Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Mar 2014 23:45 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

For the Internet community, the principles of free speech and equal rights are foundational. But in recent days, those issues are clashing at Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation and tech company behind the Firefox browser.

At issue is Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla, inventor of the much used Javascript programming language and the newly appointed CEO of the company. Eich made a $1,000 donation to the campaign for California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. The donation had come to light in 2012, but fizzled.

Opposing same-sex marriage is no different than opposing interracial marriage. As a Dutchman, it baffles me that an organisation like Mozilla appointed a man with such medieval ideas.

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by roracle on Tue 1st Apr 2014 09:50 UTC
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I think every person has the right to believe however they want. "Medieval" ideas are only that because YOU call them that. Your "contemporary" ideals will be sick and evil given enough time, too. (Imagine a future where most of humans are gone and homosexuality is looked as ignorant by everyone because they need to populate the earth).

Be a little more tolerant of someone else's ideals. I know it seems "intolerant" to not be on the gay's side, but the true intolerance is harping on traditionalists just because they are who they are.

Gay people can't change themselves, yet the gays always want everyone to change to accept them.

I'm gay, and I could care less about anyone's opinions about marriage, and I could care even less about anyone's laws regarding marriage, too.

Let people believe and support what they want to believe and support, and if you don't like it, then you're probably a communist. (a TRUE freedom fighter would protect the right of a person to believe anything even if it's against their own beliefs.)

Also, to those of you promoting democracy, you must be the majority in your country, because democracy is "rule by the majority". In the USA, we are not a democracy, we are a republic. That means the majority cannot have final say at all, so don't think your ideas of how the USA works is proper if you do not live here, as every nation on Earth has succumb to tyranny and communism while the USA stood alone, and now thanks to idiots who don't understand the world, we're heading that way, too. In Texas, we made all marraige non-recognizable. Here's the idiot response: straights still get married and gays still act victimized. Nothing changed except the law. Law is nothing, belief is everything.


Just because people don't agree with you or me, doesn't make them a bigot. It makes them different. I don't eat excrement, so are you going to attack me for not being more tolerant of at least trying the obviously edible feces? No, because it's disgusting but a small minority may like it...does that mean you should sit around without saying something, watching people eat their waste? And should YOU eat your waste just to show how tolerant you are?

Edited 2014-04-01 10:02 UTC

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