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#1 stirs

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:19 AM

http://online.wsj.co...479741125367618

 

He and the majority of Californions supported Prop 8, but because he had a view in 2008 about traditional family, he loses his job.  The same view, by the way, that our current president had in 2008.

 

Is this the gay and lesbian movement?  Is this the tolerance we are supposed to embrace?  Have different views, you will be punished. 

 

Could this ruin any momentum the gay/lesbian movement has going at the moment?



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:39 AM

He didn't just vote in favor of prop 8, he donated $1,000 to support the campaign. That's not personal just belief, that's advocacy. He advocated anti gay politics.

Also, he didn't get fired, he quit in the face of a social media uproar, which citizens are more than entitled to do.

No problem with any of it here.

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#3 Panthro

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:51 AM

Wait being a bigot isn't beneficial?

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:41 AM

I just love how being against gay people having the same rights and opportunities as you has to be called "supporting the traditional family" it make it sound nice or "just an opinion" yet every time I ask my friends who oppose this stuff how gay marriage has affected their traditional family no one answers.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:01 AM

Seems a bit harsh but the company can do whatever it wants



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:07 AM

Upon further reading it looks like Mozilla was facing losing enough business that it was probably the right thing to do. Sad that he donated to prop 8 which 52% of californians voted for.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:27 PM

So the majority is always moral and just?

#8 CarolinaCoolin

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

The dude gets kicked out of his own company for donating chump change to this 6 years ago. That's sickening

#9 mav1234

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

Why does it matter if 52% of Californians voted for it?



#10 SZ James

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

man this whining about tolerating bigotry is really getting fugin old

#11 Mvp2014

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

$1,000? 6 years? Karmas a bitch

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:23 PM

Man the whining and super outrage for something as petty as this is getting fugging old

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

"traditional family" lol. Yep, this is definitely a stirs thread.

 

Nobody forced him to make that donation.



#14 SZ James

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

Man the whining and super outrage for something as petty as this is getting fugging old


Everyone heard me the first time, no need for repeating it.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

Would it make a difference if he said he had changed his views and donated $1000 to a gay cause? Or are the things we have done in our past, right or wrong, the only definition of who we are today?


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