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  • California Governor Signs Homosexual Bill Eliminating Terms ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’

    07/13/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Christian News ^ | 7/10/2014 | Heather Clark
    The governor of California has signed a bill into law that redefines marriage and replaces the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ with the generic term ‘spouse.’Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1306 on Monday, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.“Under existing law, a reference to ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ ‘spouses,’ or ‘married persons,’ or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were previously lawfully married to each other, as is appropriate under the circumstances of the particular case,” it reads. “The bill would delete references to ‘husband’ or ‘wife’ in the Family Code...
  • Silicon Valley Right-Wingers to Host Conservative Organizing Party

    05/07/2014 3:45:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    Reboot in San Francisco this summer with young Republicans.Startup employees Aaron Ginn, 26 -- a former Mitt Romney campaign worker -- and Garrett Johnson, 29, are looking to do what Democrats have done for almost a decade: connect conservative and libertarian "technologists" with old-school political campaigns with like minds. There just isn't enough opportunity in Silicon Valley. For a dyed-in-the-wool, true-red conservative. So, a pair of Silicon Valley denizens with right-wing politics are planning their answer to Netroots Nation, according to the Huffington Post. Startup employees Aaron Ginn, 26 -- a former Mitt Romney campaign worker -- and Garrett Johnson,...
  • Should Toyota's LBGT Employees Be Worried About Moving To Texas? (Yes, that's the real headline)

    05/02/2014 2:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | May 2, 2014 | Aaron Foley
    When it comes to inclusion and equal treatment of LBGT employees, Toyota is at the top of the list. And it helps that the majority of Toyota employees live in a tolerant state like California. But could that change when the company's U.S. headquarters move to Texas in a few years? Toyota is moving 5,300 employees from California (and some in New York and Kentucky) to Plano, Texas, a move Texas welcomed with open arms and an open pocketbook. It'll serve as a devastating blow to Torrance, Calif., who was apparently blindsided by the news. By all accounts, Plano seems...
  • California Democrats brace for low 2014 turnout

    12/03/2013 8:49:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/3/13 | Joe Garafoli
    Just because California Democrats hold every statewide office and a supermajority in the Legislature doesn't mean they're not worried about 2014. Some Democratic insiders fret that, essentially, life may be too good for the party right now. Their lurking fear: Without a high-profile presidential election or a big-name Republican challenger lined up yet against Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic voters won't be interested enough to cast ballots in November. If that happens, the GOP could pick off a few seats in the Legislature, wrecking the Democrats' two-thirds majority and damaging Brown's ability to move his agenda. Adding to Democratic insiders' anxiety...
  • Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter’s gay wedding

    04/18/2014 6:45:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/18/2014 | Robert Barnes
    The conservative lawyer who defended California’s ban on gay marriage at the Supreme Court is at work on another project: planning his daughter’s upcoming same-sex wedding ceremony. Charles J. Cooper, a former top official in the Reagan Justice Department and onetime “Republican lawyer of the year,” learned of his daughter’s sexual orientation during the legal battle over California’s Proposition 8, according to journalist Jo Becker’s soon-to-be-released book chronicling the movement to legalize same-sex marriage. Ashley Lininger became engaged to a woman identified in the book only as Casey just after the Supreme Court accepted the Proposition 8 case in December...
  • [Tokyo] Rove sees potential support for gay marriage

    03/24/2013 2:26:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 24, 2013 3:44 PM EDT
    GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage. The statement from the former adviser to President George W. Bush appears to acknowledge that opposition to gay marriage has waned in some conservative circles. …
  • Stop Crying over Mozilla and Start Fighting Back!

    04/14/2014 2:34:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/14/2014 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    While the horror show involving Brendan Eich, Proposition 8, and Mozilla was reaching its ignominious crescendo, I was in Milan, Italy, speaking before an energized crowd of activists in the Lombardy region’s county hall. Unaware of the witch hunt carried out by McCarthy’s rainbow-brandishing gay great-grandsons in Silicon Valley, a middle-aged man came forward and cried out in Italian, “Is it just me, or is the gay lobby imposing a dictatorship on us with their so-called scientific experts?” The science to which he referred wasn’t JavaScript, but rather psychology and pediatrics.  He was referring to homosexual activists’ constant invocation of...
  • BREAKING: ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist

