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(Hot Air)   So you can keep your anti-Prop 8 purity ring: Unless you rip out your Intel processor right now you are still teh biggit   (hotair.com) divider line 137
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2014-04-05 12:10:38 PM
False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-05 12:40:22 PM
I try to avoid Intel. Maybe I should start buying.

Except it's silly, and it was silly for firefox.

My recollection from reading best employer surveys is Intel makes an effort to score political correctness points that list makers love. A company can be hell to work at, but that isn't quantifiable. What is quantifiable is the number of transgender bathrooms (that are really just single occupancy for anyone). Rules in employee handbooks (that nobody follows) can be fit into slots, and any company with a lot of West Coast offices is likely to have a highly politically correct list to satisfy local laws.

So a company gains 20 points from GLTBQWTF scoring and loses nothing for having a bureaucracy that stifles anybody who doesn't enjoy corporate politics.

I gave up reading lists of great employers because the lists did not match my experiences or address my expectations.
 
2014-04-05 12:47:15 PM

JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.


no, i don't care how many people at intel are anti-gay-marriage... it won't change that Intel's CPU's are better at running the programs i need to run than AMD
 
2014-04-05 12:53:02 PM
Haven't milked enough clicks out of this one yet?
 
2014-04-05 12:54:36 PM

JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.


Okay, so then the author of TFA spoke true: Like I said earlier, that's really what the Eich case is about. His donation's been a matter of public record for five years but only after he became the face of Mozilla by being named CEO was it deemed an unforgivable trespass. Prop 8 fans can continue to work in tech as long as they aren't given positions of significant influence. That's when the hammer comes down.
 
2014-04-05 12:57:23 PM

AdamK: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

no, i don't care how many people at intel are anti-gay-marriage... it won't change that Intel's CPU's are better at running the programs i need to run than AMD


The politics tab scum have NO IDEA what a flamewar is if they haven't seen an AMD vs Intel thread.
 
2014-04-05 12:57:26 PM

JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.


Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.
 
2014-04-05 12:58:48 PM
Also, apparently subby thinks if you're against marriage equality, you need to rip open your computer and install an Intel.
 
2014-04-05 01:05:54 PM
Get over yourself, Hot Air.
 
2014-04-05 01:08:21 PM
good, my moral outrage is still intact.  i havent bought intel since the 90s.
 
2014-04-05 01:08:40 PM

Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.


This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.
 
2014-04-05 01:10:24 PM
Or we could not judge people on the opinions of any single issue or single issue voters.
 
2014-04-05 01:12:31 PM
Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.
 
2014-04-05 01:14:03 PM

JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.


Also, more people willing to spend money on it does not mean more people support it.

A major issue facing gay marriage was that many supporters were not particularly strongly supporting it. While a greater proportion of people opponents were rabidly opposed to it.

Unless there is something to show a top down issue, I have no problem. Also, no intel components in my personal computer, for the price range I was going for AMD was better.
 
2014-04-05 01:14:56 PM

gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.


Why do you hate the free market? The customer base spoke. The company realized their decision could hurt profitability so they made a totally voluntary and private decision.

Where is the hypocrisy exactly?
 
2014-04-05 01:15:33 PM

Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.


TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.
 
2014-04-05 01:15:48 PM

gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.


You can be fired for political affiliation.  This sort of pressure is the only way to get a CEO fired for political affiliation.
 
2014-04-05 01:17:05 PM

AngryDragon: Or we could not judge people on the opinions of any single issue or single issue voters.


jewishtourism.files.wordpress.com
So just don't judge us on this one thing, ok?
 
2014-04-05 01:19:31 PM

Son of Thunder: Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.

TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.


Doh! I am guilty of just scanning the headline in the status bar. Lesson learned, coffee first, then internet.
 
2014-04-05 01:22:13 PM

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: AngryDragon: Or we could not judge people on the opinions of any single issue or single issue voters.

[jewishtourism.files.wordpress.com image 444x323]
So just don't judge us on this one thing, ok?


Is that a deliberate Godwin, or just a really bad stretch?
 
2014-04-05 01:26:37 PM

gingerjet: Stone Meadow: Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.


Oh really? I beg to differ. Just last week SCOTUS ruled that donating money to one's favorite political causes and candidates is constitutionally protected free speech....so yes, in fact this guy DID "write an oped hating on gays".
 
2014-04-05 01:27:57 PM

May the intolerance of intolerance continue!

 
2014-04-05 01:30:32 PM
Wake me when the CEO of Intel supports this. Intel has offered benefits to same sex partners for many, many years.
 
2014-04-05 01:32:05 PM

Thrag: Son of Thunder: Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.

TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.

Doh! I am guilty of just scanning the headline in the status bar. Lesson learned, coffee first, then internet.


You're both right- a minuscule fraction of Intel employees (less than 1% of Intel's employees in CA) made contributions on this issue. Of that tiny number of people (101 total), 60% of them gave to the side of bigotry.
 
2014-04-05 01:32:13 PM

Son of Thunder: Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.

TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.


Follow the link for Silver's table with the numbers for each company.
...
Intel:  61 employees donated in support of prop 8.

The egg->face is yours.
 
2014-04-05 01:32:30 PM
Can we find out who subby is and call their local 911?  I'm pretty sure they had a brain aneurysm while writing that headline.
 
2014-04-05 01:34:57 PM

JasonOfOrillia: If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.


img.4plebs.org
 
2014-04-05 01:35:20 PM

Son of Thunder: Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.

TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.


To be very clear, that is 60% of those who donated to this specific cause, not 60% of the employee base.  The number of pro-Prop. 8 people is 61.  So, Thrag was only off by 1.
 
2014-04-05 01:36:53 PM

Thrag: gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.

Why do you hate the free market? The customer base spoke. The company realized their decision could hurt profitability so they made a totally voluntary and private decision.

Where is the hypocrisy exactly?


Before too long, perhaps industries will start keeping a list of all the people who hold political sympathies that are opposed to their own.  Then they can use this list to prevent people whose politics they don't agree with from getting work in that industry.  We'll just need to find a colorful, yet threatening name for that list.  Maybe "blacklist"?

Yeah, I know it's not the same thing but I find it interesting that pretty much everybody agrees that the Hollywood Blacklist was a terrible thing but that both sides seem like they would let it happen again given the right cause.

/I feel like I should point out that I fully support gay marriage.
 
2014-04-05 01:38:59 PM

Thrag: gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.

Why do you hate the free market? The customer base spoke. The company realized their decision could hurt profitability so they made a totally voluntary and private decision.

Where is the hypocrisy exactly?


This.

On a broader level, it seems odd that free-marketers would take issue with boycotts.

/Not trying to imply anything about gingerjets views on economics.
 
2014-04-05 01:39:58 PM
What really gets me though is how that vocal minority of the prop 8 supporters donated so much of their own money to try and control other people do in their own bedroom.  It takes an incredible asshole to feel justified in doing that, like a ridiculously huge asshole.  Likely a bunch of otherwise impotent middle managers, its the only explanation I could believe.  Bunch of farking tools, there's just no better way to put it.
 
2014-04-05 01:40:28 PM

GWSuperfan: Thrag: Son of Thunder: Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.

TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.

Doh! I am guilty of just scanning the headline in the status bar. Lesson learned, coffee first, then internet.

You're both right- a minuscule fraction of Intel employees (less than 1% of Intel's employees in CA) made contributions on this issue. Of that tiny number of people (101 total), 60% of them gave to the side of bigotry.


I nominate accidentally correct to be the new best form of correct.
 
2014-04-05 01:40:49 PM

JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.


Why does any private political donation matter to you? Was he using Mozilla to propagate his views? The actions towards Mozilla are the same actions taken by hate groups to economically harm those they are against. You are attempting to deprive a man of his economic liberty solely because you disagree with him. The actions are revolting whether done by the KKK or by LGBT groups. You are seeking to harm those you do not like.
 
2014-04-05 01:42:04 PM

Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: Thrag: gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.

Why do you hate the free market? The customer base spoke. The company realized their decision could hurt profitability so they made a totally voluntary and private decision.

Where is the hypocrisy exactly?

This.

On a broader level, it seems odd that free-marketers would take issue with boycotts.

/Not trying to imply anything about gingerjets views on economics.


It also seems odd that the party of tolerance finds so much joy in harming others who share differing views, especially religious ones.
 
2014-04-05 01:44:27 PM

MyRandomName: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Why does any private political donation matter to you? Was he using Mozilla to propagate his views? The actions towards Mozilla are the same actions taken by hate groups to economically harm those they are against. You are attempting to deprive a man of his economic liberty solely because you disagree with him. The actions are revolting whether done by the KKK or by LGBT groups. You are seeking to harm those you do not like.


One is trying to curtail the rights of other human beings, the other is condemning such actions.  One's rights only extend to the point where they'd infringe upon another's, to put it simply.
 
2014-04-05 01:44:34 PM

MyRandomName: Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: Thrag: gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.

Why do you hate the free market? The customer base spoke. The company realized their decision could hurt profitability so they made a totally voluntary and private decision.

Where is the hypocrisy exactly?

This.

On a broader level, it seems odd that free-marketers would take issue with boycotts.

/Not trying to imply anything about gingerjets views on economics.

It also seems odd that the party of tolerance finds so much joy in harming others who share differing views, especially religious ones.


Yes, how dare we not tolerate their intolerance.
 
2014-04-05 01:45:09 PM

MyRandomName: Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: Thrag: gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia: False equivalency is false.  The equivalent comparison would be if the CEO of Intel made pro-prop-8 donations.  If that were true there could be a push to move to AMD.

Or maybe just a push to oust the CEO, as at Mozilla. The message is that it is no longer socially acceptable to hate on gays, and it won't be tolerated among corporate or political leaders any more than openly hating on minorities is.

This guy didn't write an oped hating on gays or anything else that suggested he "hated on the gays" or any other monitory group.  He gave a political donation six years ago.  So now the message is that if you do anything considered "wrong" by certain groups in your private life regardless of your ability as a professional then your job is toast.  Which is complete bullshiat and should be called out for what it is - rank hypocrisy.

Why do you hate the free market? The customer base spoke. The company realized their decision could hurt profitability so they made a totally voluntary and private decision.

Where is the hypocrisy exactly?

This.

On a broader level, it seems odd that free-marketers would take issue with boycotts.

/Not trying to imply anything about gingerjets views on economics.

It also seems odd that the party of tolerance finds so much joy in harming others who share differing views, especially religious ones.


Like who?
 
2014-04-05 01:45:28 PM

MyRandomName: It also seems odd that the party of tolerance finds so much joy in harming others who share differing views, especially religious ones.


People can hold any views they want. HOWEVER, having TAKEN ACTION (in this case, writing a check) to deny a specific minority equal treatment under the law based on those views is a different matter.
 
2014-04-05 01:47:56 PM

MyRandomName: Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: Thrag: gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia:

It also seems odd that the party of tolerance finds so much joy in harming others who share differing views, especially religious ones.


You use "harm" a lot.  All I'm doing is not giving them money.  I spend my dollars however I want and if you like their politics, buy their stuff.  I don't "harm" employees for working there but I do "harm" the corporation by spending elsewhere.  At least it is the least violent kind of "harm".
 
2014-04-05 01:54:30 PM

Son of Thunder: Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.

TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.


To clarify, of those that donated money to the Prop 8 campaign, 60 percent of those employee donations were for it.  The actual numbers are never mentioned.  It could be that just 3 out of 5 total people donated for it.  That's definitely not a majority of the corporation.
But, let's not let numbers get in the way of the fascist mentality of this movement.  These people want a list of everyone that voted or donated in a way they dislike so that they can blacklist them in some way, either by stifling their careers or ruining them financially.  This has gone beyond insane.
 
2014-04-05 01:56:39 PM

Farty McPooPants: Son of Thunder: Thrag: Intel employs something in the range of 90,000 people. According to their site about 12,600 work in CA. If only 60 donated to prop 8 that's less than half a percent of CA employees. Yeah, real string anti-homosexual sentiment there.

This doesn't come off as pathetically desperate  straw grabbing. Nope, not at all.

TFA: At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8.

To clarify, of those that donated money to the Prop 8 campaign, 60 percent of those employee donations were for it.  The actual numbers are never mentioned.  It could be that just 3 out of 5 total people donated for it.  That's definitely not a majority of the corporation.
But, let's not let numbers get in the way of the fascist mentality of this movement.  These people want a list of everyone that voted or donated in a way they dislike so that they can blacklist them in some way, either by stifling their careers or ruining them financially.  This has gone beyond insane.


Isnt the free market great?
 
2014-04-05 02:01:01 PM

Farty McPooPants: These people want a list of everyone that voted or donated in a way they dislike...


Do you seriously think that political donations shouldn't be public record? You must be friends with the Koch brothers and some conservative supreme court justices.
 
2014-04-05 02:07:22 PM
I'm all for gay rights but, this "fry a company because some of it's employees feel differently than me" feels a bit out of touch.  People can have their opinions and still be part of a good company.
 
2014-04-05 02:09:38 PM
I just don't buy anything from anyone, it's the only way to be sure.

I know there is someone that works at those companies who holds different political views than me so I don't risk accidentally giving my money to anyone who hasn't been assimilated.
 
2014-04-05 02:16:12 PM

techgeek07: I'm all for gay rights but, this "fry a company because some of it's employees feel differently than me" feels a bit out of touch.  People can have their opinions and still be part of a good company.


So basically you are okay with gay rights if a magical fairy appears and changes the law by waving her wand, but otherwise fark 'em, their freedoms and liberties aren't serious enough to be worth making a fuss about?
 
2014-04-05 02:17:18 PM

The Flexecutioner: MyRandomName: Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: Thrag: gingerjet: Stone Meadow: JasonOfOrillia:

It also seems odd that the party of tolerance finds so much joy in harming others who share differing views, especially religious ones.

You use "harm" a lot.  All I'm doing is not giving them money.  I spend my dollars however I want and if you like their politics, buy their stuff.  I don't "harm" employees for working there but I do "harm" the corporation by spending elsewhere.  At least it is the least violent kind of "harm".


It's not harm, it's clearly speech. The poster is trolling you.

I agree with you though. Free speech has consequences, just not from the government. If someone can't handle the consequences of their ignorant speech, they are free to keep their mouths shut.
 
2014-04-05 02:17:38 PM
for people supporting his firing, let me make this clear: you are endorsing the view that certain political beliefs should be a condition of employment.

This isn't Chik-fil-a (CEO against gay marriage AND company donating to anti-gay groups) nor Barilla (CEO saying his products are only for "traditional families").

This is persecution for political beliefs.
 
2014-04-05 02:17:39 PM
What it appears to come down to is if you want to be both a bigot and an executive of a corporation, you had better be sure that corporation has a near monopoly or some other means of control over its market. If your customers can just switch to a competing product at minimal cost to themselves, the customers have influence.

Web browsers are largely free to consumers, funded by sales of other products and services or, as in Mozilla's case, donations.
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I kind of lost track of where I was going with this. Maybe I'll get back to it later.
 
2014-04-05 02:21:03 PM

xria: techgeek07: I'm all for gay rights but, this "fry a company because some of it's employees feel differently than me" feels a bit out of touch.  People can have their opinions and still be part of a good company.

So basically you are okay with gay rights if a magical fairy appears and changes the law by waving her wand, but otherwise fark 'em, their freedoms and liberties aren't serious enough to be worth making a fuss about?


Not at all.  But, we don't get there from going after people.  We get there by going for nondiscrimination laws.
 
2014-04-05 02:21:38 PM

dumbobruni: for people supporting his firing, let me make this clear: you are endorsing the view that certain political beliefs should be a condition of employment.

This isn't Chik-fil-a (CEO against gay marriage AND company donating to anti-gay groups) nor Barilla (CEO saying his products are only for "traditional families").

This is persecution for political beliefs.


It is legal to fire someone for being a liberal, why not be able to turf a CEO for being a conservative?  These sorts of shenanigans have been going on for a long time.
 
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