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

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyO View Post
    He did NOT publically take a stand. He donated $1000 five years ago. Privately. Without fanfare.
    True. This was 'outted' by someone with an agenda. Gee. Wonder who they could be.

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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.
    Nonsense. It's another Animal Farm.
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    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.
    You don't think a company, when hiring a CEO, asks if there are any personal affairs in the past or present that would reflect poorly on the company's image? I'm sure such takes place. Thus, he failed to disclose and thereby committed fraud during the hiring process.

    It's no different than lying on an application.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    How is it that punishing him for his right to express himself is justified in your mind?
    He wasn't just expressing an opinion. He financially supported stripping them of rights. Would you accept/support a CEO supporting efforts to strip rights dear to you?

    LGBT rights would not damaged in the least if would have stayed as CEO.
    Perhaps. But the point is if efforts to strip them arose (eg US Cons amendment) he has a record of supporting them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    There is no First Amendment violation here.
    As I said, the Constitution limits government, but the rights are inviolable by all.
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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?
    You tell us.
    We now know that bakers cannot boycott same sex marriages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Oh so now Christians are the KKK? Why ****ing stop there? Let's go with the Nazi's!

    It's quite clear, if you aren't pro-LGBT, Welfare, Obama you're a racist, Homophobe Nazi killer.
    That's just it...you dont have to be 'pro LGBT', you just have to be willing to recognize that they deserve equal rights.

    It was an extreme example....or so it seems today. But 40 yrs ago....it would have been dismissed just as you did here...because culturally (sadly) so many people still believed in blacks as 2nd class citizens.

    That's why I posted it. Not that I believed you would concur with the KKK example yourself.
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    re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You don't think a company, when hiring a CEO, asks if there are any personal affairs in the past or present that would reflect poorly on the company's image? I'm sure such takes place. Thus, he failed to disclose and thereby committed fraud during the hiring process.

    It's no different than lying on an application.
    Excising one's political free speech, such as SOCUTS even recently rules is the case, is now equated with reflecting poorly on the company's image if it's in support of traditional marriage?

    LGBT friendly litmus test soon to be a regular part of the employment application.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Excising one's political free speech, such as SOCUTS even recently rules is the case, is now equated with reflecting poorly on the company's image if it's in support of traditional marriage?

    LGBT friendly litmus test soon to be a regular part of the employment application.
    He lied during the hiring process, and later revealed personal affairs that reflect poorly on the company's image. He committed fraud and harmed the company.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    He wasn't just expressing an opinion. He financially supported stripping them of rights. Would you accept/support a CEO supporting efforts to strip rights dear to you?
    Privately supporting a political position that one agrees, and at the time many in public life agreed with, is now justification for dismissal years later?

    I'm honestly puzzled by your sense of justice and fairness when it doesn't apply to the position you favor.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Perhaps. But the point is if efforts to strip them arose (eg US Cons amendment) he has a record of supporting them.

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