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.
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.
I just don’t understand people who want to control other people by attacking their jobs through boycotting and similar things.
These people often make the argument that they don’t want their money going to pay someone they don’t agree with.
And yet, these same people often won’t accept an argument against their favorite government policies which force other people to pay for things those other people don’t agree with.
And these same people object when a company boss rejects paying for his or her employee’s expenses which are objectionable such as contraception or abortion.
The solution is a strict separation between private and company life, which means the boss pays the money to the employees and they spend it however they want without consequences from him.
So these crazy people like that kind of separation for themselves, but want a different Mozilla CEO because of his private life.
If he is good at the job that should be the only thing that matters.
If it still matters to you then you should be equally happy when your boss fires you because of your political donations.
Why should you be able to have it both ways?