There is now a backlash against Mozilla for caving to a group of thugs who would intimidate any with a different thought from having a job, existing or participating in the democratic process or society itself. This is the same sort of Gay Gestapo tactic used to attempt to Boycott Chik-Fil-A and or that led Cracker Barrel to pull duck dynasty products. Those were also rejected by the American people. That is why the Sun Beam Times is joining so many others in calling for people to uninstall their Firefox browsers to let Mozilla know that their intolerance of freedom is unacceptable in a free society. This author has uninstalled his Firefox browser and asks others to do the same and to share the act on social media with such notices as #uninstallfirefox and #boycottmozilla.
Could this be the last straw by the “progressive” crowd that claim to support democracy and freedom but seek to chill the very individuals in society who are its beneficiaries and foundation? One hopes that this will send the Gay Gestapo to the dustbin of history where they belong, but it is not likely. Two notable Gay leaders have spoken out vociferously against these extremist tactics.
“The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.”
Ofcourse, the gay extremists also attacked him to as too impure.
Then well-known lesbian talk show host Tammy Bruce was also disgusted and offered via twitter (74.5K followers):
There are ways that free societies are lost and it is not usually started by governments. Free societies are lost when the members of that society turn on each and demand that people conform to unity of thought or turn off their mind. See Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China, Talibani Afghanistan. When enough free expression, free action and free thought has been chilled and ground out under foot, THEN large tyrannical governments are put into place to enforce the “brave new world”. The chilling of freedom is amoral. It is why John Adams warned us that our society can only exist if its people are moral – our Constitution is designed for a moral people. In this case the morality we require is the morality of allowing open exchange of ideas and choice of action in the market place. We obviously need to reject overt actions that seize freedoms away from one group or individuals (slavery, Jim Crow). But we must not crush free thought that allows a plurality of reasonable choices that harm no one.
In the end the best solution for marriage is to get the government out of it completely. No penalties or benefits for marriage granted by the government. Only enforcement of legal contracts. People can already get married in whatever institution will marry them – but that should not include a government that should be limited in its scope anyway. My Catholic Church won’t marry gays and lesbians and never should. But on the current course it is only a matter of time before the Gay Gestapo demand that Catholic Churches offer the Sacrament of marriage to gays and lesbians or cease to exist. There are plenty of places for gays and lesbians, and heterosexual men and women to marry. Leave the government out of it. For the record, I would have voted against Proposition 8 as I don’t believe marriage belongs in any government’s constitution.