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  • The New Torquemadas: CEO Brendan Eich Would not recant his heresy, The New Torquemadas

    04/05/2014 8:52:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2014 | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    One could be forgiven for throwing one’s hands up in despair at the sheer audacity of it all. A fortnight ago, as the federal government took to the courts to defend a rule that deliberately burdens the consciences of America’s more religiously devout entrepreneurs, the professional Left adopted the position that companies do not have consciences, griped that a harsh separation of the public and the private spheres was a recipe for the suffering of unpopular or put-upon individuals, and insisted that any links between the activities of an employee and the deeply held beliefs of his boss should be...
  • NY Times: Mozilla CEO's 'Anti-Gay' Stance 'By Definition Disqualifying,' He Needed 'Rehabilitation'

    04/05/2014 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies
    NY Times: Mozilla CEO's 'Anti-Gay' Stance 'By Definition Disqualifying,' He Needed 'Rehabilitation' By Tim Graham Created 04/05/2014 - 6:59pm Our web guru Steve Edwards passed along a tweet from Moe Lane that said "New York Times confirms: Open Source advocacy is for liberals/progressives only. " Lane linked to an obnoxious blog post by Farhad Manjoo in The New York Times titled “Why Mozilla’s Chief Had to Resign.” You see, “Mozilla is not a normal company. It is an activist organization.” And activists apparently find it very distasteful to be less than “militantly tolerant,” as Manjoo put it: Is this an...
  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Why are they called 'homofascists'? Here's why...

    04/05/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | 4-5-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Many Christians have been warning for years that the radical homosexual activist lobby is made up of Christian-hating fascists who are in rebellion against both God and nature, who are hell-bent on criminalizing Christianity and pushing to the fringes anyone who publicly acknowledges natural human sexuality and the age-old, immutable institution of legitimate marriage as created by God. Sadly, many people, even many Christians, think that I and others are using hyperbole when we refer to this sexual anarchist "LGBT" movement as "homofascist" or the "Gaystapo." I hope you'll think again. It's time to wake up and smell the impending...
  • Conservative activist launches boycott of Firefox browser

    04/05/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 141 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    Ben Shapiro of the website TruthRevolt isn't taking the actions of gay activists who forced CEO Brenden Eich out of his CEO position at Mozilla lying down. In fact, Shapiro has called for a boycott of Mozilla's Firefox browser as a way for conservatives to show their displeasure with the outrageous intolerance demonstrated by gay activistis.Washington Times: Conservative activist Ben Shapiro is leading up an online charge of fellow political compadres to boycott the browser Firefox — an outraged response to the Mozilla chief’s departure from his CEO role due to gay rights’ protests. Former CEO Brendan Eich, who’s been...
  • Free for Me, Not for Thee: Free Speech “Evolves” to Pro-Choice

    04/05/2014 8:52:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-5-2014 | MOTUS
    I see the tolerant left has banned the “Honor Diaries” from being shown on college campuses. Odd, isn’t it? They would go to the mat to defend Hollywood’s “freedom of speech” right to depict the same sort of heinous crimes – child rape, mutilation, torture, death – that is portrayed in this film. Apparently the normally tolerant campus sensibilities were stretched beyond even their extremely high watermark when such behavior is credited to the religion of peace. And if it’s intolerable to the Council on American–Islam Relations (CAIR) sensibilities, that’s good enough for us: Although Honor Diaries has been widely...
  • Mozilla: Mounting The Heads Of Conservatives On Their Walls

    04/05/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 4, 2014 | ELISE HILTON
    Mitchell Baker, executive chair of Mozilla, announced on the company’s blog that Brendan Eich, former Mozilla CEO has stepped down “for Mozilla and our community.” His sin: contributing $1000 in 2008 in support of California’s Prop 8, which upheld traditional marriage.Now, Mozilla is a company that takes great pride in their – ahem – tolerance and open-mindedness. Really. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.Our organizational culture reflects diversity...
  • Why can Mozilla have corporate convictions but not Hobby Lobby?

