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Brendan Eich and the New American Totalitarian State: Gay Marriage Activists force Mozilla CEO out
American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Sally Zelikovsky

Posted on 04/04/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political.

Imagine if you were denied a promotion at work because a co-worker found out you had made a personal donation to a conservative candidate. Imagine if your environmentally-correct boss discovered that, in your free time at home, you supported an organization that exposed the fallacies of man-made global warming and asked you for your resignation. Imagine if you were the successful CEO of Widget Corp, lauded and respected for your accomplishments, but clients or customers found out you were a tea partier and demanded you be forced out.

That’s exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March. In less than a week, he was forced out of this position for no reason other than that he had a made a $1000 contribution to the Prop 8 initiative in 2008. His own money. On his own time. In his private capacity. Mozilla had nothing to do with it. Nor did he discuss gay marriage at work.

In an interview with The Guardian on Wednesday, Eich told the paper “I think I am the best person for the job and I’m doing the job” and that his personal beliefs were not relevant. He couldn’t be more correct.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; california; ceo; eich; gaymarriage; homonaziagenda; homonazimarriage; homonazism; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; mozilla; obamassm; prop8; ssm
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1 posted on 04/04/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

STATEMENT FROM MOZILLA:

https://blog.mozilla.org/

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Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.

We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.

Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.

Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.

Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all.

We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most organizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community.

While painful, the events of the last week show exactly why we need the web. So all of us can engage freely in the tough conversations we need to make the world better.

We need to put our focus back on protecting that Web. And doing so in a way that will make you proud to support Mozilla.

What’s next for Mozilla’s leadership is still being discussed. We want to be open about where we are in deciding the future of the organization and will have more information next week. However, our mission will always be to make the Web more open so that humanity is stronger, more inclusive and more just: that’s what it means to protect the open Web.

We will emerge from this with a renewed understanding and humility — our large, global, and diverse community is what makes Mozilla special, and what will help us fulfill our mission. We are stronger with you involved.

Thank you for sticking with us.

Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman


2 posted on 04/04/2014 8:15:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need to demand that cupid.com stop using “bigot” created javascript.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 8:16:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

4 posted on 04/04/2014 8:17:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: cripplecreek

5 posted on 04/04/2014 8:17:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind
When is Obama going to step down?

Barack Obama Marriage is a union between a man and a woman
6 posted on 04/04/2014 8:18:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hitler’s brown shirts were gay. What did you expect, tolerance?


7 posted on 04/04/2014 8:19:42 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m confused. How did they “force” him out?


8 posted on 04/04/2014 8:20:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind
(twitchy)Hey, OkCupid, no plan to boycott former Mozilla CEO’s ‘homophobic’ JavaScript?
9 posted on 04/04/2014 8:20:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Brendan was not free or equal was he?


10 posted on 04/04/2014 8:21:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Did like the "Internet Exploder" button.

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

11 posted on 04/04/2014 8:21:34 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: longfellow

Thank God Jonas Salk or Louis Pasteur weren’t caught supporting traditional marriage.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 8:22:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cuban leaf

RE: I’m confused. How did they “force” him out?

Companies do not want bad publicity. The dating site CupidOK refused to allow Mozilla browsers to access their site, and many other web based businesses were threatening to follow suite.

Remember, this company is based in gay land — SAN FRANCISCO.

The Mozilla board got alarmed at this development and all but withheld any support for him.

What else can the man do?


13 posted on 04/04/2014 8:24:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind

I let them know I am not sticking with them and why. I uninstalled this morning.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 8:25:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cripplecreek

If we believe that there are vastly more supporters of traditional marriage than gay marriage in this country, then those of us who support traditional marriage and are tired of this constant FORCING of the gay agenda on our throats ought to band together and BOYCOTT Mozilla and tell others to boycott OKCupid. Make it a movement nationwide.

Let’s see which side wins in the end.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 8:27:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind

I installed both Opera and Torch to test them out. I see that OkStupid condones Opera so I will try Torch I guess. Can we not have one company that stands up for America? Do they all have to pander to queers and globalization crap?


16 posted on 04/04/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

RE: I let them know I am not sticking with them and why. I uninstalled this morning.

Good for you.

