Est. May 2008

05 April, 2014

The Purge

Okay, by now you've heard about this:
Brandon Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and inventor of JavaScript, stepped down just two weeks after being promoted from his previous position as chief technology officer. Eich’s departure centered around backlash regarding a $1,000 donation to California’s Proposition 8 efforts in 2008. While the matter became public knowledge in 2012, homosexual advocates resurfaced the complaint last month after becoming aware of Eich’s promotion.
Well, his ‘resignation’ produced a ‘firestorm’ of negative publicity for Mozilla – to the point where they aren’t talking anymore.  Even Bill Maher and Andrew Sullivan threw in their two-cents worth on the event.

But over at, John Hawkins has called for a Christian boycott and blacklist of all Mozilla products.  Why?  Because, in his words, ‘ … Mozilla Firefox, a third rate, anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-free speech browser company, had a CEO named Brendan Eich who gave $1000 to support Prop 8 in 2008 (emphasis mine).’

So Christians should boycott and blacklist any and all Internet browser companies which support homosexual marriage, because homosexual marriage is anti-Christian.  Is this the take-home message?  Because if it is, and if Christians followed that advice, there’d be no Christian presence on the Internet at all – most, if not all, browser companies support homosexual marriage and/or other 'anti-Christian' things.

Rather than calling for a boycott/blacklist because of the anti-Christian sentiment, call Mozilla out on their double-standards: Mozilla allegedly celebrates free speech (according to their earliest response to the uproar), but, apparently, only authorized free speech is allowed.  In fact, calling-out can be extremely effective against companies who act hypocritically, as Mozilla did in this case. 

Rather than cutting ties with Mozilla, publicly pillory and flog them and make them answer for their hypocrisy.

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