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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Calling for a boycott is "no better" than physical violence?

    And it's Kobie.
    "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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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Simple. The CEO hid pertinent information regarding personal affairs and how they might reflect on the company's image.

    If the CEO of a Christian network turned out to support gay rights, you would understand that fraud occured and the company was harmed.
    Now you're making stuff up. There is no law that he was forbidden to make political contributions. And there is no requirement for any employee to disclose political contributions to an employer. And it's not allowed for the employer to ask.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Calling for a boycott is "no better" than physical violence?

    And it's Kobie.
    Kobie, (got it right this time - sorry ) Violence is violence. One physical, one based on emotional threats, yeah OK I admit a bad parallel.

    But still, why punish a company for what one employee did 6 years ago, in private, supporting a prevalent position at the time, which only since then has become politically incorrect and politically toxic?

    And why is it politically toxic to support traditional marriage? Even now. SSM in California is a pretty settled decision, right? What's the logical gain for doling out vindictive punishment for a counter position that's already years old?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    So being pro-traditional marriage is now sufficient to get you fired?
    Look that way doesn't it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Bullcrap. A CEO's personal life reflects on the company.
    Wut? Since when?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Yeah, I'm overstating the matter.

    I mainly meant that as a CEO, I suspect you must disregard emotional decisions that might negatively effect the company, in order to logically further the interests of it.

    I consider his political donations emotional decisions, as indeed, the vast majority of political positions are. In this instance, he was unlucky enough to make a decision that negatively impacted the company, and I can find nothing unreasonable about his leaving.

    I think that the customers who reacted negatively to the information are where the blame for his leaving should be placed - if his donations were with personal funds (as I understand is the case) and not company funds, it shouldn't really be an issue.

    But when Mozilla consumers MADE it an issue, the company needed to act.
    So nobody should make political contributions - ever - because years down the road your employer may force you out because of them?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Make your choice: Take a physical beating or lose your livelihood for the next 5 years.
    Only the person who took the physical beating was being punished for being gay. The CEO is being punished for being a bigot. Big difference. People have a right to speak out against such bigotry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So nobody should make political contributions - ever - because years down the road your employer may force you out because of them?
    Unless of course they are in support of the politically correct agenda. Then it's OK. Thought police anyone?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    People have a right to speak out.
    And henceforth you shall bear the mark of McCarthyite. Good job, Brownie.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Only the person who took the physical beating was being punished for being gay. The CEO is being punished for being a bigot. Big difference. People have a right to speak out against such bigotry.
    So now being in support of traditional marriage is bigotry?

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