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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Interracial marriage would seem to be well-supported by Galatians 3:28 and the entire book of Ruth.

I'm unaware of anyone who promotes Sharia-like enforcement of the legal code of ancient Israel, something that Jesus dismissed as unnecessary in Mark 12:17. But it is not "picking and choosing" to follow the interpretation of the sacrificial and moral law in my personal life, exactly as Jesus stated.

You'll also note that I wrote in favor of equal treatment before American law for all people in my country. I stand by that, and also respect those who disagree with me on my personal beliefs. My concern remains those who seek to destroy those with whom they disagree.

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