Score another victory for the fascist Mozilla guerrillas of California.
Who are the Mozilla guerrillas?
They are the homosexualistas who targeted Brendan Eich, the new chief executive officer of Mozilla, the company best known for creating Firefox, for the outrage of donating $1,000 to support the 2008 Proposition 8 marriage-definition initiative that was approved by the majority of voters of progressive California.
Eich resigned under the pressure last week.
Apparently, according to this new litmus test of the “tolerance” police, anyone who supported the popular proposition no longer deserves to work in California.
Not only that, Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell (yes, Mitchell) Baker apologized for not firing Eich fast enough: “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.”
But he committed the unpardonable sin of donating $1,000 to a campaign to recognize marriage as an institution between one man and one woman.
When OkCupid.com, a dating website specializing in all manner of hookups, called for a boycott of Mozilla, the company caved to the pressure like a house of cards. OkCupid.com sent messages to visitors who accessed the site through Firefox suggesting they use alternative browsers.
“Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples,” the message said. “We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.”
Meet the friendly new face of “inclusiveness” and “diversity.”
But that was merely the last straw. Since he was appointed CEO last month, homosexualist groups, other websites and even his own employees pressured the company to dump him.
The father of five steadfastly refused to discuss his political donation.
“I’m not going to discuss Prop 8 here or on Twitter,” he wrote in a blog post. “There is no point in talking with the people who are baiting, ranting, and hurling four-letter abuse. Personal hatred conveyed through curse words is neither rational nor charitable, and strong feelings on any side of an issue do not justify it. In contrast, people expressing non-abusive anger, sadness, or disagreement, I understand, grieve, and humbly accept.”
In an interview, Eich said: “I don’t want to talk about my personal beliefs because I kept them out of Mozilla all these 15 years we’ve been going,” he said. “I don’t believe they’re relevant.”
He said his donation to the campaign was “personal” and said Mozilla’s code of conduct emphasized the principle of “keeping anything that’s not central to our mission out of our office.”
Apparently, the powers that be at the company he helped start disagreed. Or perhaps it believes that only people of certain political, moral or religious viewpoints are welcome at Mozilla.
Is this the new standard for corporate leadership in America?
Is this not the opposite of “diversity,” “tolerance” and “inclusiveness”? Must everyone think alike in America today or face the persecution of losing one’s job?
The proponents of same-sex marriage don’t call it that. They call for “marriage equality.” But they don’t mean that. They aim only to redefine marriage from a union of one man and one woman. And if you oppose their goal in the marketplace of ideas or by quietly working within the political system as a private citizen, you will be publicly tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.
And that’s the new definition of “diversity,” pluralism,” “tolerance” and “inclusiveness.”
That sounds to me like the opposite of “diversity,” “pluralism,” “tolerance,” “inclusiveness” and “equality.”
Amazing how quickly American values are collapsing to the catcalls of a vicious, immoral minority of intolerant, fascist thugs.
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