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The flamin' liberal who thinks OKCupid's Mozilla boycott is wrong - hojo1690
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The flamin' liberal who thinks OKCupid's Mozilla boycott is wrong
(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.
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meirwen From: meirwen Date: April 1st, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
This. Absolutely this.
sskipstress From: sskipstress Date: April 2nd, 2014 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did OK Cupid change from asking its subscribers to change browsers to actually requiring them to change browsers? Last I read they put up a notice that one can click-through after reading.

As far as I know from my news-skimming over the last few days, Mozilla did not spend corporate funds to support Prop 8.

As for Eich, I think it is possible for someone to change his mind on the issue of gay marriage. I also think it's possible to be personally opposed to gay marriage but still know that one's company is going to benefit from a diverse workforce and part of attracting a diverse workforce is a culture of equality and benefits packages which include domestic partners, especially same-sex partners in states that do not have marriage equality.
sskipstress From: sskipstress Date: April 3rd, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
hojo1690 From: hojo1690 Date: April 4th, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
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