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Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues
Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2014 8:23 PM EDT | Martha Mendoza

Posted on 04/05/2014 3:03:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation. […]

“There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.”

But Eich’s abrupt departure has stirred the debate over the fairness of forcing out a highly-qualified technology executive over his personal views and a single campaign contribution six years ago. And it raises questions about how far corporate leaders are allowed to go in expressing their political views.

Some are also questioning whether the episode undercuts the well-groomed image of Silicon Valley as a marketplace of ideas and diversity of thought, and whether, in this case, the tech world surrendered to political correctness enforced through a public shaming on social media. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; california; fascism; fascisthomo; freespeech; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; lofan; mozilla; nazi; prop8; siliconvalley

1 posted on 04/05/2014 3:03:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

When will companies require all new employees to state their position on gay marriage, and not hire those who are against it? (Or insufficiently in favor of it)


2 posted on 04/05/2014 3:11:35 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

I think most Freepers are delusional about what’s going on.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 3:16:14 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

Boycott Mozilla needs to become a movement. Leftist militancy needs to be met with equal resolve from the Right. Mozilla is only the current battleground, but the culture war is everywhere and unless we up our game dramatically, we will lose the country.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 3:17:29 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Loads of people have taken to Mozilla’s site, using the happy or sad face to show their position and then commenting. 99.5% of what I saw were negative. Check it out, if you haven’t. It’s pretty interesting. Most had comments saying they were removing Firefox from their computers and many had comments about being fed up due to free speech being protected only as long as it comes from the LGBT community.

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback


5 posted on 04/05/2014 3:23:20 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Olog-hai

Whether it is the gay rights mafia or Reid railing on the floor of the Senate denigrating the Koch Brothers, it is nothing more than raw fascism at its ugliest on display. Liberals are constantly promoting class warfare on every level and subject.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 3:27:35 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Olog-hai
History repeats itself:

The gatherings of the Sturmabteilung were often homosexual orgies. The evil that began there had consequences. We are living in a world today where the President of the US is a homosexual who has openly and radically transformed the nation.

7 posted on 04/05/2014 3:46:03 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: nickcarraway

actually the civil rights act of 1965 forbids such discrimination against someone or against refusing to hire someone because of their religious beliefs.

No one seems to think it pertains to an executive however, especially since he “resigned”.


8 posted on 04/05/2014 3:55:33 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Olog-hai

We have lost “freedom of speech” and now the target is “freedom of thought.”


9 posted on 04/05/2014 4:02:03 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Olog-hai

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation. […]

Smug self satisfaction with ones innate moral perfection isn’t ‘openess’.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 4:05:25 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Olog-hai

Made worse because Eich’s donation was made back in 2008, long before there was any hint of his being elevated to CEO. Further, the info was only public because the IRS illegally leaked the National Organization of Marriage’s donor list (from their tax filings, and not required to be public, certainly not without their consent).

On top of that, Prop 8, the cause Eich intended his donation to support through NOM, was passed by a wide margin and was also (prior to 2012 anyway) wholeheartedly supported by Obama (as he noted in his 2008 campaign).

So not only is Eich’s dismissal persecution of the first water, it’s ex post facto since the position he took was “okay” with the left at the time.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 4:05:38 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Olog-hai
“There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.”

Liar.

12 posted on 04/05/2014 4:06:01 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Olog-hai

Another victim slaughtered on the altar of political correctness.

PC wins, as always.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Olog-hai

Just where did anyone think this was going to lead to? You have these “INTOLLERANT” GAY, or better yet, SODOMITES, making the rules for all of us, and we stood by and did nothing about it. If you think this is bad, just wait a few more days, when these people really make the rules for everybody and how every body should behave. When are we, as a people, call their bluff and tell all of them to “PISS OFF”? The “GAY” population in this country is about 4% to 5%. And they are making the rules for the other 95%? Is this like the “TAIL” wagging the “DOG”?


14 posted on 04/05/2014 4:26:50 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: Olog-hai
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15 posted on 04/05/2014 4:29:24 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Olog-hai
“There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.”

But that's exactly what you did. And then gloated about it.

What are you going to do about it now?
16 posted on 04/05/2014 4:37:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: jtal
Liar?

You much too nice.

Sam Yagun is lying sack of manure. His / company spokesthing according to the New Yorker exact words few days ago was . . .

"Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."

And thats when he/they knew things were going south

17 posted on 04/05/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Olog-hai

Politicians get to mess up as much as they like and $hit on the people like nobody’s business without fearing any reprisal, but heaven forbid a CEO offering a valuable service speak his mind on a single issue.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 4:43:08 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Olog-hai

Americans seem to be becoming as intolerant as Mohammedans. LOL


19 posted on 04/05/2014 4:50:26 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is the corruption of America - economic, criminal, judicial, political, sexual, and more)
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To: Olog-hai

Sam Yagun MUST be the next to go.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 4:58:07 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Olog-hai
“There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.”

And this statement is the moment you lost all credibility.....

21 posted on 04/05/2014 5:00:55 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
What about 0 and Biden? Both of those morons are on record as opposing gay marriage during the 2008 primary campaign.

I know that they've "evolved" since then but from what I've seen in this instance, it shouldn't make any difference.

They WERE opposed so It looks like they need to go.

0 and Biden need to resign..NOW!

