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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.
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    The "gay rights movement" had nothing to do with his being fired. He, being the CEO of a major company, decided to publicly take a stance on a controversial issue and then was surprised when it backfired and he was asked to step down. When you are the face of your company, you should really just stay out of politics completely. The outcome would have been no different had he endorsed gun legislation instead of anti-gay legislation, except partisan politics would be completely reversed and liberals would be offended instead of conservatives.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    I'd agree that CEO's need to be held to a higher standard. Framing it in time, back in 2008 there were lots of people in and out of politics who were position supporting traditional marriage. Many in the political sphere.
    So long as the same people are willing to be consistent, and push for Barack Obama to resign the Presidency, I'm in favor


    ...but they won't. Because targeting famous people in order to intimidate others only works on those whom you can actually successfully harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    It was a business decision by Mozilla driven by consumer response, i.e. the free market.
    Yes. That's true. A business decision only after all the outrage was raised. Yes. He became a corporate liability at that point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So long as the same people are willing to be consistent, and push for Barack Obama to resign the Presidency, I'm in favor


    ...but they won't. Because targeting famous people in order to intimidate others only works on those whom you can actually successfully harm.
    Obama didn't hide that fact and thereby trick someone into hiring him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    If a conservative, religious, company hired a CEO after asking him if there was anything in his personal life that could harm the company's image, and he tells them it's all good, and he turns out to be a drag queen... that's cool? They're stuck with him? Bull****. He committed fraud in the hiring process.

    As -the- representative of the company, a CEO's personal life is on the table in the hiring process and he CLEARLY failed to disclose pertinent information.

    From where did the information come that he had endorsed Sen. Obama opinion on gay marriage in 2008 ($1000 versus $100 million spent)? That stuff is private.

    Yep- leaked by the IRS. Pure thuggery.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyO View Post
    From where did the information come that he had endorsed Sen. Obama opinion on gay marriage in 2008 ($1000 versus $100 million spent)? That stuff is private.

    Yep- leaked by the IRS. Pure thuggery.
    Obama didn't hide the fact and thereby become fraudulently hired.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So long as the same people are willing to be consistent, and push for Barack Obama to resign the Presidency, I'm in favor


    ...but they won't. Because targeting famous people in order to intimidate others only works on those whom you can actually successfully harm.
    Agreed. Just have to look at what was done to Paula Dean, and her alleged indiscretion some 20 years earlier.

    I mean, what's done is done, and SSM is probably, eventually, going to become the law of the land. So be it.

    But do we also have to continue to destroy people's lives over it? For what came before? And if so, how much and how long and how deep do we have to keep picking at that scab, and keep it from healing?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The "gay rights movement" had nothing to do with his being fired. He, being the CEO of a major company, decided to publicly take a stance on a controversial issue and then was surprised when it backfired and he was asked to step down. When you are the face of your company, you should really just stay out of politics completely. The outcome would have been no different had he endorsed gun legislation instead of anti-gay legislation, except partisan politics would be completely reversed and liberals would be offended instead of conservatives.
    He did NOT publically take a stand. He donated $1000 five years ago. Privately. Without fanfare.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Obama didn't hide the fact and thereby become fraudulently hired.
    Are you really sure about that? I mean really, really sure? 'Cause I'm not. But that's done and over with at this point.

    And who says that Eich hid the fact, and that this lead to being fraudulently hired? A citation please, because I've not heard about this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    freedom of speech does not mean that people cannot use it to act like bullies - nor that they shouldn't. The politicization of Every Single Part of Life is an unfortunate trend.
    Just another episode to confirm that Orwell had it right in Animal Farm.
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