Skip to comments.WHAT MOZILLA MEANS (ON BRENDAN EICH’S DEFENESTRATION)
Posted on 04/05/2014 2:17:49 AM PDT by markomalley
Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear.
No Catholics need apply.
Or Evangelical Christians.
Or Eastern Orthodox.
Or Orthodox Jews.
Unless, that is, you are the right kind of Catholic, Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox Christian, observant Jew, Mormon, or Muslim, namely, the kind who believes your religious or philosophical tradition is wrong about the nature of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the view now dominant among secular elites is correct. In that case, Mozilla will consider you morally worthy to work for them. Or maybe you can work for them even if you do happen to believe (or should I say believe) your faiths teachingso long as you keep your mouth shut about it: Dont ask, dont tell.
You are disqualified from employment, however, if you reveal your alleged bigotry and cause pain by stating your convictions. And you are certainly disqualified if you do anything to advance the historic understanding of marriage as a conjugal union in the public square. You see, thats what Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was discovered to have donehe made a contribution of $1000 to the successful effort to defend marriage in California in 2008. Like the majority of California voters, he thought it best for the state to retain its conjugal marriage law. Recently that historical fact came to light. And in less than a week Eich was gone.
You can bet its not just Mozilla. Now that the bullies have Eichs head as a trophy on their wall, they will put the heat on every other corporation and major employer. They will pressure them to refuse employment to those who decline to conform their views to the new orthodoxy. And you can also bet that it wont end with same-sex marriage. Next, it will be support for the pro-life cause that will be treated as moral turpitude in the same way that support for marriage is treated. Do you believe in protecting unborn babies from being slain in the womb? Why, then: You are a misogynist. You are a hater of women. You are a bigot. We cant have a person like you working for our company. And there will be other political and moral issues, too, that will be treated as litmus tests for eligibility for employment. The defenestration of Eich by people at Mozilla for dissenting from the new orthodoxy on marriage is just the beginning.
Catholics, Evangelicals, Orthodox Christians, Mormons, observant Jews, Muslims, and others had better stand together and face down the bullies, and they had better do it now, or else they will be resigning themselves and their families to a very unhappy status in this society. A very unhappy status indeed. When tactics of intimidation succeed, their success ensures that they will be used more and more often in more and more contexts to serve more and more causes. And standing up to intimidation will become more and more difficult. And more and more costly. And more and more dangerous.
And if nobody stands against it - it becomes defacto law. BTW, any comment from the GOPe?
“. . . Any comment from the GOPe?
According to the Speaker’s office the steaks were superb at the Capital Grille last night.
When I go to work, I go there to work, not to prosletize.
What it means is that FireFox has been deleted from my computer. Not that I used much anyway.
There’s a lot of community organizing going on right now.
“When I go to work, I go there to work, not to prosletize.”
And maybe don’t go supporting causes OUTSIDE of work like Eich went and did either.
I've been married for some time, but nobody told me we were supposed to conjugate in the public square.
What do you recommend to replace it.
This is how freedom is killed. Not with a bang, but with a whimper.
The Founding Fathers, every Pope, every Saint, every prior President, anyone who lived before 1960, Obama before a couple of years ago. I could go on. They were and are homophobe bigots who don’t deserve a job.
We're getting to be just like a lot of twentieth century dictatorships, only with a lot more technology and less snazzy uniforms.
Brendan went to work to work, not prosthetalize but it didn’t make any difference. He made a donation of his own money on his own time and it cost him his job.
You naughty kitten!