(Not an April fools post)
In 8 hours I've already seen 3 posts on Facebook supporting OKCupid's boycott of Mozilla Firefox due to Mozilla's selection of a new anti-gay CEO. Based on their own evidence, OKCupid is in the wrong.
Their stated reason is that the CEO spent money supporting California's Prop 8. OK, fine. He's an ass.
Did Mozilla spend money supporting Prop 8? OKCupid didn't mention it. I have no idea.
OK, so OKCupid thinks it's OK to boycott a company because of an employee's passionately held beliefs. So, if ONE employee of, oh say, my employer is anti-gay, should everyone boycott Cornell University? Umm.... that doesn't sound right, does it?
OK, well, maybe Mozilla shouldn't have hired this guy as CEO. Ya, ya, that's it! He's a bad person. Mozilla shouldn't have hired this man due to his religious belief..... oh... err... Discriminatory hiring is kinda like illegal, isn't it... ummm..... Maybe I actually have to stop and THINK about this.
If OKCupid had documented spending by Mozilla in support of Prop 8, I'd be fully behind the boycott. They didn't. They attacked an individual's private beliefs and spending choices. Do we really want employers dictating personal choices?
If we, the flamin' liberals, are so anxious to keep the government out of our pants, shouldn't we also be supporting the notion that businesses don't dictate the personal choices of employees *cough*Hobby Lobby*cough*?
Be careful of the bandwagons you jump on. They're not all headed down the good red road.