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posted by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @11:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the i-guess-they'll-unfriend-mozilla dept.
Sir Finkus and keplr writes:

The controversy around Mozilla's new CEO Brendan Eich continues. Eich made a personal $1000 donation to California's Yes on Proposition 8 campaign in 2008. Now, dating site OkCupid has started redirecting Firefox users to a page explaining Eich's views against marriage equality, and asking users to switch to IE, Chrome, or Opera.

The page states:

If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we've worked so hard to bring about would be illegal. Equality for gay relationships is personally important to many of us here at OkCupid. But it's professionally important to the entire company. OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.

Visitors are then provided links to alternative browsers, or they can continue to the site by clicking a hyperlink at the bottom of the page.

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  • (Score: 2) by geb on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:03PM

    by geb (529) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:03PM (#24053)

    The message from OKCupid didn't criticise Eich for trying to push an opinion on others. It criticised him for the nature of that opinion. There's no contradiction in that.

    By the nature of free speech, you are supposed to be able to push your views on others, provided that it is done through peaceful means such as debate, public statements, and yes, through donations in political process too.

    Other people can then use their free speech right back at you. If you disagree with their counterpoint, you can then freely speak back in turn, and so on...


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  • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Lazarus on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:21PM

    by Lazarus (2769) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:21PM (#24286)

    I think it's a mistake to reduce bigotry vs. acceptance as "views." It's sad that the ignorant social conservatives want people to think their hateful, bigoted, superstitious natures are just a "point of view" like any other. The reality is that their dysfunction is something they should have, but failed to, grow out of as they matured into adults. They're all arrested-development cases that can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality, and want to inflict their bonkers worldview on people who know better.

    Some people are kind and helpful, others are harmful to their fellow man, and the harmful people should be marginalized. They should not all be reduced to "views" as if being kind and being hateful are somehow equivalent.