    04/11/2014 11:43:56 AM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 11, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider has apologized for a story on his network that connected a CEO who supports traditional marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church and their offensive "God hates fags" signs. Mr. Schneider contacted the Media Research Center on Thursday after our social media department requested members call and complain about the comparison.
  • Plans to build Chick-fil-A in Pasadena delayed after council vote

    04/10/2014 10:27:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | 4-9-14 | Lauren Gold
    PASADENA >> Plans to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant across from Pasadena City College were put on hold this week after a divided council approved a request by Councilman Terry Tornek to revisit the restaurant chain’s request for building permits. The project, which calls for an expansion of the existing drive-thru as well as removal of two protected trees, among other changes at the former Burger King site, was approved by a hearing officer in December and granted a conditional use permit by the Board of Zoning Appeals by a 3-2 vote in March. However, Tornek requested the project be revisited...
  • I just Dumped Firefox

    04/09/2014 9:24:23 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 48 replies
    Firefox Input ^ | 04/09/2014 | Self
    I just dumped Firefox. I didn't like what the did to their CEO, forcing him out. Dennis Praeger is encouraging everyone to uninstall Firefox, so I did. I then went to their feedback site and told them why. I was gracious, some of the comments were not.
  • Group Starts #OpenZilla Campaign to Ensure 'Tolerance' Extends to Christian Employees at Mozilla

    04/09/2014 11:53:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/09/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Faith Driven Consumer launched an #OpenZilla campaign in response to the recent resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich whose support for California's Proposition 8 in 2008 caused uproar. The #OpenZilla campaign seeks to ensure the software company expresses inclusiveness and respect toward its religious employees who may oppose same-sex marriage. Faith Driven Consumer, a group that seeks to connect Christian consumers with faith-compatible companies, has requested the Silicon Valley-based software company provide clarification on its diversity policy to ensure employees will not be discriminated against for their religious beliefs. Recently, Eich resigned from his newly-appointed post as CEO of Mozilla,...
  • Why Breitbart News Looks Different

    04/09/2014 9:57:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/9/14 | Ben Shapiro
    Are you visiting Breitbart News and wondering just why our website looks so odd? Here’s the answer: today, Breitbart News has decided to create a visual presentation. This visual presentation is designed to show Americans just what it would mean for those with control of the internet browsers we all use to censor our content the way they now censor those who work for them. Our website for the next several hours will depict just what Breitbart.com would look if a browser like Firefox decided to block parts from you. Using JavaScript we've blacked out random words throughout the website...
  • American Fakectivism: Social Media activism by small numbers of people integrated into news cycle

    04/09/2014 7:51:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/09/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    What do the forced departure of Brendan Eich from Mozilla and #CancelColbert have in common? They are both examples of Fakectivism. Fakectivism is social media activism by small numbers of people that is integrated into the news cycle because it matches the media’s political agenda.Every Tea Party member knows that media coverage of actual protests is unequal. Twenty students, most of them volunteers at an environmental non-profit, protesting Keystone will get media coverage that a thousand Tea Party members protesting ObamaCare won’t receive.The same is true of online protests.Many of the real life protests covered by the media are fake....
  • The Rise of American Totalitarianism

    04/09/2014 3:02:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. What, precisely, had Eich done wrong? Back in 2008, Eich had donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 effort backing traditional marriage in California. Dating website OKCupid posted a ban on Firefox traffic, issuing a message to Firefox users instead: “Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.” That ban reportedly prompted the action at Mozilla.Of course, it was the people pushing for Eich’s ouster who were...
  • GAY MARRIAGE: The Mason-Dixon Line of Tolerance

    04/08/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas Tea Party News ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The recent ousting of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich highlights not just the huge cultural divide on the gay marriage debate, but our nation's dangerous misunderstanding of the term "tolerance." Tolerance is an absolute necessity in any free society. As defined by Merriam-Webster, tolerance is the willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. As we live in a society of more than 300 million diverse individuals, this is an essential nature to ensure domestic tranquility. The entire concept of liberty depends on each and every one of us accept that there are beliefs, attitudes and...
  • How to hit Mozilla Financially and still keep their browser(Caveat)

    04/08/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Vendome · 58 replies
    Vanity | 4/08/2014 | Vendome
    So I'm watching this whole "Firefox" uninstall effort going on, with some amusement. Y'all should understand that Google and Firefox have ways of winning even if you uninstall Firefox. I'll cover that in the body of my thread below
  • Welcome to The Reign of “Gay” #UninstallFirefox

    04/08/2014 2:34:08 PM PDT · by Diago · 17 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 08, 2014 | Carl E. Olson
    Welcome to The Reign of “Gay” April 08, 2014 Make no mistake, it has nothing to do with fun and games, and everything to do with the forced rationalization of grave depravity Carl E. Olson In the summer of 1992, I took my first real job, working as a graphic designer for the venerable Meier & Frank department store chain in downtown Portland, Oregon. Those three years proved to be quite educational for a fairly naïve young man fresh out of Bible college and figuring out the ways of the world in the very beautiful, exceedingly secular Northwest. Within...
  • Did Google’s $1 Billion Force Mozilla to Dump Brendan Eich?

