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No mercy or compassion for Mozilla CEO

Mozilla finds itself in the fallout of its ex-CEO's position on Proposition 8, and the results are not pretty.
Mozilla finds itself in the fallout of its ex-CEO's position on Proposition 8, and the results are not pretty.

Jesus detested hypocrisy. Jesus detested people acting holier than thou. Even when being forced to deal with a woman caught in adultery because of the entrapment of the Pharisees, Jesus still exercised compassion.

There is certainly nothing of that mercy or compassion being demonstrated by forces suddenly compelled to demonize Mozilla's CEO for the sin of giving $1000 to the divisive Prop 8 measure.

It did not matter the CEO showed not an ounce of bias to anyone. It did not matter he was probably the most qualified for the job. It did not matter during his time as temporary CEO he failed to show any prejudice or lack of business sense before or during his assumption of leadership in his own company.

Suddenly being named CEO became a problem to those still burning with animosity towards anyone with a different view of their own on marriage.

Stories were circulated in the Silicon Valley regarding employees with a problem with a leader who was already doing the task assigned to him. Apparently there was a hesitation to hire from the outside, an issue that many companies have to face.

Three board of directors quit, but not because of the CEO's political stance on marriage, but a difference of opinion about going to the outside. The three that quit were at least showing dignity and respect by doing the thing people with real business integrity typically do.

No more than ten Mozilla employees voice their displeasure at the CEO being made permanent, a rather small percentage based on the couple of thousand employees part of Mozilla. Nobody in the CEO chain of command had a problem, and the ten employees complaining had nothing to do with the CEO's team.

Apparently Twitter became one focal point of contention. So did a website named OKCupid which has millions of users. OKCupid apparently all but pulled the plug on many of its users that have Mozilla's Firefox web browser, and practically forced a campaign to not use Firefox but suggested other options.

The morality of Mozilla's CEO suddenly became a point of judging among newspapers, a handful of disgruntled employees, and a website having nothing to do with the business of Mozilla.

Clearly there are worse sins to be concerned about. But as a matter of prospective, which CEO do you believe has a worse moral standing? One that gave $1000 to a cause that was also supported by those as Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama in 2008, or a CEO declaring anyone that supports traditional marriage needs to take their business elsewhere?

It is mind boggling that people are actually slamming traditional marriage when that is how the majority of us got here.

One could challenge and defy any of those that had a part in the technical lynching of Mozilla's CEO to see if their lives can be put to scrutiny and see if they deserve to keep their jobs. The absolute audacity to judge somebody while posturing about inclusion and tolerance is preposterous.

You never give in to threats or compromise your values. Mozilla has a culture of diversity by no small part of the CEO who then became a victim of intolerance and bigotry. The irony is overwhelming.

Executive officer Michell Baker gave this explanation from Mozilla:

"Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness."

What about Brendan Eich?

"We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location, and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all".

What about Brendan Eich?

"We have employees of a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public."

What about Brendan Eich?

"While painful, the events of last week show exactly why we need the web. So all of us can engage freely in tough conversations we need to make the world better".

What about Brendan Eich?

Mozilla lost a huge opportunity to act on those values accordingly and give triviality to the whiners by giving all the consideration that was due.....and that is none.

Typically when one compromises their values to obtain something, they will end up losing that and much more.

Mozilla caved, and there is no integrity in doing that.

Judge not, or you will be judged; as you measure it, it will be measured against you.

The Bible warns that out of your own mouth you will be justified or condemned.

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