OkCupid website asks users not to use Firefox, cites Mozilla CEO's anti-LGBT beliefs

By Himanshu Arora ยท 48 replies
Apr 1, 2014
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  1. Mozilla has been grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. After a few of its employees took to Twitter last week to express their disapproval of the new CEO, and the recent departure of half of its board members,...

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  2. After all the stuff I've seen on the WEB villifying this guy, I propose we just burn him at the stake.
    Seriously, enough is enough.
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    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Trying to get people to convert to chrome I see...
  4. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +27

    I actually feel sorry for the guy.

    He is basically being stigmatised and harassed for his beliefs. Imagine if this was the other way around. I don't think anybody truly doubts that a large amount of newer gay marriage rights imposed by government was purely to win votes, not because such people genuinely agree with it.

    We live in such a backwards, politically correct and hypocritical society that one person is allowed to be harassed and bullied out of a job for one's beliefs, yet if another person has a popular view, they can literally make up a context and get somebody fired.

    Sad, sad times.
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  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    Sooner or later the hypocrisy of the current (my) generation will come back to bite them. When that times comes, I will shed not one tear of sympathy.
  6. Just installed Firefox...enough said.
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  7. He's not running for political office he's a technologist. Instead of attacking him and claiming him to be an enemy how about spreading some love OKCupid? You are not just attacking him for his views, you are going after everyone who works at Mozilla. I agree that it would be nice if everyone accepted everyone else however we are all free to make our own choices. Maybe we should investigate which places OKCupid or their employee's have sent money to. What lurks behind closed doors?
  8. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

    You feel sorry for the guy?

    He donated $1000 to a cause which would see EQUAL rights stripped from a section of society.

    Replace LGBT with black people or Jews and see if you still feel sorry for him... If you do, maybe you need to take a long hard look in the mirror at yourself
  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    Identify one right a heterosexual has that a homosexual doesn't.
  10. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

    The right to marriage (depending on the country/state)
    The right to adopt
    The right to not be imprisoned or at worst killed for being of a sexual orientation that is illegal/abhorrent

    Just a quick search:

    If you don't see the parallels between the civil rights movement of black/coloured people of the 50's and 60's and the LGBT movement now, then you are either ignorant or just blind.
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  11. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

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  12. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +27

    I'm going to stop you there. I am Jewish, my sister is a lesbian, and before you say anything else, it's worth pointing out that by writing that post you proved my point; if you don't hold the CORRECT opinion, then people seem to think they have the right to discriminate and harass you because of it. Your argument is literally as follows:

    I also have faith that in the grand scheme of things anybody would pass an act that would require me to wear an armband and stop doing what it is I do, irrespective of what one person happens to have financially supported. For his $1000 dollars, there have been at least hundreds of thousands financially put into campaigning for LGBT rights. It's a democracy. Somebody else can and SHOULD have a different opinion to you (because otherwise we are not human).

    At no point did I agree with the guy; I think it's tragic that he fails to realise that people deserve equality, regardless of who they are.

    "People deserve equality, regardless of who they are." There are two ways you can look at that, and I bet you only looked at the one that suits your anti-whoever-this-guy-is-called's case.

    I feel somewhat sorry for him because he is not being allowed to have an opinion because YOU do not agree with him, and you are refusing to grant him equal rights and freedom of expression (which, when you think about it, is just a BIT ironic, no?)

    So please, (and don't read this sarcastically or in a condescending tone of voice, because I really do mean it;) I'm not agreeing with the guy's beliefs, but I'm disagreeing with the idea that he should be harassed and threatened for not having your opinion.
  13. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    1. A heterosexual is not restricted from marrying a member of the opposite sex in any state. A heterosexual IS restricted from marrying a member of the same sex in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage.

    2. A homosexual is not restricted from marrying a member of the opposite sex in any state. A homosexual IS restricted from marrying a member of the same sex in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage.

    3. Nothing prevents a hetero- or homosexual couple from writing up a legally binding contract conveying such an arrangement.

    Demonstrate the inequality.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    I honestly don't care what he does personally. Now if he makes a contribution in the name of Mozilla foundation, I would be asking everyone to do what okCupid is asking. As it is, I'm more inclined to ask people to stop using okCupid for making this pathetic request.
  15. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    The comments are getting intense. Time to grab some popcorn.
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  16. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

  17. I will carry on using Firefox but now I will NEVER use okcupid.
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  18. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    Ah, the "If you don't agree with me you're just dumb" argument. Well, color me a *****.

    Firstly, there is no "right to adopt" anywhere in the United States Constitution. If you can find this right, I will change my forum signature to "Ignorant Stooge" for the duration of April. Secondly, gay marriage in the U.S. has nothing to do with what goes on in other countries. Homosexuals are not imprisoned for their sexuality or killed for it in this country, nor will they ever be for quite obvious reasons. Each of those links is utterly irrelevant.

    The Civil Rights Movement is not the same thing as the LGBT movement. The two are not even remotely comparable. Or do we have special "no gays" zones in establishments, mass denial of employment on the basis of sexuality, or denial of entry into academic institutions on the basis of sexuality that I don't know about? Must be the best kept secret in town.
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  19. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

    1. Calling someone out on something is NOT discrimination and harassment.
    2. I will STRONGLY disagree with your opinion, but I will defend to the death your right to that opinion.
    3. He IS allowed to have an opinion and express it. He does not have the 'right' to NOT get called out on it and have his position as a CEO of a company that statistically employs LGBT people called in to questioned. Mozilla, nor any other company sits 'outside' reality in some bubble. His actions as CEO DO have an affect on the rest of the world around him. Its a fallacy to somehow think that what he does outside 'work' wont have an impact when he is in work.
    If he decided to donate $1000 to Klu Klux Klan I doubt his position would be as 'steady' as it is now. (Imagine this scenario in 1950)
  20. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

  21. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

  22. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

    No, its all relevant if you're genuinely interest in equality, as are all the other links I posted
  23. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

  24. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    A contract does *NOT* have the same legal standing as state or federal law for a start. Any contract you write is possibly void or can be challenged. State or Fed law protection enshrines basic legalality.

    Besides, marriage does *not* belong to Christianity or Islam. It pre-existed BOTH. In ancient civilisations, homosexual unions were allowed. There was a backward step in societal equality.

    Time for equality to return.
  25. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

    The typical American response that somehow this an 'American' issue.
    Just like the civil rights movement, this is a GLOBAL issue, not just a 'mericun issue that you foreigners need to stay the hell out of coz you know, you know jack about our country!!

    Mozilla is a GLOBAL company too before you start some rabid defense that Mozilla is a 'mericun company - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contact/communities/

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