Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Homosexualists Declare War on Internet Browser

Brendan Eich, CEO of Mozilla, the non-profit maker of Firefox, is the latest target of intolerant Gay Agenda radicals for his tiny $1,000 donation in support of natural marriage in California many years ago. Three directors of Mozilla have resigned, reportedly in protest of Eich, who is now downplaying his past actions, and pleading with the homosexualists not to boycott Mozilla, but the war mongers insist that Eich be fired and ostracized from corporate America.
“Mozilla supports equality for all, including marriage equality for LGBT couples. No matter who you are or who you love, everyone deserves the same rights and to be treated equally.”
-- Official statement from Mozilla
And still, homosexuals ask Christians, "How could my 'gay marriage' affect you?"  Answer: Who will hire me?

UPDATE 4/4/14: Brendan Eich resigns CEO post
Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.
-- Andrew Sullivan, pro-homosexual writer posted

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Christian Sports Commentator Fired for Supporting Natural Marriage

Christians Cause Workplace Conflict, So Silence Them

President Obama's DOJ Forces Employees to Celebrate Homosexuality

Christians Can Forget Having Any Career at NASA

Gays & Atheists Demand Air Force Fire Evangelicals

In addition, read how the media trumpet the homosexualists' persecution of Christians, but also read how Bible-believing Christians have responded.

-- From "Three Mozilla Board Members Resign over Choice of New CEO" by Alistair Barr, Wall Street Journal 3/28/14

Three Mozilla board members resigned over the choice of Brendan Eich, a Mozilla co-founder, as the new CEO. Gary Kovacs, a former Mozilla CEO who runs online security company AVG Technologies; John Lilly, another former Mozilla CEO now a partner at venture-capital firm Greylock Partners; and Ellen Siminoff, CEO of online education startup Shmoop, left the board last week.

The departures leave three people on the Mozilla board: co-founder Mitchell Baker; Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and Katharina Borchert, chief executive of German news site Spiegel Online.

Firefox is the world’s second-most-popular Web browser on personal computers, with 18% market share, according to Net Applications, a web-analytics consulting firm. That trails Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with 58% share, and just ahead of Google’s Chrome, with 17% share.

Unlike Apple, Microsoft and Google, Mozilla is a non-profit organization focused on improving the web and keeping it open for users. Eich will have to balance this goal with the need to generate at least enough revenue to pay for the organization’s many projects.

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From "Dating Web site OkCupid is breaking up with Firefox" by Gail Sullivan, Washington Post 4/1/14

The revelation of Eich’s position caused controversy at Mozilla when it was uncovered in 2012. But last week it rose to a fever pitch after Mozilla named its cofounder and former Chief Technology Officer to the position of CEO following the resignation of Gary Kovacs last April.

Eich’s promotion led to a Twitter backlash, prompted three Mozilla board members to quit, and inspired the dating Web site OKCupid to pen a political missive discouraging its members from accessing the site through Mozilla’s Firefox web browser.

“Hello there, Mozilla Firefox user. Pardon this interruption of your OkCupid experience. Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid,” the message says. Below that are links to other web browsers users can use to access the site.

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From "OkCupid urges boycott of Mozilla over CEO's gay marriage views" by Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network 4/1/14

Eich, who was appointed CEO on March 24, stated his commitment to equality in a March 26 blog post. He pointed to the company's inclusion of health benefits for same-sex couples.

"I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything," Eich wrote. "I can only ask for your support to have the time to "show, not tell"; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain."

To make clear the company's position on gay marriage, Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker wrote, "Mozilla supports equality for all, explicitly including LGBT equality and marriage equality," according to a March 29 blog post.

But the company's choice has some within Mozilla upset and urging the new CEO to step down.

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From "Exclusive: Mozilla CEO Eich says gay-marriage firestorm could hurt Firefox (Q&A)" by Stephen Shankland, CNET 4/1/14

. . . in his first interview on the subject, Eich is responding with a message that Mozilla is at its core inclusive -- not just of gay-marriage supporters but also of people like him or gay-marriage opponents in Indonesia who also are part of the Mozilla cause. Those beliefs must be checked at the door on the way into Mozilla, he argues.

"If Mozilla cannot continue to operate according to its principles of inclusiveness, where you can work on the mission no matter what your background or other beliefs, I think we'll probably fail," he told CNET.

Though Eich refuses to discuss his own beliefs explicitly or say whether they've changed, he disagreed with the assertion that being opposed to gay-marriage rights is equivalent to being sexist or racist, and he said political and religious speech is still protected.

[Excerpts of the interview with CNET:]
. . . Beliefs that are protected [by the U.S. Constition], that include political and religious speech, are generally not something that can be held against even a CEO. I understand there are people who disagree with me on this one. . . . but I'm fighting shoulder to shoulder whether you're gay or straight, whether you're married or single, whether you're conservative or liberal, young or old, wherever you are in the world. I'm trying to overcome barriers that marginalize people.

I prefer not to talk about my beliefs. One of the things about my principles of inclusiveness is not just that you leave it at the door, but that you don't require others to put targets on themselves by labeling their beliefs, because that will present problems and will be seen as divisive.

I don't think it's good for my integrity or Mozilla's integrity to be pressured into changing a position. If Mozilla became more exclusive and required more litmus tests, I think that would be a mistake that would lead to a much smaller Mozilla, a much more fragmented Mozilla.

. . . We need all the people around the world with talent helping, otherwise we won't achieve our mission. Mozilla really is different. We're not a giant, well-funded company.

. . . the Indonesian community supports me but doesn't have quite the megaphone. We have to be careful to put the principles of inclusiveness first.
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From "Robert George, NOM Co-Founder, Slams Mozilla And Brendan Eich For Response To Anti-Gay Donation News" reported by Huffington Post 4/2/14

In an interesting twist, Eich and his company are now apparently being targeted by a prominent anti-gay figure. Robert George, who is the co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), penned a lengthy Facebook post denouncing Eich and Mozilla for their respective statements in the wake of the controversy.

George, who claimed to have deleted Mozilla from his computer after the news broke, wrote:
. . . I have no problems with employers having morals clauses in people's contracts. But if someone believes in adultery, and a Christian or Jewish or Muslim school or other institution won't employ them because they commit adultery, I wouldn't expect them to contribute to the collection plate or pay a subscription at the church, synagogue, or mosque. So why should we buy and use Mozilla products?
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UPDATE 4/3/14: From "Mozilla’s Chief Felled by View on Gay Unions" by Nick Bilton And Noam Cohen, New York Times

In Silicon Valley, where personal quirks and even antisocial personalities are tolerated as long as you are building new products and making money, a socially conservative viewpoint may be one trait you have to keep to yourself.

Mr. Eich’s departure from the small but influential Mountain View, Calif., company highlights the growing potency of gay-rights advocates in an area that, just a decade ago, seemed all but walled off to their influence: the boardrooms of major corporations.

But it is likely to intensify a debate about the role of personal beliefs in the business world and raise questions about the tolerance for conservative views inside a technology industry long dominated by progressive and libertarian voices.

Throughout the controversy, Mr. Eich, who is in his early 50s, refused to repudiate his donation, even after being asked personally to do so in a meeting with two prominent software developers, who said they would no longer create apps for Firefox.

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Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

In addition, read American Decline: President Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians