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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 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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      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
      • (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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          "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"