


19 posted on 04/04/2014 8:06:43 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: rktman

I just sent them an email with my intention to uninstall and move to Opera or Torch and why I am. I told them I hope they reap what they sow and good luck pandering to terrorists.

I hope that people are in tune enough to give them their anti-Chick-fil-A moment and drop them and let them know why.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Boomer One

I’m with you...plus no one ever talks much about the diseases that segment causes by their behavior...unless they want $$$ for an AIDS foundation etc.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 8:07:31 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: rktman

Another item on the do mot buy list.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 8:15:32 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: rktman

Rear Admirals


23 posted on 04/04/2014 8:24:05 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: rktman
I used to use Firefox as of yesterday. I just sent them an email that capitulating to fascism just cost them.
24 posted on 04/04/2014 8:55:00 AM PDT by celmak
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To: rktman

Happy to say that uninstalled Mozilla Foxfire today.


25 posted on 04/04/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I have been an Opera user since 2001.

I have never disliked Firefox until today. I will never use it but I never did.

Thanks Mozilla for giving me a reason to hate your guts.


26 posted on 04/04/2014 11:59:37 AM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: MAKOTHEDOG

I am the same way. I use both IE an Opera, and have never been a big FF fan.


27 posted on 04/04/2014 12:28:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bigg Red

Damned good idea! I’m getting rid of it.


28 posted on 04/04/2014 2:35:57 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: Red in Blue PA

Download Opera!

Did load it and just deleted it. It’s a piece of crap. I would
like to dump FireFox but it does what I want it to just
like I want it to.
That Opera is a total piece of crap, it does what it wants,
sticks you with crap you don’t want and you cant get rid
of things you don”t like.


29 posted on 04/04/2014 3:11:05 PM PDT by Slambat
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I just uninstalled Firefox. I’ll have nothing to do with these liberal fascists.


30 posted on 04/04/2014 3:13:47 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: donaldo

The Brownshirts are here. And well-named.


31 posted on 04/04/2014 3:15:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: rktman
Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay marriage

Incompetent headline alert!

Accurate headline:
Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay [support for traditional] marriage

32 posted on 04/04/2014 3:19:20 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: combat_boots
maybe it would be more appropriate to call them the Brownshorts?
33 posted on 04/04/2014 8:36:34 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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