Social Issues & Action

National Catholic Register  Sunday, April 06, 2014 5:15 PM, by Jimmy Akin

Brendan Eich is the creator of the JavaScript programming language and the co-founder of the Mozilla Corporation, which makes the popular web browser Firefox.

Several years ago, he made a donation to support Prop 8, a California ballot measure designed to protect true marriage by definining it in law as between a man and a woman.

This donation just cost him his job.

He was recently named CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla proudly trumpeted it on their Facebook page on March 24th:

Big news, Mozillians! Brendan Eich will be appointed to the role of CEO of Mozilla, effective immediately: http://mzl.la/1roIR0w

But the very next entry on their Facebook page, dated April 3, says:

Brendan Eich has stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO:http://mzl.la/1hFwbOP

What happened? His donation to Prop 8 came to light, thuggish homosexual activists began calling for his scalp, a dating site called OKCupid called for a boycott, and soon Eich was out of a job.

Technically, he “stepped down” voluntarily, rather than being outright fired, but we all know how corporations use that as a shield. Mozilla dissembles about that here.

But the truth is revealed by its page stating its policy supporting homosexual “marriage.”

It’s also revealed in a statement made by Mozilla’s new CEO, Mitchell Baker, where she writes:

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.

We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.

Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.

She then engages in the most amazing example of Orwellian doublespeak and becomes absolutely incoherent, writing:

Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.

Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all.

We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most organizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community.

While painful, the events of the last week show exactly why we need the web. So all of us can engage freely in the tough conversations we need to make the world better.

This is utter horse manure.

Actions speak louder than words, and it is clear that Mozilla does not support freedom of speech or welcome contributions from everyone regardless of their religious views if it is not willing to have a person who supports true marriage as its CEO.

It’s just told every employee, and every member of its larger community, that their free speech and contributions will not be respected if they conflict with the homosexual agenda.

Mozilla has, with brutal eloquence, laid its cards on the table.

If you subscribe to the historic view of marriage, you are a second class citizen as far as Mozilla is concerned.

 What You Can Do

It is important that people give Mozilla pushback–and a lot of it–because the less people suffer the consequences of this kind of behavior, the more it will be invited in the future.

You want Christians to experience a new and even worse persecution than what they’re facing now? Do nothing.

You want to fight back? Here’s what you can do . . .

 

 

Mozilla has a web page where you can leave feedback on its Firefox browser.

THAT WEB PAGE IS HERE.

At the time of this writing, the feedback in the last day has been 93% negative, and many of the comments are withering. You can read them here.

 2) You can tell them of your displeasure by social media, including:

 3) You can give them a call. Their phone number is (650) 903-0800.

Some folks are even trying to organize a “Call Mozilla Monday.”

 4) If you own a web page, you can install code that either blocks Firefox and redirects users to a page explaining why Mozilla needs pushback or you can install code that doesn’t block Firefox but does cause Firefox users to receive a notification concerning the situation.

HERE’S INFO ON THAT.

 Which of these should you do? Why choose just one? Do as many as you can.

 What You Can Say

Here are a few helpful talking points that you may find useful as things to say. Many other people are already saying them:

  1. I have deleted Firefox (and your other products) from all of my computers and devices. I will not use them again.
  2. I will tell everyone I know not to use Firefox and your other products. I will do this personally and on the web by social media sharing.
  3. You got rid of a guy who made a donation years ago for taking the same position on homosexual “marriage” that President Obama had at the time.
  4. Fifty-two percent of Californians supported Prop 8. Should they all lose their jobs?
  5. Your dissembling doesn’t fool anyone. Actions speak louder than words, and your actions make it clear that you do not support free speech or freedom of religion, no matter what you say.
  6. The homosexual movement frequently complains of “bullying,” but you are yourself acting as bullies by treating supporters of traditional morality as second class citizens and striking fear into your own employees and community members who hold these views.
  7. Even homosexual activists like Andrew Sullivan and other supporters of homosexual “marriage” are horrified by your decision.

And here are a few terms you might find helpful:

  • Hypocritical
  • Hypocrites
  • Lying
  • Intolerant
  • Bullying
  • Bullies
  • Brutal
  • Thuggish
  • Orwellian
  • Totalitarian
  • Second-class citizens

Oh yea, and because of all the negative feedback they’re getting, Mozilla has clammed up. They’re starting to realize what a mistake they’ve made.

Have fun stormin’ the castle!

 Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-you-can-push-back-against-mozilla-firefoxs-gay-marriage-thuggery#ixzz2zcT83rjf

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“It’s a sight and sound so commonplace, Advent almost wouldn’t seem the same without it.

UPDATE TO THIS STORY

“In so many of the stores we visit to do our Christmas shopping, we see the ever-present volunteers ringing bells soliciting donations for one of America’s best known charitable organizations: The Salvation Army.

“Many of us give what we can, moved by the spirit of the season to increase our charitable works.

“But there’s a catch. The Catholic Sistas blog reported last year that The Salvation Army’s position on abortion is not compatible with Catholic belief…

Read the whole article HERE.

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ROME, December 11, 2013 (Zenit.org) – In his latest book Tea Party Catholic, Dr. Samuel Gregg develops a Catholic case for the values and institutions associated with the free economy, limited government, and America’s experiment in ordered liberty.

He underscores the moral and economic benefits of business and markets, addresses the welfare state’s problems, and deals with related issues that divide Catholics in America such as the demands of social justice, the role of unions, immigration, poverty, and the relationship between secularism and big government.

Gregg concludes that as a creative minority, limited government Catholics can help transform the wider movement to reground the United States upon the best insights of the American Experiment—and thereby save that Experiment itself.

Director of research at the Acton Institute, Gregg spoke recently with Giovanni Patriarca about the book.

Click here to read the whole article on Zenit Catholic News.

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Imperial President Promises Christians: “I Won’t Make You Marry Gays”…

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…he won’t MAKE us marry gays? Oh, how kind of his majesty. So considerate of his subjects, especially us misguided and intolerant Christians. Obama the merciful! But before you bow in thanks to his Royal Highness beware that his anti-Christian, anti-conservative minions in the IRS might just remove tax-exempt status for any group refusing to marry [...]

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Cardinal O’Malley Boycotts Boston College, Refuses to Do Traditional Commencement Speech (article in Walled Street Journal)

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Dr. Benjamin Carson Teaches Obama about Economics, Democracy and Sanity

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