    04/08/2014 7:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is highly speculative, but considering that some people are moving from Firefox to Chrome, it may be worth thinking about. Over the years, Mozilla’s reliance on Google has continued to grow. Indeed, in its report on Brendan Eich’s promotion to CEO of Mozilla, the WSJ noted that “Google accounted for nearly 90% of Mozilla’s $311 million in revenue.”So, with its Sugar Daddy having also gone on record as being virulently opposed to Proposition 8, to think that that Google’s support didn’t enter into discussions of whether Prop 8 backer Eich should stay or go seems, well, pretty much unthinkable.“It...
  • So, was evisceration of Brendan Eich “a PR stunt … nothing but a PR stunt”?

    04/08/2014 4:29:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 4-7-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    If people were played here, when does the boycott of OKCupid start? A narrative is emerging that the entire Brendan Eich evisceration campaign was a public relations stunt by OKCupid. That narrative is emerging from the left, based on facts uncovered by the right.Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller was the first to report that the founder of OKCupid, who also is the CEO of Match.com, donated many years ago to an anti-gay marriage congressman: Sam Yagan, who is currently CEO of the Match Group, which controls OkCupid, donated $500 to Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 back when he...
  • Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the 'most open, blatant example of the new fascism'

    04/07/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday. The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the "new fascism" of liberalism that's sweeping American life. "People need to realize, if you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career," Gingrich said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, 'if you don't agree with us...
  • MOZILLA** Interesting posting from an Insider

    04/07/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 158 replies
    Pastebin ^ | Apr 7th, 2014 | Mozilla Developer
    Hello. I am member of Mozilla's development team and these postings here lately force me now to react. Let me first clarify one thing. I do that because someone has finally to speak out some things... Things which should clearly brought out to the public.... First, the incident about our short time CEO Eich..... many of us do NOT agree with what has happened. There has been a massive amount of pressure inside and outside of Mozilla which brought him to resign from his post. About the ads in the new tab page... Our reasoning for this is to make...
  • Does Mozilla Dumping Its CEO Over Prop. 8/Anti-Gay-Marriage Stance = McCarthyism?

    04/07/2014 9:12:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Reason ^ | 04/07/2014 | Nick Gillespie
    So last week, Mozilla, the mission-based makers of lagging web browser Firefox, fired its newly appointed CEO Brendan Eich after the dating site OK Cupid publicized Eich's donation to Prop. 8, a California ballot initiative that barred same-sex marriage in the Golden State.As I wrote here and for Time: Now that we’re well past a subsistence economy, we live in a world of largely symbolic exchange, where we don’t simply choose something because we’re hungry or naked but because we want to make a statement about what sort of person we are, what sort of taste we possess, and what...
  • FAQ on CEO Resignation (Mozilla Blog)

    04/07/2014 7:47:12 AM PDT · by UB355 · 29 replies
    The Mozilla Blog ^ | 4/5/2014 | Unknown
    Over the past few days, we have received a lot of questions and seen a great number of media stories about the events surrounding Brendan Eich’s resignation from the role of CEO. Many of the media stories have incorrect facts, so we compiled the following FAQ as a resource for everyone to have access to the core facts. Here is the announcement on Brendan Eich stepping down as Mozilla CEO.
  • Alinsky Style Silencing Of Homosexual Marriage Opponents

    Brendan Eich was the CEO at Mozilla until it was discovered that he donated $1,000 to support Prop 8 in California. You’ll recall Prop 8 outlawed homosexual marriage in that state. It won of course, a majority of Californians supported outlawing such “marriages.” The progressive left however will not tolerate any dissent on this issue. As such they utilized classic Saul Alinsky tactics against Eich, threatening Mozilla with protests and boycotts. The fear of the negative publicity the progressives can drum up was enough for the company to send Eich on his way. In America today silence is enforced through...
  • Purge the Bigots (homosexual agenda)

