Mozilla CEO “resigns” after uproar over his opposition to gay marriage

posted at 4:41 pm on April 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

His opposition consisted of a $1,000 donation to support Proposition 8 in California made years ago. Over to you, John McCormack:

The difference between Eich and Obama is that. as far as we know, Eich didn’t lie to people’s faces about his views to further his own ambition. He could have publicly renounced his donation this week in the name of keeping his job, but apart from a statement about making sure that Mozilla supports everyone regardless of orientation, he didn’t. I imagine there must be some satisfaction to him in that. The ultimate goal in boycotts like these isn’t getting people fired, it’s enforcing uniformity of thought on the subject. When forced to choose, Eich evidently preferred to sacrifice his job rather than his beliefs.

In several interviews this week, Eich had insisted that he would not step down from the job he was only recently appointed to, due to the intense backlash over a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 in support of the ballot measure to ban gay marriage…

In an interview this morning, Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker said that Eich’s ability to lead the company that makes the Firefox Web browser had been badly damaged by the continued scrutiny over the hot-button issue, which had actually been known since 2012 inside the Mozilla community.

“It’s clear that Brendan cannot lead Mozilla in this setting,” said Baker, who added that she would not and could not speak for Eich. “The ability to lead — particularly for the CEO — is fundamental to the role and that is not possible here.”…

Baker — who became emotional at one point during the interview — noted that she was “doing a fair amount of self-reflection and I am wondering how did I miss it that this would matter more when he was the CEO.”

Having now exorcised the demon and returned to a state of grace in the eyes of moral watchdogs like OK Cupid, Baker took to groveling to the Mozilla “community” on the site’s blog:

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.

That’s the core of it. Eich’s free speech didn’t serve the cause of equality, therefore the company didn’t feel obliged to defend it. Free speech is valuable only insofar as it serves the right politics, an attitude shared by people far more influential than Mitchell Baker. Frankly, given that logic, why the company permits its users to access traditional marriage sites on Firefox is a mystery to me. Surely far more money has been donated to social conservative causes online, using the Firebox browser, than Brendan Eich donated to Prop 8. Why not block disfavored sites completely? Free speech is, after all, but a means to an end.

Sean Davis asks. a la McCormack:

Good question. The answer, I think, has to do with gauging what’s possible in different political subcultures. Liberals know a hard line on supporting gay marriage is apt to lose them a Senate seat in Arkansas. They’ll give Pryor a break in the name of victory — for now — just like they gave Obama a break. They don’t need to be as forgiving in left-leaning Silicon Valley. On the contrary, sacrificing the CEO of Mozilla is a ruthlessly efficient way to remind members of the tech community to toe the progressive line on hot-button issues like this one. They burned Eich pour encourager les autres.

If you oppose gay marriage (which I do not), you should treat this as a lesson that organized economic power is really your only way to make SSM fans think twice about purge-minded boycotts. You’re not going to talk them into an “agree to disagree” accommodation at this point; the trends in popular opinion are too far in their favor, and to many of them, opposing gay marriage is tantamount to opposing interracial marriage, i.e. a vestige of a system of persecution. Start by dropping Firefox, if you use it now, and go from there. If you don’t, this will keep happening.


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I’m not about to switch to Chrome and I never cared for Opera – how’s safari on windows these days?

Skywise on April 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Apple stopped development on it about a year or so ago, i think you can still get it if you look hard enough, but it’s unstable and not updated anymore.

clearbluesky on April 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

The free flow of information is key to an informed society.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Free flow of information? The left doesn’t want a conversation or the other side to have a voice. They will shut you up any way they can – whether it’s a culture so toxic to your views you cannot utter them or a government that punishes you for non-compliance.

If you think this situation demonstrates a free flow of information then that’s a very sad commentary.

gwelf on April 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Eich also invented JavaScript which is the backbone of browsers.

Will the gaystapo demand everyone drop JavaScript too?

gwelf on April 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

On the upside, I’ll be looking for a new browser….probably chrome? NOOOOOoooooo!

