Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns
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User Rank: Apprentice
4/4/2014 | 10:26:02 AM
Golden Parachute
It's rerally a shame this guy gets to live the rest of his life as some rich guy who hates gay people.


In Corporate America, we should destroy our failed chief executives. That'd give them some incentive to do a good job.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/4/2014 | 10:32:09 AM
Re: Golden Parachute
The guy donated $1000 an anti-gay marriage group.  That's a far cry from being someone that hates gay people.

Additionally, he's not exactly a nobody.  He cofounded Mozilla and created Javascript.

Would I have donated to the same group, no.  Do I think this was turned in to a witchhunt, yes.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/4/2014 | 10:34:43 AM
Re: Golden Parachute
It's really a shame that you get to live the rest of your life as some guy who hates people that hates gay marrige.

Do you see how ignorant you sound?

Can't someone have a different opinon ?
User Rank: Apprentice
4/4/2014 | 10:46:35 AM
Re: Golden Parachute
So how exactly has he failed?  Oh... he donated money to a cause you don't support.  In browsing the article I don't see where it says he donated company money but I do see where he re-affirmed Mozilla's inclusion policies.


Would I support proposition 8 if I lived in California?  Absolutely not.  I do support his right to donate his money to whoever he chooses.  This is a slippery slope; "Oh, you voted for Candidate-X who supports issue-y.  I'm going to start a crap-storm to have you fired."


And way to be a fool.  Supporting legislation to ban gay marriage is not the same thing as hating gay people.  I have Christian family members who don't condone gay marriage but love homosexuals all the same.  Disagreeing with something doesn't mean you hate it (or a group) it just means you disagree with something.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/4/2014 | 1:31:37 PM
I see this as just another example of the public not being able to separate professional conduct, thoughts and actions, from personal conduct, thoughts, and actions. This is the essence of free speech. It a sad statement of public intelligence that we still cannot separate the two. We as the public worry about children bullying other children and we set the example by bullying the co-founder of a company. And then we wonder why our children act this way.
Thomas Claburn
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4/4/2014 | 2:18:01 PM
I wonder whether the outcome would have been any different if Eich had merely voiced an opinion rather than given money. The Supreme Court seems keen to equate money with speech as it applies to politics. But funding something is different than advocating it.
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4/4/2014 | 6:27:48 PM
LGBT Intolerance
Isn't it interesting that Mozilla's CEO was driven out of office by the group that demands the most tolerance for their views but gives the least in return? The LGBT community should be ashamed of themselves. They have been exposed as the true frauds that they are: selfish, self centered, intolerant bigots.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/5/2014 | 5:32:59 AM
FiredFox... or The Shame of Mozilla
User Rank: Ninja
4/5/2014 | 11:55:53 AM
Re: Really
Well said, anon7252469949. Anyone not already in public service should be able to express their viewpoints respectfully. Those views should be treated with respect, even when we disagree. Just because he's a CEO doesn't mean he should be vilified for holding an opinion that others may not like.
User Rank: Ninja
4/5/2014 | 12:28:03 PM
'Tolerance' gang strikes again...
I suppose this falls under the category of protest, and then a company reacting to the protest, but I find it ironic given the 'tolerance' position so often advocated by the LGBT crowd. Of course, that's just empty rhetoric, as the acivists forwarding this cause are zero-tolerance folks; you either promote their cause or you pay.

But, I wish there were a bit more actual thought put into this, especially from the general public. I understand falling for this if you're a follower of the activists, but I'm saddened about the general public being so easily taken in by the empty rhetoric of this position. They fall for words like 'equality' and 'rights,' when simply put same-sex-marriage is simply bad public policy. Now one can't be against bad public policy without retaliation from the angry mobs. Sad state of affairs, folks.
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