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

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Hmmm.

    Actually, it's not quite like that.

    Again, what I see has happened in this case is the thought police have successfully destroyed a man's career because he didn't fit the agenda they developed after the fact.

    Personally I find that ridiculous, and extremely dangerous. However, that is the environment we currently live in.
    Freedom of the market apparently only counts when you agree with it.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    People have lost their jobs throughout the entire history of the US for having opinions outside of some group's mainstream. This is nothing new. It is simple human nature to police thought within the community and really has been for most of history a useful survival mechanism part of a greater group of similar mechanisms that we happen to call morality. Also, this is something every group does and the pendulum simply swings back and forth over the years. There are times where conservatives are more likely to do it (the 60s, mccarthyism) and times when liberals are more likely to do it.

    But yes, it is like that. People have the right to free speech and association, largely to whatever ends an individual sees fit. If an individual or group of individuals sees fit to use that right to encourage their chosen culture and defend against those who run the risk of infringing on their culture, that is normal human behavior that we simply try to idealize ourselves away from (and almost always unsuccessfully if you look throughout history).
    I certainly understand what you've written. I'm writing only of this instance. Proposition 8 was passed by the majority of voters in California. It was a popular and well debated issue.

    In response to the majority of voters approving the Proposition, the LGBT activists obtained donation records, and sought to destroy any business or individual who supported the legislation. Such actions should be offensive to any rational thinking person.

    Now, years later, the very same people who champion individual rights and freedoms have demonstrated the shallow nature of their ideals and ideology.

    They should be viewed in this light, and remembered for this going forward.

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

    What? This was for a contribution he made six years ago? When he stood shoulder to shoulder with the beliefs of Barack Obama?
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I certainly understand what you've written. I'm writing only of this instance. Proposition 8 was passed by the majority of voters in California. It was a popular and well debated issue.

    In response to the majority of voters approving the Proposition, the LGBT activists obtained donation records, and sought to destroy any business or individual who supported the legislation. Such actions should be offensive to any rational thinking person.

    Now, years later, the very same people who champion individual rights and freedoms have demonstrated the shallow nature of their ideals and ideology.

    They should be viewed in this light, and remembered for this going forward.
    This also had happened throughout history. Do you think any major societal change was without this sort of stuff? this is tame compared to what happened during the protestant revolution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    After the fact? You're being obtuse.
    Not at all. The policy of destroying anyone who opposed their view was not adopted until after they lost. Using donation lists and circulating them among radicals who then staged events designed to destroy businesses is definitely after the fact.

    Suggesting otherwise is where obtuse accurately fits

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    What? This was for a contribution he made six years ago? When he stood shoulder to shoulder with the beliefs of Barack Obama?
    In an interview recently he was asked if he would do it again, and dodged the question.

    It's generally bad business to align yourself against marriage equality these days.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    What? This was for a contribution he made six years ago? When he stood shoulder to shoulder with the beliefs of Barack Obama?
    It doesn't matter the activist are extreme. they will destroy any business or person that doesn't agree with them.
    what is worse is they are using the court to do it and even worse than that is the court is upholding what they are doing.

    this guy should not have been forced out. He has a right to donate to whatever cause he wants to with his personal money. just as they are free to do the same.
    i think these people need to go back and read our constitution more so the 1st amendment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    It doesn't matter the activist are extreme. they will destroy any business or person that doesn't agree with them.
    That's right. Bow down.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In an interview recently he was asked if he would do it again, and dodged the question.

    It's generally bad business to align yourself against marriage equality these days.
    yet people have a right in this country to do so. we do not live in a communist country or a dictatorship. we live in a country where everyone is able to express themselves as they see fit. they should not be terrorized for it.

    if you approve of this type of behavior then shame on you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    It doesn't matter the activist are extreme. they will destroy any business or person that doesn't agree with them.
    what is worse is they are using the court to do it and even worse than that is the court is upholding what they are doing.

    this guy should not have been forced out. He has a right to donate to whatever cause he wants to with his personal money. just as they are free to do the same.
    i think these people need to go back and read our constitution more so the 1st amendment.
    He wasn't forced out by a court, and I think you need to go back and read the 1st amendment.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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