Google is antichrist.

Looking for another browser…..

Diluculo on April 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I’m not about to switch to Chrome and I never cared for Opera – how’s safari on windows these days?

Skywise on April 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

You could try SRWare Iron. Chromium, essentially, without all the Google branding and privacy issues.

ddrintn on April 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM

gwelf on April 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I didn’t know that he invented JS. Very cool.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM

From the resignation announcement page:

And you need free speech to fight for equality.

yet …

Comments are closed

Mark Boabaca on April 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

We just deleted the Firefox browser from our desktop & laptop.

itsnotaboutme on April 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

I strongly believe this nation is quickly headed for the rubbish bin of history. Our best years are behind us. It was a fun experiment.

DisneyFan on April 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

I didn’t know that he invented JS. Very cool.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Yup.

The creator of js won’t be able to get a job in Silicon Valley now.

gwelf on April 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Behavior like this might make it easier for people on the fence regarding gay marriage to decide that the gay community have become as big of victim card players as many in the black community.

katiejane on April 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Apparently, society has changing values over time. If conservative viewpoints are “toxic”, then I suggest trying harder to win over converts.

As I recall from reading various articles, the moral majority types found something every week to boycott or be upset about, when it was relevant before I was born.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Good thing you’re in the stoopid zone.

Key West Reader on April 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

As I recall from reading various articles, the moral majority types found something every week to boycott or be upset about, when it was relevant before I was born.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Yeah, and progs were b1tching about it constantly.

ddrintn on April 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

gwelf on April 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Well, let’s hope he wins his IRS lawsuit. Either way, the man is brilliant and can write his own ticket. A company that won’t hire him is hurting themselves, not him.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

If you oppose gay marriage (which I do not)

Because it’s impossible to be an atheist & also completely conservative.

itsnotaboutme on April 3, 2014 at 5:50 PM

chrome and opera are fully pro gay marriage, even moreso than firefox.
and since google owns mozilla swapping browsers is stupid.
I use palemooon, a fork of firefox.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Just sent message to Mozilla telling them why I’m deleting all their products.

Kaffa on April 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Mozilla hires and keeps employees that support that anti-semtie LaRouche…oh, but the horror of one not supporting gay marriage, he must be fired!

Reason #14168 Why I Can Never Be a Liberal

sentinelrules on April 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I will have to download Opera later. It is slow right now. Must be a lot of people trying to download it right now.

davidk on April 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

If he had donated to planned parenthood I wonder how many here would be shrieking “fascist” right now.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Nice try. Better question would be what if he (publicly) refused to donate to Planned Parenthood. The Susan G. Komen Foundation assault comes to mind.

wolfsDad on April 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

sentinelrules on April 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Au contraire… You, like me, are probably a liberal I the truest sense of the word.

Skywise on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Just another day in Barack Obama’s America . . .

Northside on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

This is disingenuous even for you.

You have never heard a pro-life/anti-abort person threaten a boycott of a company because of a personal donation that an executive made.

We certainly choose to boycott companies who have pro-abortion policies or corporate giving policies that promote abortion, but we’re not into having individuals fired for their own pro-abort beliefs.

You for example- do you honestly think that pro-lifers should call your boss and insist you be fired because you’re pro-abortion? It has nothing to do with the company, but so what? Pro-lifers are just sooooo intolerant, they require you, MJB, be fired or they’ll bring your company to its knees. (Would you still be celebrating that free market thing?)

Yes, I kind of like the idea of having you fired under threat of boycott because you support baby-killing. Seem very likely? Ever heard of it happening? No, of course not. But its apparently a popular tactic among your fellow travelers.

Pless1foEngrish on April 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM

–Prolife organizations threatened a boycott of United Airlines a few years ago because the CEO sponsored a Planned Parenthood event.