    04/06/2014 3:45:54 PM PDT · by Salman · 69 replies
    Slate ^ | April 4 2014 | William Saletan
    ... A revolt among Mozilla staffers, compounded by pressure from software developers, outrage on Twitter and a boycott movement spearheaded by OkCupid, has driven Eich out. Baker, having accepted Eich’s resignation, offers this apology: “We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.” Some of my colleagues are celebrating. They call Eich a bigot who got what he deserved. I agree. But let’s not stop here. If we’re serious about enforcing the new standard, thousands of other employees who donated to the same anti-gay ballot measure must be punished....
  • The TOLERANT States Of America

    04/06/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The war that has been brewing between the Sexual Activists of America, and every day people of faith, morals, and conscience has moved into the major campaign of the conflict. This week has been bloody. For the better part of the past two years I have repeatedly stated on my radio show that we have entered a day where the Constitutional guarantee of absolute legal protection for one's freedom of religious faith and expression is running headlong into a culturally driven force that is a non-Constitutional right to sexual freedom. The United States Constitution doesn't address sex, sexuality, sexual...
  • Mozilla registers swell of negative feedback following Eich ouster

    04/05/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-5-2014 | Chuck Ross
    Mozilla, the company that operates the web browser Firefox, experienced its highest level of negative customer feedback the day after its embattled co-founder Brendan Eich resigned as CEO after gay rights activists objected to his appointment. On Thursday, Mozilla forced Eich to resign just two weeks after hiring him. At issue was a $1,000 donation Eich gave in 2008 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a successful ballot initiative which banned gay marriage. The decision to remove the man who invented the web scripting language JavaScipt did not sit well with many customers — many of them pelted Mozilla’s website...
  • Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

    04/05/2014 3:03:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2014 8:23 PM EDT | Martha Mendoza
    The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation. […] “There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with every bone in my body.” But Eich’s abrupt departure has stirred the debate over the fairness of forcing out a highly-qualified technology executive over his personal views and a single campaign...
  • WHAT MOZILLA MEANS (ON BRENDAN EICH’S DEFENESTRATION)

    04/05/2014 2:17:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/4/2014 | Robert P. George
    Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear.No Catholics need apply.Or Evangelical Christians.Or Eastern Orthodox.Or Orthodox Jews.Or Mormons.Or Muslims.Unless, that is, you are the “right kind” of Catholic, Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox Christian, observant Jew, Mormon, or Muslim, namely, the kind who believes your religious or philosophical tradition is wrong about the nature of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the view now dominant among secular elites is correct. In that case, Mozilla will consider you morally worthy to work for them. Or maybe you can work for them even if you do happen to believe (or...
  • Uh oh: 60% of Intel employees who donated in Prop 8 debate supported banning gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2014 | AllahPundit
    Using the LA Times’s trusty blacklist database, Nate Silver ran the numbers on donations from people who work at Fortune 500 Silicon Valley companies and discovered that a majority of every company’s employees donated towards defeating the ban. Every company, that is, except one.I want you to go grab some pliers, crack open your computer console, and join me in tearing the processor right out of that sucker. Political correctness begins on your own desktop, my friends. The Los Angeles Times maintains a database of contributions for and against Proposition 8. The database includes the names of a donor’s employer,...
  • Mozilla Chief Learns, if You Don’t Support Gay Marriage, You Don’t Deserve a Job

    04/04/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    As we enter this golden age of tolerance and diversity, the nation’s gay rights community is sending a warning message to Americans: If you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job. Apparently, Brendan Eich did not get that message. He’s the former chief executive officer at Mozilla, the technology group that gave us the Firefox Web browser. Eich resigned under a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed he had donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that protected traditional marriage. It’s unclear who outed Eich. But that really doesn’t matter. Once his donation...
  • Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

    04/04/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 99 replies
    cna ^ | April 4, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Brendan Eich, former head of Mozilla. Credit: Mozilla Foundation via wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Mountain View, Calif., Apr 4, 2014 / 08:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.   Andrew Sullivan – founding editor of political blog “The Dish” and writer of the first national cover-story in favor of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in 1989 – strongly criticized Eich's resignation in a April 3 post. “Will he now be forced to walk through the...
  • Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/4/2014 | Douglas Lang
    The newly elected CEO and co-founder of Mozilla - the maker of the Firefox web browser - was forced into resignation today after activists pressured the company over his donation to a political campaign that opposed same-sex marriage. Brendan Eich was forced into resigning from the company he co-founded just one month into his new role as CEO. In 2008 Eich donated $1000 to the campaign for California Proposition 8 and was widely chastised by the left press and social media. After his recent appointment as CEO his vilification was reawakened and he came under pressure from employees, press, social...
  • Brendan Eich and the New American Totalitarian State: Gay Marriage Activists force Mozilla CEO out

