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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RE[4]: Crazy People
by bryanv on Tue 1st Apr 2014 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy People"
bryanv
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I'm what many would consider a conservative Christian.

Personally I don't consider myself all that 'conservative'.

I don't see why the government should be involved in my marriage to my wife. I don't need a government official to tell me God intended us to be together. In the same vein, I don't see how a couple guys (or gals) deciding they want to have the same legal rights as I do, yet express their affection for another in a manner I find distasteful makes *my* relationship involving *my wife* any less sanctified or meaningful. It doesn't. It's their problem that they don't understand it and will never experience that kind of relationship, not my problem.

It doesn't make any sense.

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