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

I will have to download Opera later. It is slow right now. Must be a lot of people trying to download it right now.

davidk on April 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Has the new WebKit-based Opera finally gotten a bookmarks manager? That was the deal-breaker for me when I tried v.17 or something not too long ago. I used to love Opera back in the day.

ddrintn on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

As I recall from reading various Democrat Media articles, the moral majority types found something every week to boycott or be upset about, when it was relevant before I was born.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Fixed.

Hilarious how you Leftists are still crying about a group that only had 4 million members, and also went out of existence a quarter of a century ago.

A+

Del Dolemonte on April 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

–Prolife organizations threatened a boycott of United Airlines a few years ago because the CEO sponsored a Planned Parenthood event.
jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Cite?

Skywise on April 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Well, let’s hope he wins his IRS lawsuit. Either way, the man is brilliant and can write his own ticket. A company that won’t hire him is hurting themselves, not him.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Any company that hires him is going to get the same treatment as Mozilla did except worse. The company that hires him is going to be immediately branded as a hate group.

gwelf on April 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

I have gone from indifference to hatred of the gay mafia community. Pretty much the same way I evolved over Islamic fundamentalism after 9/11. This sh*t makes me sick to my stomach. This guy Eich did not deserve this AT ALL.

KickandSwimMom on April 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Gee. Decisions, decisions, decisions…… May just have to keep FF for a bit. Its okay. I seldom if never do boycotts.

Bmore on April 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

https://www.catholicvote.org/action-item-tell-united-airlines-to-dump-planned-parenthood/comment-page-1.

http://www.abbyjohnson.org/no-to-united-airlines-2.

–Links of calls to boycott United Airlines because of the personal actions of its CEO. You are wrong, Press1foEngrish.

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

I’m not about to switch to Chrome and I never cared for Opera – how’s safari on windows these days?

Skywise on April 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Chrome is probably the best. It automatically updates your flash player, and it’s easier to login to your google account where ever you go. Safari uses too much flash memory.

cimbri on April 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

If he had donated to planned parenthood I wonder how many here would be shrieking “fascist” right now.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

There is nothing “controversial” about donating to Planned Parenthood. In fact, donating to left-wing causes is a resume enhancer. Being a Democrat and a leftist propels you to the top of American society since they hold all the cards.

Donating to anything — or being a member of anything — that goes against the Ruling Left’s orthodoxy is increasingly becoming risky. Who knows, maybe posting at Hot Air will one day be considered a hate crime or a “micro-aggression”.

Punchenko on April 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Hey Del. jim56 needs a grade or 2.

22044 on April 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Everyone’s favorite Stalinist jimbo3 to play the relativist role!

Murphy9 on April 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

I’m a free software fan boy. Have you looked at a Linux distro? Mandrake is a good one for a transition from Windows.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Mandrake ceased to exist years ago, if you actually used it you would know what its called now. plus the last I knew (and I may be wrong here as its been a year or so since I looked) its no longer free as its a business distro with a support contract.
and it is not a good replacement for windows.
mint and zorin are easy to use, simple for new users and still powerful enough for experienced users.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

–Prolife organizations threatened a boycott of United Airlines a few years ago because the CEO sponsored a Planned Parenthood event.

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Playing that game is easy.

The National Organization for Women urged a boycott of those states that did not pass the pro-abortion “Equal Rights Amendment” to the Constitution of the United States of America.

Pro-abortion groups boycotted Dayton Hudson (now Target Corporation) when it stopped giving money to Planned Parenthood. (It could be argued that the groups abused and perverted the basic altruistic nature of the economic boycott by using it as a means of extracting money from the target–an act sometimes called “extortion.”)

And my fave:

Pro-abortion groups boycotted Domino’s Pizza when its founder made a personal donation (not with corporate money) toward pro-life work.

Del Dolemonte on April 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

I read on one of the threads here at HA you had been banned from here once before. Is that true? If yes. What was it for if you don’t mind me asking? If no. Just disregard.

