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Mozilla Chief Learns, if You Donít Support Gay Marriage, You Donít Deserve a Job
Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 04/04/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As we enter this golden age of tolerance and diversity, the nation’s gay rights community is sending a warning message to Americans: If you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job.

Apparently, Brendan Eich did not get that message. He’s the former chief executive officer at Mozilla, the technology group that gave us the Firefox Web browser.

Eich resigned under a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed he had donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that protected traditional marriage.
It’s unclear who outed Eich. But that really doesn’t matter. Once his donation was revealed, supporters of gay marriage launched all-out war.

The Wall Street Journal reported that OKCupid, the popular online dating website, asked its followers to stop using Firefox. The wireless company Credo Mobile gathered more than 50,000 signatures on a petition calling for Eich to resign.

OKCupid posted a letter denouncing the Mozilla CEO, The New York Times reported.

“Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame and frustration are our enemies and we wish them nothing but failure,” the letter stated.

Why not demand that those who oppose gay marriage relinquish the right to own property? Why not take away their right to vote? Why not take away their children? Why not just throw them in jail? Why not force them to work in chain gangs? Why not call for public floggings? Or better yet, let’s just strap them down on gurneys, stick a needle in their arm and rid the world of these intolerant anti-gay bigots once and for all.

Eich won’t say he was forced to resign, but based on the company’s press release, it’s safe to say his days were numbered.

“Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker wrote in a statement.

“We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.”

She went on to opine about freedom of speech and equality. In her estimation, one trumps the other.

“Equality is necessary for meaningful speech,” she wrote. “And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.”

No, not really, Ms. Baker. Our Founding Fathers sort of worked that out in the Bill of Rights.

I write about this very issue in my upcoming book, “God Less America.” There are pages and pages filled with stories of workers and business owners who’ve either lost their jobs or faced public floggings for their support of traditional marriage.

The left does not believe people who oppose gay marriage should be allowed to engage in the democratic process. And they have a proven track record of intimidating and bullying those who do.

Just ask Angela McCaskill, the chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University. She was suspended after she signed a petition in her church to put a gay marriage referendum on the ballot in Maryland.

Just ask Scott Eckern, the former artistic director of California Musical Theatre. He resigned under pressure after he gave money to support Prop 8. As one activist told The New York Times, “I do believe there comes a time when you cannot sit back and accept what I think is the most dangerous form of bigotry.”

Just ask our nation’s top military officials. They were called into President Obama’s office and told that if they could not support “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” they should resign their commissions.

“We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked at all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do,’” said Coast Guard Adm. Robert Papp in remarks reported by Buzzfeed.

The road to political correctness is littered with the bodies of folks like Brendan Eich sideswiped by the tolerance and diversity bus.

I trust there are rational and reasonable individuals within the gay rights community who understand the dangers of stifling free speech and expression. But the voices that are winning the day are those who believe gay rights trump everyone else’s rights.

I know this may sound old-fashioned, but gainful employment should not be determined by where you put your reproductive organs.

Tolerance is a b*tch, ain’t it?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; brendaneich; california; eich; firefox; gayrights; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; lgbt; mozilla; prop8
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1 posted on 04/04/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


2 posted on 04/04/2014 8:15:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
You Don’t Deserve a Job to live.

Wait and see.

3 posted on 04/04/2014 8:18:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The moral of the story is, never piss off the HomoNazis. They’ve got the “powah” now!


4 posted on 04/04/2014 8:18:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We are human beings. The debate, ANY DEBATE, is NEVER OVER!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Why not demand that those who oppose gay marriage relinquish the right to own property? Why not take away their right to vote? Why not take away their children? Why not just throw them in jail? Why not force them to work in chain gangs? Why not call for public floggings? Or better yet, let’s just strap them down on gurneys, stick a needle in their arm and rid the world of these intolerant anti-gay bigots once and for all.

oh don't worry, they're working on it!

5 posted on 04/04/2014 8:18:39 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Orange Kristallnacht. Who will they come for next?


6 posted on 04/04/2014 8:19:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have so many threads on this open right now, but am at work and can’t keep up.
Was there somewhere saying that the non-militant LGBT folks were angry over this witch hunt by the militant wing?
Also, did the disaproval rating on Mozilla’s site actually jump from 60% to 93% in these last few hours?


7 posted on 04/04/2014 8:20:05 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Can the guy turn around and sue the homo groups? It’s probably the only language they will understand.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 8:23:05 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If you deleted/uninstalled firefox today...I would suggest komodo dragon..(open source just like chrome) or Komodo Ice dragon (open sourse just like firefox)


9 posted on 04/04/2014 8:24:54 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Makes you wonder who will defeat democracy first ... Islamist, homosexuals, or socialists ... the race is on.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 8:26:21 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I remember reading about conditions in the Soviet Union during the cold war. One of my coworkers escaped the Soviet Union after he was severely beaten for the content of articles he wrote for his high school newspaper. I used to wonder how a government could hold such power over the people, but now I am beginning to realize, it is the people that exercise that power over their neighbors. The government is simply the recipient of the fascist nature of a certain segment of society.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 8:30:04 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

““Equality is necessary for meaningful speech,” she wrote. “And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.””

What a gutless corporate weasel.

As for the lesson here...perhaps it’s time to figure out a way to take a page from the 2008 Obama campaign and utilize small, anonymous online donations (which were probably laundered Soros donations in Obama’s case, but that’s another topic for another time) whenever possible to thwart the PC police.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 8:32:06 PM PDT by DemforBush (The scourge of mariachis and polka bands everywhere.)
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To: doc1019

Islamist, homosexuals, or socialists....that is a pretty degenerate and immoral group. Maye the tables should be turned where the next 150 million exterminated should be “them” and not business people and farmers.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 8:34:08 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These Nazi’s backed down from Chick-fil-a, Hobby Lobby and Duck Dynasty. They can be made to back down from Mozilla.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 8:36:30 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Anyone know of a conservative web browser?


15 posted on 04/04/2014 8:39:36 PM PDT by celmak
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To: doc1019

Aren’t we currently being ruled by an Islamic homosexual socialist?

Or am I wrong?


16 posted on 04/04/2014 8:40:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: doc1019

Honestly, there are many days I wonder why did we ever bother fighting al-Qaeda scumbags, when we have homegrown homo-fascists and their leftist enablers already busily destroying America from the inside, turning the country into such an ugly, deviant sewer.

The transformation of America into this depraved and fascist Homo-America makes 9/11 look almost like a minor flesh-wound in comparison.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 8:43:22 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

GREAT POINT!!

And I doubt you are wrong.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 8:44:15 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The perverts are in charge.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 8:44:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The problem is not the homo-Nazis, the problem is guys like him bending over for them. Why did he resign? Why didn’t he tell them to go F themselves? What are they going to do? Pinch you on the bottom? Wrist slap you? The point being what if it was NAMBLA protesting? Would he resign? He gave up his belief to appease and now he made himself look like he supports sodomy.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 8:45:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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