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Mozilla Anti-Gay CEO Story Explodes After OkCupid Blocks Firefox Users

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Call it irony, or poetic justice, perhaps, but the idea of a dating site exponentially expanding awareness of an anti-gay internet titan sounds just about right.

As you no doubt know, last Monday Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox internet browser, promoted Brendan Eich to become its CEO. Eich is the company’s co-founder, a huge name in the tech world, and a supporter of California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Shortly thereafter, one software company, started by a binational same-sex couple harmed by Prop 8, quietly announced a boycott.

LOOK: Mozilla Employees Ask New CEO To ‘Step Down’ Over Prop 8 Support

The news percolated all week, but yesterday, the online dating site OkCupid — which last month had over 910 million page views according to internet traffic company Quantcast — alerted its users to the issue by blocking traffic from all Firefox browsers with the below message, which labeled Eich “an opponent of equal rights for gay couples,” and noting that “roughly 8% of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about would be illegal” if same-sex marriage were banned.

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“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.”

“We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid,” the message says. Firefox users who insist on not changing to another browser can still access the site via a small link at the bottom of the page.

Shortly after the block went up, many news outlets reported on it — and thus, Eich’s anti-gay position. Buzzfeed, the New York Times, CNN, Forbes, the Washington Post, and countless others told of the OkCupid block, and, by way of background, Eich’s $1000 donation to support Prop 8, causing even more headaches for Mozilla.

Three of Mozilla’s six members of its board of directors quit over the weekend, because of Eich’s promotion to CEO, although the company claims their departure was not related to his anti-gay stance.

And, of course, those on the right, like NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher, are claiming that “a growing number of people who face threats to their livelihoods unless they support gay marriage.” Of course, in the next breath, others on the right have been demanding the firing of World Vision‘s leadership team, after that billion-dollar international children’s Christian charity — for a 48-hour period until the pressure became too great — said it would hire people in same-sex marriages. They were pounded into the ground by the religious right and have lost an unknown but likely considerable amount of funding.

See how it works on the right?

Previously:

Firefox And New CEO Respond To Anti-Gay Charges By Totally Not Addressing Them

Firefox, The Anti-Gay Browser?

Firefox Users Boycott Browser Over New Anti-Gay CEO

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Kellyanne Conway Serves up Some Alternative Facts About Herschel Walker’s Failed Election Bid

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Kellyanne Conway, a political strategist who also served as White House advisor to former President Donald Trump, recently delivered critical remarks leveled at Republican senators.

According to Conway, Republican lawmakers did not stand behind Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker in the days leading up to the state’s highly publicized election runoff.

Walker, who was endorsed by Trump, lost the election by less than 100,000 votes.

On Wednesday, December 7, Conway appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” where she voiced her concerns about the election.

According to Mediaite, Conway also “railed against Walker’s fellow Republicans for abandoning him.”

“To the 49 Republican senators, where were most of you?” Conway asked while appealing to other Republican lawmakers to support members of the party. “Why weren’t you in Georgia?”

Conway continued:

“They all should have been because they should’ve been there in some form, town hall, in person, saying the following: ‘I serve in the United States with Raphael Warnock. He’s a terrible senator. He doesn’t represent Georgia. He’s not fit to serve. He votes with Joe Biden. He voted for the Inflation Reduction Act that doesn’t do that. He said nothing when they pulled out of Afghanistan. He said nothing that Joe Biden has been to Delaware 174 days and down to the border zero days.’ That’s what needs to happen. Where were the other senators to say, ‘I want Herschel Walker, not Raphael Warnock in the Senate with me?'”

Conway’s remarks come shortly after another prominent conservative went on a rant about Walker; however, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) perspective is starkly different from Conway’s.

Speaking to far-right influencer Steve Bannon, Greene said that Walker’s campaign rarely reached out for assistance; something she describes as “insulting.” During the interview, Greene insisted, ″They only asked me a couple of times in my own district, which I find extremely insulting.”

 

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Watch: ‘Biblical Conservative’ Republican Likens Bestiality and Polygamy to Same-Sex Marriage in Angry Speech Against Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), a self-described “biblical conservative” and far-right ultra-MAGA extremist, delivered angry, ugly, and false statements on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives during Thursday’s debate on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages. The bill passed 258-169, with all no votes coming from Republicans.

Among his false statements, Good claimed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell decision recognizing the constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples came immediately after Massachusetts – and no other state – made marriage equality legal in 2004.

But among his most offensive remarks, Congressman Good claimed the bill, the Respect for Marriage Act, will “ensure that the marriage laws in the most liberal state, irrespective of how radical they might become in the future – think polygamy, bestiality, child marriage or whatever – must be legally recognized in all states.”

He also blamed “Almost everything that plagues our society” on “a failure to follow God’s design for marriage.”

RELATED: Watch: Speaker Pelosi Excitedly Announces House Passage of Same-Sex Marriage Protection Bill – 169 Republicans Vote No

Democrats have worked especially hard in both the House and the Senate to add language protecting what conservatives call religious liberty, which led to the House having to vote on the bill one last time.

That includes language added at the urging of Republicans to the bill that now reads: “No Federal Recognition of Polygamous Marriages,” and states: “Nothing in this Act, or any amendment made by this Act, shall be construed to require or authorize Federal recognition of marriages between more than 2 individuals.”

Good said it was “wrong when the Supreme Court made law in the Obergefell decision requiring that the marriage law in Massachusetts had to become the law the whole country when Massachusetts approved gay marriage.”

That’s false. Massachusetts approved same-sex marriage in 2004.

RELATED: Who Are The 33 House Republicans Sponsoring the Vigilante Federal ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill?

When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Obergefell – in 2015 – the majority of the country approved of same-sex marriage and it was legal in 37 states.

Good, falsely, continued, saying: “This was overriding the will of the people and their elected representatives, as no other state to that point had been able to pass through referendum or state legislature a gay marriage law.”

He also claimed, “traditional biblical marriage is the foundation of a strong society and a strong culture. I’ll say it once again. Almost everything that plagues our society is a failure to follow God’s design for marriage.”

RELATED: Congressman Angry at Americans Not Following ‘God’s Laws and His Definition of Marriage’ Lied to High School Students

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Watch: Speaker Pelosi Excitedly Announces House Passage of Same-Sex Marriage Protection Bill – 169 Republicans Vote No

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which protects same-sex and interracial marriages at the federal level and requires states to recognize those marriages if they were legal at the time they were entered into. The legislation comes after far right Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called for cases to overturn rulings that made constitutional contraception, same-sex intimacy, and same-sex marriage.

The final vote was 258-169. All Democrats voted yes, 39 Republicans joined the Democrats, but 169 Republicans voted no.

The bill now heads to President Joe Biden, who has said he will sign it into law.

RELATED: Far Right Republican Slammed by Raskin for Trying to Derail Respect for Marriage Bill with Failed Religious Amendment

Far right House Republicans who have built their political careers by attacking the LGBTQ community, voiced extremist attacks on the bill.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) broke down in tears as she begged her colleagues to vote against protecting the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples.

Hartzler, first elected to Congress in 2010, has been a spokesperson for a Missouri anti-LGBTQ organization, and worked to block passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) equated same-sex marriages with polygamy, bestiality, and “child marriage.”

READ MORE: Marco Rubio Lashes Out Against Passage of Same-Sex Marriage Bill After His Attempt to Create Special Religious Rights Fails

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in one of her final acts in that role, gaveled in the vote.

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