Bmore on April 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

chrome and opera are fully pro gay marriage, even moreso than firefox.
and since google owns mozilla swapping browsers is stupid.
I use palemooon, a fork of firefox.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Ah pfft, forgot about the deal between google and mozilla. Opera’s always been slow and buggy on my machine, i’ll give paleomoon a try.

clearbluesky on April 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Chrome is probably the best. It automatically updates your flash player, and it’s easier to login to your google account where ever you go. Safari uses too much flash memory.

cimbri on April 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

it also updates itself with no ability to stop it.
and google….owners of mozilla, even more pro gay.
firefox and its forks still the lesser of multiple evils.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

On the upside, I’ll be looking for a new browser….probably chrome? NOOOOOoooooo!

Google is antichrist.

Looking for another browser…..

Diluculo on April 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I hate Google, too, and Chrome. Firefox is becoming more like Chrome all the time, thanks to Google’s infiltration. Upcoming versions of FF are going to be going over like Windows 8.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Zorin has a little more of a Windows like gui than Mint, but both are good.

clearbluesky on April 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Businesses that purge employees based on ideology will soon find themselves being uncompetitive. After all, if they eliminate 40% of the appropriate talent pool they will have to pay up for the remaining workers. They will also lose out on the contributions of singular talent among that group. So, aside from a high level, symbolic scalp, it is generally not in their interest to do that.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The same argument could be made about any anti-discrimination law. The facts are otherwise. It just doesn’t work like that. The oppressed keep their mouths shut to avoid the oppression and keep their jobs, they don’t go to the competition. And in the high-tech world, there is no competitor which doesn’t kow-tow to the ghey mafia.

In theory, your thesis is correct. But as the great American philosopher Lawrence Peter Berra observed, “In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.”

Adjoran on April 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

If you want to boycott:

This firing was in response to a boycott of Firefox on a website called Cupid.com which is owned by IAC/InteractiveCorp:

IAC/InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC) is an American internet company with over 50 brands across 40 countries headquartered in New York City.[1] The Chairman and Senior Executive is Barry Diller,[2][3] who was previously head of Paramount Pictures, Fox Broadcasting, and USA Broadcasting.

IAC owns a number of companies and websites including
Match.com
Vimeo
The Daily Beast
Urbanspoon
Investopedia
About.com
Ask.com
Chemistry.com
CityGrid Media
Citysearch
CollegeHumor
DailyBurn
Dictionary.com
Electus
Felix
HomeAdvisor
Meetic
Mindspark Interactive Network
OkCupid
People Media
Reference.com
SpeedDate.com
Thesaurus.com
Tinder
Tutor.com

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Buh bye Firefox.

BD57 on April 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

TY. I am pretty out of date. I guess it doesn’t take long to morph into a dinosaur :-)

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Bmore, I have no idea why some people here think I was someone who apparently posted here years ago. I also have no idea why some people here have so little to do that they would even remember that person.

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Zorin has a little more of a Windows like gui than Mint, but both are good.

clearbluesky on April 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

yup, I find mint a bit more stable though.
until 2 days ago was booting win7, mint, zorin, ubuntu.
had to pull nix drive for something though so just win7 with win8.1 on VM.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

“While the goal is for it to be unacceptable to express public disapproval of gays being married”

thuja on April 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Tyranny under the guise of ‘tolerance’…..

kozanne on April 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Prolife organizations threatened a boycott of United Airlines a few years ago because the CEO sponsored a Planned Parenthood event.

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Again, there is nothing “controversial” about donating to PP.

The MSM is not going to camp out on your lawn with TV vans because you donated to PP.

Your fellow CEOs and billionaires will not ostracize you for donating to PP.

You will not be given dirty looks at social functions because you donate to PP.

The taste-makers, literatti, artists, etc. will not lampoon you and criminalize your very being in mass media because you donated to PP. If anything, you will be celebrated.

The people at the top of American society are progressive. There is only rewards for those who follow the official ideology and an incentive structure in place that keeps the West on a leftward projection.

Punchenko on April 3, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Goodbye Firefox, I hardly used ye.