If we believe that there are vastly more supporters of traditional marriage than gay marriage in this country, then those of us who support traditional marriage and are tired of this constant FORCING of the gay agenda on our throats ought to band together and BOYCOTT Mozilla and tell others to boycott OKCupid. Make it a movement nationwide.

Let’s see which side wins in the end.

BTW, how did you let Mozilla know?


17 posted on 04/04/2014 8:28:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind

What else can the man do?

Depends on his spine.

Depends on the orders of his priorities.

Depends on what he has to lose.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 8:29:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Resolute Conservative

I’ve been curious about Opera. May have to give it a try.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 8:31:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

On their feedback page and support page. I thought about opening a support ticket so others would see it, but figured it would get pulled.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: All

Liberals care more about queer marriage than about the fact that Silicon Valley tech companies have been colluding for years to suppress wages of their employees?


21 posted on 04/04/2014 8:31:24 AM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jesse Jackson was planning a shakedown of Silicon Valley. I wonder if he’s the one (well his people) who dug up this “dirt” on Brendan Eich. we know that the gay agenda activists have been aligning with the “civil rights” agenda.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 8:32:12 AM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: cuban leaf
"I’m confused. How did they “force” him out?"

The usual method it that you are told you can quit with a nice severance package or you'll be fired and receive nothing other than what your contract specifies.

23 posted on 04/04/2014 8:32:38 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: uncitizen

24 posted on 04/04/2014 8:33:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: circlecity

Union thug tactics from the gaystapo.


25 posted on 04/04/2014 8:34:57 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: cuban leaf

RE: Depends on his spine

Even if he had the spine, if he loses support from the board members, he can’t work like that. He is like a LEPER to them.

Would you want to continue being CEO when everyone you work with hates you?

Better to leave and take your skills with you. The man is a genius who created Javascript ( the most common language for websites) and the Mozilla browser.

Companies will always have need of his skills.


26 posted on 04/04/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: GeronL

RE: Brendan was not free or equal was he?

Brendan Eich is just the beginning. Now that they’ve succeeded in ousting him, they can start a movement to oust everyone who donated to the campaign supporting traditional marriage.

THIS IS NOT THE LAST OF IT.

And if conservatives continue to stay silent, they win by default.


27 posted on 04/04/2014 8:38:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: cripplecreek
SLATE magazine has already started the ball rolling. Now they want to target COMPANIES that donated to Proposition 8. This is the list they have on their Website:

This is what they wrote:

To organize the next stage of the purge, I’ve compiled the financial data into three tables. Here’s the first table. It shows 37 companies whose names, in one form or another, appear next to a total of at least $10,000 (per company) in donations to Prop 8. The list isn’t complete, but it’s a start.


28 posted on 04/04/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: Resolute Conservative
There are 3 simple words that have been drilled into my head as I continue my faith journey: "It's never enough."

When did it start? When I started talking to my 6th graders about 1 John 3:18, "let us love not in word or speech, but in truth and action." My message to my students that it wasn't enough to go to Mass every week, or say you love God, etc. It will never be "enough", you just have to give it your best shot every day.

When it comes to relationships, it's never enough.

When it comes to special interest groups, it's never enough.

When it comes to your kids, it's never enough.

When it comes to the government, it's never enough.

My new mantra is pretty simple: if Frankie Valli can put on a great show at 79 (we saw him at Winstar a couple of weeks ago), I can continue to do my best at 59.

29 posted on 04/04/2014 8:43:37 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s public. He could put up a public fight. Remember the Abortion problem with United way? When they said they wouldn’t support it, a bunch of pro-choicers threatened to withhold giving, so they reversed, and then even MORE pro-life people made the same threat, so they reversed again.

As long as this people can simply threaten with no response from our side, they will win. But he could have gone public with the core problem that we face here and refused to back down. Instead, people like me are no longer using firefox.


30 posted on 04/04/2014 8:43:54 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

Will this company okcupid(OkCupid/OkStupid??) make a statement soon on the muslims treatment of Christians, women or gays?
Never!
They will be as silent as BHO!


