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

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Forcing someone to resign is a bit more than engaging in freedom of expression, isn't it? Granted, the man made his own decision, but to what extent was he forced into a position where he had to make that decision?
    So, if he'd slaughtered a puppy on live television, I have to keep buying his product or I am "forcing" him out of a job?
    Or is this just the outcome of my freedom of expression and a lot of other peoples' freedom of expression?

    Are boycotts seriously some sort of unwarranted use of force in your opinion?
    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 eohrnberger View Post
    Forcing a theoretical position on someone to make your argument? Hmm. How legitimate is that really? There are an infinite number of other positions other than the 2 you mentioned, so the world isn't black and white as you are trying to draw it. The man isn't here to define it for himself. All we can say is that we don't know his position on the matter.
    I'm not forcing a position on the CEO. He donated money to Prop 8. Here's the text of the CONSTITUTIONAL Amendment up for vote:

    Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
    The PURPOSE was to prohibit the state from recognizing SSM, limit or strip rights from LGBT, maintain their relationships in perpetual second class status. What was up for a vote was people's rights, his employees' rights, his suppliers' and business partners' rights, not some non-binding resolution.

    I still stand by my position, and I'm here to discuss it, in that the LBGT lobby, by behaving the way that they are, are in fact engaging in that which they criticize of others.
    In a way they are, I suppose. But when you say the LGBT concerns are "petty and vindictive" you are asserting that their rights are petty. Would you believe that if your own rights to marry were up for a vote? How about your rights to own a gun? You're just saying that stripping others of rights, or limiting THEIR rights, is 'petty' to you, which is probably true because you have nothing at stake. THEY do, and understandably have a different opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So, if he'd slaughtered a puppy on live television, I have to keep buying his product or I am "forcing" him out of a job?
    Or is this just the outcome of my freedom of expression and a lot of other peoples' freedom of expression?

    Are boycotts seriously some sort of unwarranted use of force in your opinion?
    So much for free speech.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    So much for free speech.

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    Feel free to answer the question yourself:

    Is a boycott an unwarranted use of force? Is a boycott violation of free speech?
    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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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Feel free to answer the question yourself:

    Is a boycott an unwarranted use of force? Is a boycott violation of free speech?
    Only when liberals are the ones boycotting.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Feel free to answer the question yourself:

    Is a boycott an unwarranted use of force? Is a boycott violation of free speech?
    Yes.
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Yes.

    Hahahahah. Read the first amendment and let me know where it says I am prohibited from participating in a boycott.
    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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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Feel free to answer the question yourself:

    Is a boycott an unwarranted use of force? Is a boycott violation of free speech?
    Depends how far it is taken. A boycott alone, as I understand it, is no more than an exercise of freedom of choice.

    So, no to the second.
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Hahahahah. Read the first amendment and let me know where it says I am prohibited from participating in a boycott.
    When imposed to silence another it is a violation ethically if not legally. It is the behavior of Salem witch hunters.
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    When imposed to silence another it is a violation ethically if not legally. It is the behavior of Salem witch hunters.
    Already made my signature.
    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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