TMink on April 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Mandrake ceased to exist years ago, if you actually used it you would know what its called now.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

It’s still around. It’s just called Mandriva now.

ddrintn on April 3, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Allahpundit, I think it’s lame that you felt the need to add that you do not oppose gay marriage. Why did you do that? I feel it’s pandering on some level when essayists toss in these admissions. Why does it matter? It smells like cowardice, or pandering, or both. It’s irrelevant to this story what you believe.

VirginiaPlain on April 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

What to do…I need a good browser and I can’t get IE to work on my computer at home.

Gonna have to check out Opera & Safari, I suppose.

I also have and use Chrome.

22044 on April 3, 2014 at 6:14 PM

–Totally dude.

Murphy9 on April 3, 2014 at 6:14 PM

If you want to boycott:

This firing was in response to a boycott of Firefox on a website called Cupid.com which is owned by IAC/InteractiveCorp:

IAC/InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC) is an American internet company with over 50 brands across 40 countries headquartered in New York City.[1] The Chairman and Senior Executive is Barry Diller,[2][3] who was previously head of Paramount Pictures, Fox Broadcasting, and USA Broadcasting.

IAC owns a number of companies and websites including
Match.com
Vimeo
The Daily Beast
Urbanspoon
Investopedia
About.com
Ask.com
Chemistry.com
CityGrid Media
Citysearch
CollegeHumor
DailyBurn
Dictionary.com
Electus
Felix
HomeAdvisor
Meetic
Mindspark Interactive Network
OkCupid
People Media
Reference.com
SpeedDate.com
Thesaurus.com
Tinder
Tutor.com

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Barry Diller? Er… um.

Punchenko on April 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Spanks. Now viral on FB

Key West Reader on April 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Same sex ‘marriage’ and abortion are the same. Y’all can make both behaviors legal, but you will never make them right or moral. No matter how many purses you fling around or how many tampons you wear on your ears…

bimmcorp on April 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Come to think of it, is Gentoo still around?

ddrintn on April 3, 2014 at 6:17 PM

yup, I find mint a bit more stable though.
until 2 days ago was booting win7, mint, zorin, ubuntu.
had to pull nix drive for something though so just win7 with win8.1 on VM.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Yeah, i really like mint, my old desktop is a dedicated nix machine at this point, runs mint 13 with backports from 16. Still have Windows on the laptop of course though.

clearbluesky on April 3, 2014 at 6:18 PM

it also updates itself with no ability to stop it.

It’s possible to stop the automatic updates, but you’ve got to go outside of Chrome to do it. I hate Google, and what it stands for.

and google….owners of mozilla, even more pro gay.
firefox and its forks still the lesser of multiple evils.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

There are other browsers out there, too, like Maxthon, various non-Google versions of Chrome/Chromium, Avant, etc.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

It’s still around. It’s just called Mandriva now.

ddrintn on April 3, 2014 at 6:12 PM

I know that, was pointing out the person advocating for it didn’t.
I just looked (albeit really fast) and still didn’t see a free version, only a support contract version. I hated it as mandrake when it was free.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

More Leftist tolerance for free speech:

Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s television talk show and its advertisers were boycotted because she had publicly opposed homosexuality.

By contrast, Rosie O’Donnell’s vocal beliefs on homosexuality and gun control did not mean she had to leave television. O’Donnell, a lesbian, was called “brave,” while Schlessinger, whose show was cancelled, was called a “homophobic bigot.”

Del Dolemonte on April 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Chrome for me. No support for fascism.

Southernblogger on April 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Okay then. Back to Chrome. Shame; I like Firefox.

If you oppose gay marriage (which I do not), you should treat this as a lesson that organized economic power is really your only way to make SSM fans think twice about purge-minded boycotts.

This is exactly why supporting SSM is wrong-headed. It’s not as if they haven’t always used gestapo tactics to get what they want, so it’s not a moral argument; it’s a power grab. It’s about creating a special class of citizen. You either believe what you’re told to believe or you’re … unemployable.

