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

    I know the very act of posting on this thread doesn't exactly conform to my next statement but......

    Who cares? Not a story that deserves endless pages of debate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Another just interesting little notion that popped in my head over this....

    So we're saying that the private actions of an executive made public are reasonable targets for scorn, condemnation, and calls for removal from his professional office?
    Pretty much yeah. Like it or not, private businesses after a certain theshold of fame become cultural institutions with emotional buy in from the public at large. Mostly companies try to use their to their advantage to generate business, however this is where it is a double edged sword because as perceptions change, so could their profitability.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyO View Post
    There are laws against creating hostile workplaces.
    you are correct
    like everything else that has a basic legal definition and sometimes more clearly defined by company policies but proof is needed that those definitions were met.

    Is there any proof that there was a factual and legal hostile workplace?

    again so far i see zero issue with the actual info and facts we have
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I would have mixed feelings about this if he was fired or forced to resign. I believe that employees have a right to express their political (or any other) opinions outside of work and I support legislation to protect that right. I also have no problem with the boycott. On the other hand, his actions were materially harming the company and a CEO represents the company to the public much more than any other employee does. Ultimately, CEO's do not need or deserve the same protections for their off-work activities that most other employees should have.
    Why is legisaltion needed. If the right is there, then legisaltion is not needed. Legisation can not give rights.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    1.)Nobody is giving up a right.
    2.)Rather the rights are equal.
    3.) If you choose to get "married" in a church.. it's only a ceremonial thing.
    4.) Just as it is already in the US.
    5.) But you knew that right?
    1.) correct they wont be given up you want to take them away by force, no thanks
    2.) no they will factually be lesser
    3.) churches and religion have ZERO meaning to this discussion
    4.) yes religious marriage is that way
    5.) sure do, again let me know when you are ready to discuss the topic and defend your failed stance
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    So, for those keeping score at home: Corporations can not have a religious ideology that infringes on it's employees benefits, but we should applaud a corporations political ideology when it enforces that ideology through firing employees.
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyO View Post
    His actions, in 2008, was to be of the same opinion on the undesirability of same sex marriage as the man who would be elected president that year. That is it.

    I think the outrage here is based upon the complete intolerance of those who favor same sex marriage of toward those who have a contrary view.
    Obama opposed the proposition.

    And of course the outrage is about 'intolerance' of an opponent of SSM. But I am unclear why this is surprising or frankly objectionable. If the CEO of a chain of religious bookstores, or publisher of religious textbooks targeted at evangelical home schoolers was revealed to have contributed to "pro-abortion" groups, that would predictably generate a lot of outrage among that company's suppliers/customers/workforce. Any BOD would appropriately find a way to oust that CEO. Of course, because the CEO is the public face of the company, and it would be unacceptable for him to financially support causes that are an anathema to their corporate base.

    The easiest real life example of this on the right is when Guns & Ammo dumped a long time writer/columnist for publishing an article mildly supporting training for concealed carry and other long standing 'gun control' measures. The magazine's advertising and subscriber base erupted in anger, and he was tossed overboard a few days later. I might have missed it, but I didn't see any conservatives whining about the fired writer's rights being violated or scolding Guns & Ammo for not accepting diversity of opinions about gun control on their editorial staff....

    Mozilla's workforce, customer base, and business partners are (apparently) strongly in favor of SSM and equal rights for homosexuals. Why is it surprising that a CEO who doesn't share their view, and financially supports efforts that undermines SSM and equal rights for homosexuals, faces vocal opposition from them, or that the BOD arranges from his ouster?
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Mozilla is now gone from my computer. Yes I use other browsers such as IE, NEVER will use Google and I sure as hell don't use their search engine, AND I know they support "equal rights" but they don't go firing their employees for their personal political views. Mozilla did, and now they are gone. Oh I know they technically didn't fire him, but we all know what happened.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hicup View Post
    mozilla is now gone from my computer. Yes i use other browsers such as ie, never will use google and i sure as hell don't use their search engine, and i know they support "equal rights" but they don't go firing their employees for their personal political views. Mozilla did, and now they are gone. Oh i know they technically didn't fire him, but we all know what happened.

    Tim-
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    rofl.

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