    04/04/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    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...
  • LGBT Witch Hunt Takes Down Mozilla CEO: Fascism or Free Speech? (PODCAST)

    04/04/2014 9:36:39 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 36 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/4/13 | Austin Petersen
    Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was pressured to step down after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 ballot measure against gay marriage. In a story twist, it was revealed that the Internal Revenue Service was responsible for a leak in which they turned over the donor records of the campaign to a gay rights group. Follow TLR on Google+ The controversy heated up when dating website OKCupid asked users not to access their site using the browser as an act of protest, which initiated a firestorm that resulted in Eich’s resignation. Curiously enough, Eich presided over...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Mozilla Resignation - (quite good)

    04/04/2014 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    Listening to Limbaugh | 4/4/14 | (just listening to Rush)
    Listening to Limbaugh at the moment, and I have got to hand it to Rush. He is going off on the left, for what happened to the former Mozille chief. Way to go Rush. Well said.
  • Mozilla's Anti-Gay-Marriage CEO Is Out

    04/03/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/03/2014 | Jay Yarow
    Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich is out. Eich is resigning as CEO and leaving the board of Mozilla, the open-source computing company that makes the Firefox browser. He had been under fire for supporting anti-gay marriage legislation in California in 2008. Some Mozilla employees had been calling for his resignation on Twitter for the past week. Dating site OkCupid changed its home page so that if someone using Firefox came to it, it would tell them about Eich and suggest they switch browsers.
  • Corrosive Conformity [Mozilla]

    04/04/2014 6:57:18 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | April 4, 2014 | The Editors
    In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich both were against gay marriage. Senator Obama averred his support for the one-man/one-woman view of marriage, while Mr. Eich, a cofounder of the Mozilla web-browser company, donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8 — a California ballot initiative that had the effect of making Senator Obama’s avowed marriage policy the law in California, at least until a federal court overturned it on the theory that California’s constitution is unconstitutional. Barack Obama inexplicably remains, as of this writing, president of the United States of America, but Mr. Eich has just been forced out as CEO...
  • A Gay CEO with Balls Needs to Hire Eich and Halt this Crap

    04/04/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Patheos ^ | 04/04/2014 | Elizabeth Scalia
    If the headline strikes some as offensive, it will nevertheless remain, because that’s the case I’m making, and I’m sticking with it: a gay CEO with a pair of brass ones needs to step up and speak truth to a growing, and most illiberal new power. He or she needs to hire Brendan Eich in some sort of corporate leadership capacity for the sake of the most fundamental of freedoms — the freedom to think what you want to think, even if your thinking is unpopular or deemed “mistaken” — and in so doing boldly declare that our society has...
  • Mozilla speaks, sort of

    04/04/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 72 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 4, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Under the heading “Brendan Eich steps down as CEO,” Mozilla has posted the following statement in the name of executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker. Eich has “stepped down” from his position at Mozilla days after his appointment, following the revelation that he contributed $1,000 to the campaign supporting the passage of Prop 8 in California six years ago. The Wall Street Journal covers the story here. Baker’s statement is must reading, though it requires some translation. It is not exactly straightforward. Using the mandatory shibboleths, the statement refers to a corporate culture of “diversity and inclusiveness.” If you’ve read 1984, you...
  • Mozilla thoughtcrime, IRS corruption, and the devaluation of marriage

    04/04/2014 2:18:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Instablog ^ | 4/4/2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Just a couple of weeks into his tenure as CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich has been ousted by a mob of jackbooted same-sex marriage supporters, for the unforgivable crime of donating $1000 in 2008 to the Proposition 8 gay-marriage ban in California.  Eich co-founded Mozilla and created the indispensable Javascript programming language, but none of that counted for much against his long-ago financial support of traditional marriage.We've had a few nasty culture clashes of late, but this one takes the cake.  Eich was quite literally persecuted for a thoughtcrime.  He didn't say something that the gay marriage crowd found offensive,...
  • Dissent on a One-Way Street