22 posted on 04/05/2014 5:10:53 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: LadyDoc

I’ll bet that ‘resigned’ means that they paid him to go away.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 5:13:23 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a shame that AP didn’t use the phrase “a pro traditional marriage” instead of “an anti-gay marriage” in the lead sentence. An unbiased news source would have done so.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 5:16:11 AM PDT by McGuyver (Happiness is failing the GSR Test)
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To: gingerbread
The “GAY” population in this country is about 4% to 5%.

According to Gallup, it's 3.5%. But that includes bisexuals and "transgenders" as well.

25 posted on 04/05/2014 5:22:37 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: Little Pig

My thought too - it passed by a wide margin....wtf


26 posted on 04/05/2014 5:56:33 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: jtal

I share your view also. That is exactly what he was trying to do. So why doesn’t he exclude everyone who voted in 2008 too and take his pie in the sky litmus test and go out of business?


27 posted on 04/05/2014 5:57:51 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Olog-hai
Celebrate Diversity - Support The Homo Mafia


28 posted on 04/05/2014 6:02:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: gingerbread

I doubt its close to 4% - although with Hollywood constantly marketing it, it is probably rising swiftly. When I went to school they actively taught us the ridiculousness of the Mozilla dust-up - remember this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm
and this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_...
These lefty nuts shall one day reap what they’ve sewn....


29 posted on 04/05/2014 6:02:56 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: jtal

I hope everyone who has an account with them drops them.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 6:18:22 AM PDT by pas
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To: cincinnati65

He is trying to walk back his statements. Afraid he will lose many accounts.


31 posted on 04/05/2014 6:19:36 AM PDT by pas
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To: Olog-hai

“There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.”

B as in B, S as in S. And I think it was James Taranto that said that this POS had contributed to two politicians that were against same sex marriage, including one Barack Obama.

This whole thing just makes me spitting mad.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 6:29:52 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: skimbell

Also, O said in his “evolution” statement that people of good will can disagree on the matter. So much for that, but of course he always was a lying POS.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 6:31:11 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Olog-hai
Be sure that if they can force someone out for expressing traditional religious views, they can do it for economic views as well - "I believe in traditional capitalism".

"Bigot! Hater! Repressor of the poor!"

34 posted on 04/05/2014 6:55:36 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, look, the ASS PRESS finally discovered a story about the Gaystapo.


35 posted on 04/05/2014 6:59:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cincinnati65
“I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.”

Interesting statement.

Who's bone is in your body right now?

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 04/05/2014 7:00:36 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.okcupid.com/feedback

I’ve stopped using Mozilla as they allowed themselves to be bullied by this crew, but OkCupid (and others) are the ringleaders of intolerance in this case. Worth letting them know.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT by rayvd
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To: major-pelham

You may be right about that. There will be a backlash, and when it does, these people will be the first to taste what they have brought upon themselves. You think what they are doing in Uganda and Russia is tough on these people, you just wait until they piss off the US population.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 7:57:16 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: nickcarraway
Were this to occur, couldn't employees have a case in a court of law?

I understand that companies have rules set in place in order that the people they pay get the job done correctly. Is there a point though where the rules go beyond reason, where rules don't have anything to do with churning out the product or service?

I would think that a company dumb enough to insist on knowing an employee's personal opinions beliefs, religion and political bent and demand that they say an oath would be an infringement on privacy.

Course I know where I work, the diversity and tolerance messages and meetings are rampant. I'm sure 75% of it is to protect the company from lawsuits and negativity.

39 posted on 04/05/2014 8:42:39 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: Little Pig

It’s even more absurd when people got outraged and cited the writer of the Ender’s Game novel that he wrote in 2005. It’s worse than religion, which at least can forgive what you did in the past, say, five or so years ago.


40 posted on 04/05/2014 11:46:01 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SkyPilot

What’s even more interesting is how thorough the Nazis were in their hatred. If you ever were Jewish in your life, or ifyou simply had Jewish parents, you were Jewish to the Nazis. I look at recent events, and see the retroactive convictions that the lavender mafia likes to throw out, and you’re guilty unless you revile anyone in your religion. And/or your family. It’s really disturbing.


41 posted on 04/05/2014 11:50:45 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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Mozilla Firefox Unit Tests

Reclaim memory Okay
Socket term negotiation Okay
Script hang detection Okay
Expired cert detection Okay
Supports Free Speech Failed

42 posted on 04/05/2014 12:09:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Morpheus2009; ExTexasRedhead
Absolutely. A leopard does not change its spots.

"Can an Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil."

Jeremiah 13:23

When I was a boy, I watched "The World at War" on network television with my parents. My father was an adolescent during WW II, and had grown up in its shadow. I asked him, "Dad, didn't the people of that time all KNOW that the Nazis were that evil? Didn't the Germans KNOW that they were doing wrong?"

He looked at me and said, "Not really, not everyone. It wasn't until 1941 that the country was against the Germans after they declared war on us, and even then many Americans didn't even think we should be fighting them. Many Americans had German relatives. It was the Japanese everyone saw as the enemy that attacked us. It wasn't until the end of the war that we knew about the death camps over there." (my father was half German)

I could not believe my ears. How could people not know?

Charles Lindbergh was cheered by tens of thousands as he preached the isolationist philosophy that was so popular in its day - even though Americans knew FULL well about the night of the broken glass, burned Jewish synagogues, and persecution of Poles, Jews, and political dissidents. Evil marches on.

Today, we have the Barack Obamas, John Kerrys, and Chuck Hagels. They HATE Israel and the Jews. Their past statements and actions speak volumes towards this.

But they are not labeled as evil by the world. In fact, they are celebrated.

I could not believe the answer.

43 posted on 04/05/2014 12:21:04 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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