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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    That's funny, "radically"? Sorry but it is allowing two people of the same sex to marry, nothing "radical" about it.
    Actually two men marrying each other, or two women, is quite 'radical' and very uncommon throughout the world. That it is occurring more frequently in some western nations doesn't make the practice any less radical.

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well thank you for demonstrating the standard left wing approach to this debate: When you are faced with someone who disagrees, instead of attempting to reason with them and convince them of your side, go for the ad hominem. well done
    Mark Steyn has an interesting take one this. ~


    THE CONFORMISM OF COOL: As an example of the groupthink of the cutting edge of new media, consider an exception that proves the rule:

    Mozilla CEO Resists Calls to Resign Amid Furor Over Anti-Gay Marriage Donation

    The "anti-gay marriage donation" was $1,000 that Brendan Eich gave to California's Proposition 8, which in November 2008 was approved by the same electorate that voted for President Obama and which banned same-sex marriage in the state - until the Supreme Court ruled that the voice of the people on this matter was "unconstitutional". A five-year-old one-grand donation to a losing cause is apparently enough to render Mr Eich unfit for office at an American technology company. Because what matters in this brave new world is that everybody think alike - or at least pretend to. Invited to eat gay crow, Mozilla's CEO is for the moment holding his own:

    In a blog post last week, Eich expressed "sorrow at having caused pain" but stopped short of saying his beliefs on gay marriage have changed... Eich says it remains to be seen whether pressure from the community forces his ouster. But given another chance to offer support of gay marriage, he wouldn't take it. Asked whether he would support Prop. 8 today, Eich responded, "I hadn't thought about that. It seems that's a dead issue. I don't want to answer hypotheticals."

    I would doubt Mr Eich's views have changed. He appears to hold the same definition of marriage that 99.99 per cent of the civilized world held until the day before yesterday, and which even today half of America still quaintly believes in. But the author of this piece, "senior reporter" Casey Newton, seems to think it entirely normal that in order to keep his job a man should be bullied into a false public recantation of his personal beliefs. Mr Newton's publication covers all the cool stuff - "the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture" - but the assumptions underpinning the story are as thuggish and totalitarian as any state commissar prescribing re-education camp for ideological deviancy. And nobody young and hip seems to find that in the least bit weird.

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Wrong in one very important detail(and a couple small ones I will let slide): the controversy was not over his beliefs, but over his actions. This is a large, unsubtle, important distinction.
    So if someone was fired over donating money to Obama's campaign, you'd be fine with that?
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So if someone was fired over donating money to Obama's campaign, you'd be fine with that?
    Voting for obama and donating in a effort to deny rights are not synonymous. Not all actions are equal.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You must admit, if he had not taken that action, he would still be employed, no matter what his beliefs are. No thought police.
    So if he's simply said that he supports the traditional definition of marriage, there would have been no pressure for him to step down? Is it really good public policy to say that donating your own private money to campaigns and charities others my disagree with is a good reason to fire somebody? You don't see how that could be misused?
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Voting for obama and donating in a effort to deny rights are not synonymous. Not all actions are equal.
    I see, only the actions you agree with should be protected. Convenient. I've donated to pro-life groups before, should I be fired over that? If my boss is pro-life and an employee donates to an abortion advocacy group, I assume you'd be fine if the employee was fired over that.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm typing this on Google chrome right now and have both browsers installed...

    My views are that I'm pro SSM. I'm just against the hackery and bigotry/hate that constantly comes from the pro-SSM side directed at those that support traditional marriage though.

    Thanks for the judgement though.
    I'm also not opposed to SSM, but some of the pro SSM crowd makes it difficult sometime to be on their "side".
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Google's a great company:
    It definitely the best web browser, IMO.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So if someone was fired over donating money to Obama's campaign, you'd be fine with that?
    It was my understanding he was not fired. Am I wrong in that?
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I see, only the actions you agree with should be protected. Convenient. I've donated to pro-life groups before, should I be fired over that? If my boss is pro-life and an employee donates to an abortion advocacy group, I assume you'd be fine if the employee was fired over that.
    Well, yeah one day i want marry the one I love - so I do believe my right to do so should be protected.

    No one was fired, he was asked to step down since the ceo is the pinnacle of image for a company. Morzilla is pro gay rights and eich, apparently, is not. That's a conflict.

    If in your hypothetical the boss's establishment caters to a consumer base that is primarily pro life and, after the employee is promoted to head manager, it is revealed to the public that he donates to a pro abortion advocacy group, then of course I could understand ultimately agree with that boss's action to prptect his business's image. This would obviously mean not having a manager who is pro choice working such a high position in a pro life endorsing business

    The boss could obviously not fire the employee. That is against the law.
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    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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