    04/04/2014 4:19:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1000.00 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woman. Eich recently became chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla, part of the Mozilla Foundation, oversees pieces of the Mozilla web browser Firefox -- an open source rival to Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. Half the board resigned when Mozilla named Eich the CEO. The online dating service OKCupid called for a boycott of Mozilla. Contributing to an unpopular cause six years ago -- during a time the left claimed "dissent is patriotic" --...
  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    04/03/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 5:38 PM EDT | Sarah Skidmore Sell
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View, Calif.-based organization that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by promoting Eich. …
  • TruthRevolt Blocks Mozilla Firefox to Protest Anti-Conservative Discrimination

    04/03/2014 8:14:50 PM PDT · by This Just In · 132 replies
    BreitbartNews ^ | April 3, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Thursday, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned thanks to pressure by both the company infrastructure and the left over a $1,000 donation he made to Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative that would have enshrined traditional marriage as the standard for state marriage in California.
  • Mozilla CEO on Gay Marriage Row: I Keep My Personal Beliefs Out of the Office

    04/02/2014 4:41:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Katherine Weber
    Brendan Eich, the new CEO of Mozilla, which is behind the Firefox web browser, is speaking out amid criticism that he made a donation in 2008 to California's amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Eich said he keeps his personal beliefs and work separate. Saying he has kept his beliefs out of Mozilla "all these 15 years we've been going," Eich told the Guardian on Tuesday that the principle that he has operated by and that is also formalized in the company's code of conduct "is it's really about keeping anything that's not central to...
  • Legal expert calls for Mozilla boycott after CEO apologizes for backing true marriage

    03/31/2014 6:29:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 63 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Mozilla announced on March 24 that Eich, who had served as Chief Technology Officer for almost a decade and was a co-founder of the company, had been appointed as CEO. Following the outcry from homosexualists when it became known that Eich had supported Proposition 8, the new CEO wrote a blog post pledging his “active commitment to equality” and expressing “sorrow at having caused pain” through the Prop 8 donation. Despite the post, social media has erupted in calls for his resignation.
  • Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Alpha Nerd, Takes Over as CEO (Q&A)

    03/25/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | March 24, 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    The inventor of JavaScript and the Firefox developer's chief technology officer now is running the show. Top agenda items: Firefox OS and Mozilla services.Brendan Eich, the programmer who invented JavaScript in a 10-day burst of activity at Netscape in 1995, now is the chief executive of Mozilla, the nonprofit organization that develops the Firefox browser and Firefox OS mobile operating system. Eich worked on the Netscape Navigator browser and -- after Microsoft won the first browser wars of the 1990s -- on Mozilla's effort to make something useful of the Netscape open-source code base. Although Mozilla succeeded in restoring competition...
  • Did You Know that Mozilla is Hijacking the Internet?

    08/13/2013 9:53:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 25 replies
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 12 August 2013 | Glyn Moody
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the incredible spectacle of the European arm of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) attacking Mozilla on the grounds that the latter had "lost its values" because it insisted on defending the users' rights to control how cookies were used on their systems. Now, given the barrage of mockery from all sides that this monumentally daft tactic has provoked, you might have expected wiser counsels to prevail, and for the IAB to have crawled into some quiet little corner in the hope that people would stop making fun of it, and just forget...
  • Mozilla Comes under Attack - and of Age

    07/21/2013 12:03:09 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 18 July 2013 | Glyn Moody
    Back in March, I wrote about the odd little attack by the European arm of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) on Mozilla's plans to put control of cookies firmly in the hands of users. Alas, the IAB seems not to have come to its senses since then, but has instead doubled down, and launched one of the most bizarre assaults on Mozilla and the open Web that I have ever read. I warmly recommend you to read it - I suspect you will find it as entertaining in its utter absurdity as I do. It's entitled "Has Mozilla Lost Its...
  • Firefox getting smarter about third-party cookies [blocks them]

    03/01/2013 2:55:09 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    Mozilla.org ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | mozilla.org
    Mozilla has a long running interest in fostering greater transparency, trust and accountability related to privacy and the many cookie-based practices we see today. fx nightly v22.0a1 privacy tabOn Friday, Mozilla released a Firefox patch into its “Nightly” channel that changes how cookies from third party companies function. Users of this build of Firefox must directly interact with a site or company for a cookie to be installed on their machine. The patch also provides an additional control setting under the “Privacy” tab in Firefox’s Preferences menu (see image). Many years of observing Safari’s approach to third party cookies, a...