31 posted on 04/04/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: cripplecreek

Thank goodness Barack Obama never supported traditional marriage, or he’d be out of a job. Thank goodness Bill Clinton never supported traditional marriage, or he’d have to step down from the Clinton Foundation. Etc.


32 posted on 04/04/2014 8:45:57 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: circlecity

...or you’ll be fired and receive nothing other than what your contract specifies.


Sounds like a nice lawsuit.


33 posted on 04/04/2014 8:46:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

The homosexuals have declared war on normal Americans. Yes I said normal because being a pervert is not normal!


34 posted on 04/04/2014 8:53:23 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Gaystapo should be treated exactly as they treat others. If they can hound someone out of a company he founded because he supports civilized marriage, they should be excluded from employment at any company whose founders object to their sexual deviancy. Free speech and freedom of religion should have higher standing than some bogus “right” to be homosexual.


35 posted on 04/04/2014 8:55:52 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cuban leaf

I’m guessing and hoping that he negotiated a year or two of salary as compensation...but who knows.


36 posted on 04/04/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT by rights with responsibilities
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To: SeekAndFind

I noticied quite a few of those companies support amnesty.

Who will win? dreamers or gaystepo? what’s a good leftist to do?


37 posted on 04/04/2014 9:22:26 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: cuban leaf; Resolute Conservative

38 posted on 04/04/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind

So the PC fascists have won. Whenever a specially-privileged government-certified victim group whines everybody bows down, grovels and gives in.


39 posted on 04/04/2014 10:01:51 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: cuban leaf
"Sounds like a nice lawsuit."

Not really. Virtually all CEOs of large corps serve at the pleasure of the board, by contract. You can't sue for what you willingly contracted for.

40 posted on 04/04/2014 10:09:01 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Well, the pay is pretty good. ;-)


41 posted on 04/04/2014 11:11:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; ...
"Eich clearly has more sense in his little pinky than the “aggrieved” have collectively. But still, this is one of the saddest days in America -- a nation founded on religious liberty, a nation that has fought to protect the civil liberties of its citizens from encroachment by the state or abuse by employers, landlords and other institutions. It now seems that anyone can be punished for his or her religious, moral or political beliefs by well-funded mobs that can exert economic pressure on one’s employer. These are the tactics of closed societies behind the Iron Curtain; not the shining city on the hill."

And it's all made possible by our lawless leftist government forcing godless abortionism, homsexulaism, collectivism on our society from top down.

This is why we fight.

Do not comply! Resist!

42 posted on 04/05/2014 12:37:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The truth and consequences ‘homosexual deviancy’. It is anything but natural and normal. Those espousing it are deeply deceived.

*Warning: very graphic!*

“Male Homosexual Behavior”

http://factsaboutyouth.com/posts/male-homosexual-behavior/


43 posted on 04/05/2014 12:44:19 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Equality is necessary for meaningful speech.”

Demonstrably false. History shows that often the most powerful speech doesn’t come from the most powerful people.

This just shows how dumb liberalism is.


44 posted on 04/05/2014 12:46:24 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Jim Robinson

These have sure been some dire times.


45 posted on 04/05/2014 12:48:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I will not comply or pretend that their homosexual practices are normal. It is a deviant lifestyle chosen by them and we do not have to accept that as anything other than perverse and a blight on the general public.


46 posted on 04/05/2014 1:18:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

Done with Mozilla forever, more for the precedent that people should be outed for their private beliefs more than anything else.

Switching to Edge browser, there is also Opera, Midori and more out there.

Wonder if the pigs will squeal when a pro gay exec gets sacked.


47 posted on 04/05/2014 4:42:23 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: SeekAndFind

Hahaha, okcupid uses javascript all over the place. time for them to go back to only html and css sheets hahahahahahaha. Oh wait, they are hypocrites.


48 posted on 04/05/2014 6:14:58 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lest it ever be forgotten:

In this current fascist faggot fiasco, as in every other national deviance of the past few decades, there is ONE enabler without which none of it would have been possible:



             

49 posted on 04/05/2014 7:39:07 PM PDT by tomkat (proud white Constitutionalist, with neither guilt nor apology)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody making “I LIKE EICH” buttons?

Does anyone dare make “I Like Eich” buttons?


50 posted on 04/05/2014 11:24:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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