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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: 1) by Grishnakh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:51PM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:51PM (#24212)

    So basically you're OK with treating a group of people as second-class citizens. That makes you a bigot.

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  • (Score: 2) by Bartman12345 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:11PM

    by Bartman12345 (1317) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:11PM (#24227)

    WTF? Either point out how my argument was wrong, or shut the fuck up. You obviously have strong opinions on the issue of gay relationships, but resorting to wild assumptions and name calling is just piss weak on your part and does nothing to validate your position.

    What makes your remark even more stupid is that it is not possible to reach that conclusion logically based on what I wrote. This was never about my views on the subject, I was only pointing out that what OkCupid are saying is not correct.

    But I guess when you're emotionally invested in something, thinking about what you write just isn't that important, is it.

    • (Score: 1) by Grishnakh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:28PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:28PM (#24248)

      You're arguing a technicality, when it's obvious that you're against gay marriage. That makes you a bigot, plain and simple. It's only bigots who trot out the argument that "gay people can have relationships without getting married", because the whole argument is trying to justify the idea of excluding a class of people from privileges enjoyed by others.

      • (Score: 1) by Tangaroa on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:14PM

        by Tangaroa (682) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:14PM (#24333) Homepage
        Here's a helpful life lesson I picked up a while back: if your political movement requires you to lie, then something is wrong with your political movement. Bartman pointed out that OKCupid is lying about a technicality. This is all that he said, and he is correct. You called him a bigot for it. Now you are lying. Stop it.
        • (Score: 1) by Grishnakh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:40PM

          by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:40PM (#24351)

          They didn't lie about anything. Eich is a bigot, just like you.

          • (Score: 1) by Bartman12345 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:06PM

            by Bartman12345 (1317) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:06PM (#24372)

            Oi, watch it Tangaroa! There's only room in this thread for ONE bigot, and that's ME, geddit!? Find your own thread to be a bigot in! ;)

  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:32PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:32PM (#24251)

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

    Every time I hear you say "bigot", it sounds like "I hate you I hate you I hate you! Burn in hell!!"

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    • (Score: 1) by Grishnakh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:02PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:02PM (#24269)

      I never proposed stoning bigots; I don't think Jesus had a problem with people criticizing bad behavior in others. There's a big difference between criticizing bad behavior and oppressing or hurting someone because of their bad behavior.

      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:42PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:42PM (#24309)

        Is calling someone a bigot really an attack on the behavior, or the person? The saying is obviously not meant to be taken literally, that we're talking about pelting anyone to death with stones.

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        • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:01PM

          by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:01PM (#24323)

          It's not an attack at all, it's a word used to describe someone based on their actions or words. It's no different than calling someone a "sociopath" if their behavior shows them to be such, or calling someone "selfless" or "fair" or "wise" or "foolish" or "selfish" or any other descriptor. If the shoe fits....

          • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:13PM

            by tangomargarine (667) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:13PM (#24378)

            It's no different than calling someone a "sociopath"

            If you also have a tendency to call people sociopaths at the drop of a hat, I suppose...

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