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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    What I'm saying is that "supporting traditional marriage," in the colloquial sense, means "being against gay marriage." There ain't too many people who are "against traditional marriage" while simultaneously being pro-gay marriage.
    There is no law that says you have to support anything other than what's been the law and the norm of this country for almost 300 years.

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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 have to concur with tres borrachos, Kobie. If you define supporting traditional marriage as strictly being a bigoted position against SSM, then there's a lot of people that are going to have to be punished for it, and in the end, would the LGBT community calling for this would end up as bigoted as those that really do want to strip / prevent SSM.

    Now suppose that one would support traditional marriage, and also support SS Civil Unions? What then? Also a bigoted position according to your definition?
    Please see my most recent response to TB.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    As I noted above, I'd be happy with a uniform free-fire zone. Anyone can be fired for any damn reason. I'd love to see a mass firing of every employee who donated in opposition to Proposition 8, just a wholesale mass firing of everyone simply for expressing a political opinion. That would be freaking fantastic. I love it when I see a sword being used to inflict damage also be turned against the self-righteous zealots.
    The king of strawmans. He wasn't fired.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I can't believe some of what I'm reading.
    They're riding high on moral righteousness, like Crusaders chopping off the heads of infidels. The blood lust they're feeling from getting a scalp and ruining a man's career has them amped up.

    What they don't realize is that lessons are being learned.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There is no law that says you have to support anything other than what's been the law and the norm of this country for almost 300 years.
    Nobody ever said there was. And "the norm" doesn't amount to a whole hill of beans as far as I'm concerned. There's been lots of "norms" that have fallen by the wayside in this country because they were exclusionary (at best).

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    The king of strawmans. He wasn't fired.
    StrawPEOPLE. Let's not be sexist here!
    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 rabbitcaebannog View Post
    . Cry me a river when actions have consequences.
    Up until political correctly turns on you, of course, then it wouldn't be fair, right? Never mind everyone else, just as long as you're OK. Am I right?

    Point being is no one is always 100% politically correct, especially when it's an evolving thing. Most anyone could be caught on it's wrong side at some point. Fair enough to dole out the same vindictive and retroactive punishment then?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Nobody said that being anti-gay marriage should be illegal.
    So you agree that everyone has a right to believe marriage should be between a man and a woman without being questioned. It isn't illegal, so it's a private matter.

    And remember, corporations aren't people. They can't be identified as people. Unless Mozilla was doing something that was oppressing LGBT employees, or hurting them, then the person involved did nothing wrong. And he was unfairly attacked by the Cupid site.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Nobody ever said there was. And "the norm" doesn't amount to a whole hill of beans as far as I'm concerned. There's been lots of "norms" that have fallen by the wayside in this country because they were exclusionary (at best).



    StrawPEOPLE. Let's not be sexist here!
    And now, apparently, traditional marriage, and support of traditional marriage being on the targeted list now.

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

    It's now come down to - don't ever donate to a political cause or candidate, because it offends the LGBT community, all hell will break loose. I wonder where this stops?

    Meh, I actually hope this guy walked away with a gigantic severance package.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    They're riding high on moral righteousness, like Crusaders chopping off the heads of infidels. The blood lust they're feeling from getting a scalp and ruining a man's career has them amped up.

    What they don't realize is that lessons are being learned.
    There is way too much moral posturing in this thread. And I'm seeing an awful lot of intolerance of Eich's private rights from the people who are all screaming that he's an intolerant bigot.

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