Skip to comments.OKCupid CEO donated to anti-gay marriage candidate (Why not fire him too?)
Posted on 04/08/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Mozilla's Brendan Eich was forced to resign for his support of Prop 8 in California in 2008.The online dating site OKCupid was a catalyst for getting him fired, urging its members and customers not to use Firefox because of Eich's position on gay marraige.
But it turns out that OKCupid's CEO, Sam Yagan, donated to Utah Rep. Chris Cannon's campaign. Cannon cast several votes in Congress against gay marriage and gay rights.
OkCupid's co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions.
He's also voted for numerous anti-choice measures, earning a 0 percent rating from NARAL Pro Choice America. Among other measures, Cannon voted for laws prohibiting government from denying funds to medical facilities that withhold abortion information, stopping minors from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion, and banning family planning funding in US aid abroad. Cannon also earned a 7 percent rating from the ACLU for his poor civil rights voting record: He voted to amend FISA to allow warrant-less electronic surveillance, to allow NSA intelligence gathering without civil oversight, and to reauthorize the PATRIOT act.
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He must have done some mighty knee scraping “repentance.”
Sounds like a little crow is on the menu.......................
The end result being, of course, that nobody in business will want to give money to any Republican. Be really careful about the circular firing squad you are putting together.
So our side gets fired from tech companies for believing in traditional marriage? Sell ALL stocks in Tech’s...send a message.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Sir Bedevere: What makes you think she's a witch?
Peasant 3: Well, she turned me into a newt!
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Peasant 3: [meekly after a long pause] ... I got better.
Crowd: [shouts] Burn her anyway!
Obviously that dating site just did their stunt for press and other attention.
I have a feeling Mozilla and OKCupid are regretting their actions in this whole miserable episode.
Of course we'll never know, the MSM already having printed the headlines they wanted.
The article points out that it HAS been awhile (10 years) but he gave to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2007 and 2008 and Obama was quite clear about being against same sex marriage (didn’t he say “I can’t go there” or something?).