    04/05/2014 4:49:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 30 replies
    Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission ^ | APR 4, 2014 | PHILLIP BETHANCOURT
    This week a well known company whose products I have used for years made national headlines. Why? They made a controversial decision based on their closely held corporate convictions in response to a national outcry. They were criticized by those on the other side who claimed that their expression of their organizational beliefs would violate the freedom of their employees and cause them harm. No, I am not talking about Hobby Lobby. I am talking about Mozilla. Yesterday, newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich resigned amidst an online furor that erupted because he donated $1,000 to support California's Proposition 8...
  • Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

    04/05/2014 3:03:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2014 8:23 PM EDT | Martha Mendoza
    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...
  • WHAT MOZILLA MEANS (ON BRENDAN EICH’S DEFENESTRATION)

    04/05/2014 2:17:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/4/2014 | Robert P. George
    Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear.No Catholics need apply.Or Evangelical Christians.Or Eastern Orthodox.Or Orthodox Jews.Or Mormons.Or Muslims.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...
  • Uh oh: 60% of Intel employees who donated in Prop 8 debate supported banning gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2014 | AllahPundit
    Using the LA Times’s trusty blacklist database, Nate Silver ran the numbers on donations from people who work at Fortune 500 Silicon Valley companies and discovered that a majority of every company’s employees donated towards defeating the ban. Every company, that is, except one.I want you to go grab some pliers, crack open your computer console, and join me in tearing the processor right out of that sucker. Political correctness begins on your own desktop, my friends. The Los Angeles Times maintains a database of contributions for and against Proposition 8. The database includes the names of a donor’s employer,...
  • Mozilla Chief Learns, if You Don’t Support Gay Marriage, You Don’t Deserve a Job

    04/04/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    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...
  • How does Mozilla make their money?

    04/04/2014 8:12:08 PM PDT · by fwdude · 38 replies
    4/4/14 | fwdude
    Just wanted to get up to speed on how these outfits operate, from people in the know. Banners? Clicks? What?
  • What the Defenestration of Brendan Eich Portends

    04/04/2014 6:11:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Mirror of Justice ^ | 4/3/14 | Robert George
    Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear. No Catholics need apply. Or Evangelical Christians. Or Eastern Orthodox. Or Orthodox Jews. Or Mormons. Or Muslims. 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...
  • Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

    04/04/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 99 replies
    cna ^ | April 4, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Brendan Eich, former head of Mozilla. Credit: Mozilla Foundation via wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Mountain View, Calif., Apr 4, 2014 / 08:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.   Andrew Sullivan – founding editor of political blog “The Dish” and writer of the first national cover-story in favor of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in 1989 – strongly criticized Eich's resignation in a April 3 post. “Will he now be forced to walk through the...
  • Mozilla set a new company record today for online customer dissatisfaction

    04/04/2014 2:47:49 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 57 replies
    If Mozilla was hoping to avoid controversy by edging out former CEO Brendan Eich, the company has most certainly failed. The graph below comes from the feedback page on their site. This chart goes back to when the comment system was adopted, and the highest number of "sad" comments is today, by a factor of about two. The second highest number came yesterday. [Chart at link] For a flavor of the complaints, click through or just have a look: [Image at link]
  • Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/4/2014 | Douglas Lang
    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...
  • Corrosive Conformity [Mozilla]

    04/04/2014 6:57:18 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | April 4, 2014 | The Editors
    In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich both were against gay marriage. Senator Obama averred his support for the one-man/one-woman view of marriage, while Mr. Eich, a cofounder of the Mozilla web-browser company, donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8 — a California ballot initiative that had the effect of making Senator Obama’s avowed marriage policy the law in California, at least until a federal court overturned it on the theory that California’s constitution is unconstitutional. Barack Obama inexplicably remains, as of this writing, president of the United States of America, but Mr. Eich has just been forced out as CEO...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Mozilla Resignation - (quite good)

    04/04/2014 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    Listening to Limbaugh | 4/4/14 | (just listening to Rush)
    Listening to Limbaugh at the moment, and I have got to hand it to Rush. He is going off on the left, for what happened to the former Mozille chief. Way to go Rush. Well said.
  • LGBT Witch Hunt Takes Down Mozilla CEO: Fascism or Free Speech? (PODCAST)

    04/04/2014 9:36:39 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 36 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/4/13 | Austin Petersen
    Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was pressured to step down after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 ballot measure against gay marriage. In a story twist, it was revealed that the Internal Revenue Service was responsible for a leak in which they turned over the donor records of the campaign to a gay rights group. Follow TLR on Google+ The controversy heated up when dating website OKCupid asked users not to access their site using the browser as an act of protest, which initiated a firestorm that resulted in Eich’s resignation. Curiously enough, Eich presided over...