BKeyser on April 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM

I know that, was pointing out the person advocating for it didn’t.
I just looked (albeit really fast) and still didn’t see a free version, only a support contract version. I hated it as mandrake when it was free.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Mageia is essentially the free version these days.

clearbluesky on April 3, 2014 at 6:22 PM

AP, why do you state your opinion on SSM and obscure it on other things, like abortion? I mean, I can draw what I think are strong inferences both by what you say and don’t say, if you will. Just curious as to the reasoning behind the distinction.

mrsknightley on April 3, 2014 at 6:24 PM

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Well, welcome on board. Here is a tutorial should you need it. ; )

Bmore on April 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Exactly my thoughts, MrsKnightley.

VirginiaPlain on April 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

I hated it as mandrake when it was free.

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Not my fave either. I was an Ubuntu guy. Back in the day, though, it seemed to be the most friendly to those who wanted to escape Redmond’s force field. That was why I mentioned it.

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Mozilla CEO “resigns” after uproar over his opposition to gay marriage

I haven’t read any of the comments yet, but let me just say … you’re f***ing kidding me.

LashRambo on April 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Thanks. Posted that several places.

wyntre9 on April 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Unbelievable. I’m a pretty tolerant guy, but this sort of intolerance makes me more and more intolerant.

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Thanks for the info.

wyntre9 on April 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

I’m downloading two other browsers to try them out and decide which to go with. Then I’ll get things transferred so I can uninstall Firefox.

I should note something I hadn’t realized until I looked at this page on browsers: It’s a slug and the bottom of the barrel out of the top 5 browsers when it comes to response time. That along with the spotty operation of it’s plugin-container.exe approach to running plug-ins, it’s immense memory resource hogging, and the fact it can’t even operate without piggybacking on IE’s internet cache and then doesn’t clear when it clears it’s own cache, I’m almost disappointed Mozilla employees didn’t go after Eich earlier so as to have saved me years of frequent frustration.

Anyway, I’ll send a notice to them why they lost a customer right after I get moved over to a new browser so they can see it in the metadata.

[kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM]

Thanks for that list kcewa. I’m going to see if there is a way to add those to a do not connect list, maybe through suspected malware write-in or via a unique use of parental controls on my own surfing.

I think I’ll sign off for a while with … Mozilla is evil!

Dusty on April 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

If he started Mozilla, he has the smarts to start something else. I think there might be a market for a gay-free browser.

monalisa on April 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

MJBrutus on April 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Ubuntu keeps getting better all the time. I run Windows 7 on this computer and I like 7. My other computer is Ubuntu and it is easy to run and fills every need I use it for. I am not anti-Microsoft in any way but I do get tired of crap like Vista and 8

Southernblogger on April 3, 2014 at 6:37 PM

I have gone from indifference to hatred of the gay mafia community.

KickandSwimMom on April 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Me too. Likewise with the aggressive militant atheist community. They’re the stormtroopers for the cultural Marxists in the radical left.

~ Destroy family.
~ Destroy Judeo-Christian values.
~ Take the culture.
~ Take the govt.

petefrt on April 3, 2014 at 6:37 PM

This is my last comment on Firefox before I switch back to Internet Explorer.

mattmillburn on April 3, 2014 at 6:40 PM

If you oppose gay marriage (which I do not)_Allahpundit

Yes, we know.

Don’t worry you’re good with the pro gay bullies. You have nothing to worry about. Feel better?

CW on April 3, 2014 at 6:41 PM

There was another resignation today. Jacquelline Fuller, board member of World Vision.

“… I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry.”

ZachV on April 3, 2014 at 6:41 PM

MJBrutus

= POS

CW on April 3, 2014 at 6:42 PM

If you oppose gay marriage (which I do not), you should treat this as a lesson that organized economic power is really your only way to make SSM fans think twice about purge-minded boycotts.

Economic boycott will not work because this is an inquisition. Neither Jesus, nor Peter nor Paul would have won a boycott.

