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stevew928
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4/6/2014 | 1:33:11 PM
Re: The worst part of this...
Yea, I agree. Not that professional and private lives should be necessarily disconnected, but actual actions in one's professional life should be the measure. If he or Mozilla had done something discriminatory, then by all means, protest, get the resignation, etc. But, that wasn't the case here.
rjones2818
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4/6/2014 | 1:29:39 PM
Re: 'Tolerance' gang strikes again...
The Status Quo has been smashed.  Some will look at that and blame whoever, in this case "the gay."  Others will celebrate.  The suits will try to find a solid spot to form a basis of a new status quo.  Enough people are not buying the 'pro-family' agenda any more (yay) and the suits have to take that into account.
ShaunWallace43
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4/6/2014 | 10:00:44 AM
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Ok, So where has he failed? As CEO helping build mozila and Java is awesome!

This is like feminism, PC madness. He has the right to believe whatever he wants and its what he wants. This is SO typical. I have met many feminists and gay people who insult men, insult straight people, Christians, anyone and everyone, but that's fine! Anyone step outa the PC line and you are squashed flat. ANTI-PC-POLICE

Yes LAGP were victimised but now being a white heterosexual MALE is the true victim! You guys honestly, for years you were persecuted, now you have become the persecutors, just because he holds different views to you. He can hold whatever views he wants and give to ant legal charity he wants.

Talk about hypocrites!

Shaun

 

 

 
stevew928
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4/5/2014 | 7:03:03 PM
Re: Golden Parachute
The hate stuff is just rhetoric for the most part. Unfortunately, so many people are non-reflective in their thinking, that I'm sure some percentage of them actually belive it. For Christians, opposing someone trying to hurt themselves, and trying to do the best thing for society is a loving thing to do.
jries921
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4/5/2014 | 7:02:23 PM
Re: The worst part of this...
I think we can draw a line between what people do in the personal lives and what they do on the job.  I have no objections whatever to boycotting a commercial firm that people judge to be engaging in unethical behavior; but doing so because of the peacefui political activities of the people in charge (or their employees, for that matter) on their own time and with their own money smacks of machine politics, and completely undermines the concept of free debate and without free debate there is no democracy.

Rights aren't worth much if only the state has to respect them.

 
stevew928
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4/5/2014 | 7:00:18 PM
Re: Golden Parachute
I wouldn't even phrase it that way. He donated $1000 to a group trying to protect marriage and society from being distorted and damaged further. He may very well love gay people. The assumption that he doesn't shows that the LGBT activists don't even have a clue why many voted for Prop 8 (and are opposing the pressure and tactics they are using).
stevew928
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stevew928,
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4/5/2014 | 6:54:48 PM
Re: The worst part of this...
I agree, it certainly wouldn't stop there, and it won't. The bullies have used enough rhetoric to sway the general populace to their side, so this kind of thing is just getting going.

That said, I'm not necessarily against public pressure being put on a company to get it to change something. I'm not sure I'd automatically call that blacklisting or persecution. I'm more commenting on the hipocricy of this situation (in a number of ways), and saddened that the general public can no longer reason and think critically. If they were, a few bullies wouldn't be able to scare a company into bellying up to their every whim.
stevew928
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4/5/2014 | 6:48:40 PM
Re: 'Tolerance' gang strikes again...
There is no discrimination going on. He supports the government maintaining good public policy. That has nothing to do with his responsibilities as a CEO. What exactly do you think he was going to so with his CEO powers?
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4/5/2014 | 5:20:26 PM
Re: 'Tolerance' gang strikes again...
So your expectation is that someone actively supporting using the government to discrimination against gays would be neutral in a position where they have the power to do so in a corporation. How nieve can you be?
nfp_promoter
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4/5/2014 | 5:15:12 PM
Brendan Eich Resigns
Sadly one can not support a cause that may be unpopular, but to paraphraise a once stated comment, I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it.  In today's culture it's more like I do not agree with what you say and I'll do my best to smear your reputation.  Sadly I may be boycotting Firefox and using Internet Explorer.
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