The hedonists will eventually foil boycotts anyway, via law and technology. There is a reason they focus on the control hubs of information and technology like Mozilla

The Inquisitors will not be happy just institutionalizing their expanding list of practices. They want judgmental speech banned as hate speech. Even then they will not be happy and they will purge their own of the ones who are insufficiently zealous.

The battle is not gay marriage. The battle is to normalize hedonism, a religion without limits

I support domestic partnerships for all, regardless of sex activity. Any one person needs another person under law for inheritance, property rights, and power of attorney.

That would never satisfy the Open Morality crowd, who will move on to polygamy, animal partners, consentual cannibalism and human sacrifice which will be called consentual ‘suicide’

The Bhuddist says the only truth is there is no truth

The Hedonist says, the only truth is, there is no absolute truth

The moving line eventually goes off the cliff. No wonder the unbelievers are attempting to alter the story of Noah. Noah was disdained. History repeats

entagor on April 3, 2014 at 6:42 PM

From what I’m seeing on Twitter, this isn’t turning out like Mozilla thought it would. People on the left and the right are disgusted. Sometimes fascism is so fasc-tastic it becomes a bridge too far even for the kinda sorta fascists.

Rational Thought on April 3, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Uninstalling Firefox tonight.
Might switch to Google Chrome.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 6:43 PM

When I read about this I immediately switched to Firefox.

Mojave Mark on April 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM

There was another resignation today. Jacquelline Fuller, board member of World Vision.

“… I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry.”

ZachV on April 3, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Yeah because everybody was screaming for her head unless she resigned… Totally identical situations. :rolleyes:

Skywise on April 3, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Did Brendan Eich see Goody Proctor with the devil? Did he see Goody Osbourne with the devil?

Rational Thought on April 3, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Mageia is essentially the free version these days.

clearbluesky on April 3, 2014 at 6:22 PM

hadn’t seen that, will check it out.
thanks.
although if it like old mandrake I won’t be checking for long :)
honestly I really like opensuse also since I am on a domain here at home.
if it weren’t for multifunction machine support (canon is big issue) with scanner/printer/fax I could dump windows (and I am a huge win7 fan) altogether. anydvd does run fine on a vm anddoes its job just fine :)

dmacleo on April 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

intolerance of tolerance.

Just wait until we tackle Bi-Sexual Marriage in a couple years.

kirkill on April 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Take a good look, this is what the left is: free speech hating, self-righteous pricks who can’t wait to tear this country down while preaching “diversity”.

Whitey Ford on April 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Hey.. can we start digging up all the things the left has said and done the past 20 years?

Can some one explain to me what freedom of speech and thought is today? Are we allowed to even have opposing opinions?

See this is really the crux of the issue.. are opposing opinions allowed today in America?

The very freaking people who used to complain about witch hunts instigated against them for their lifestyles or political thoughts are now demanding people be fired and business be closed over lifestyles and political thoughts!

You know.. they are only winning because nobody pushes back! And you don’t have the lead a campaign against gay marriage to push back! You only need to stand up and demand freedom of thought and freedom of speech and the right to have opposing views!

JellyToast on April 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I like Windows 7 and 8.1. Don’t see the reason for such hate of 8. It starts much faster for me than 7 did.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Hey liberals, look up the word “irony”. Think real hard …

Whitey Ford on April 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I like Windows 7 and 8.1. Don’t see the reason for such hate of 8. It starts much faster for me than 7 did.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

That explains a lot…

Skywise on April 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Allahpundit, I think it’s lame that you felt the need to add that you do not oppose gay marriage. Why did you do that? I feel it’s pandering on some level when essayists toss in these admissions. Why does it matter? It smells like cowardice, or pandering, or both. It’s irrelevant to this story what you believe.

VirginiaPlain on April 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

That’s the way I read these kind of disclaimers.
Essentially,it’s saying:
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“Please don’t punish me for this post defending free speech opposed to homosexual marriage,Gaystapo,because I,personally, am on your side.”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM

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