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New Firefox CEO: I realise donating money to ban gays from marrying ‘caused pain’

  • Sparkyu1

    Not a word from him that actually resembles an apology or regret. He stands by his decision, he’s still a bigot and Mozilla still decided a bigot would be best for the company

  • Beelzeebub

    Too late.

    I’ve deleted it from all my companies computers.

    • Truth

      Me too … and I will encourage everyone I know to do the same until an unconditional and clear apology is received from this disgusting homophobic outfit.

  • Robert W. Pierce

    Until Mozilla categorically states support for equal marriage, everyone using Firefox should switch to another browser.

    • █ █ █ €ώąɲ█ █ █

      Use Chrome, Google are very very LGBT friendly. As is Safari for Mac since Apple are headed by a gay guy now, or even Internet Explorer, MS support LGBT orgs now

      They sponsor Dublin pride for starts, gave out free teeshirts supporting equal marriage and everything

      • Jones

        Basically anything other than this guy’s company.

    • And

      Anyone switching to another browser because of this guy, should also disable Javascript (a.k.a Ecmascript, Jscript) on their new browser as a matter of principle, given that he invented it.

      • Then

        well said, I don’t know how much this is troubling US, One day LGBT will become a major issue to the society of us & western, you know in asian countries there’s no that much of trouble from LGBT.

  • Viscount_Adam

    I’m still NOT using Firefox and will continue to use Chrome while this leech is still around.

  • Darren McCabe-Hay

    If he is sincere in this, then he should be making a rather large donation to those who are still fighting for full marriage equality. Only then will any of us believe that he has had a change of heart.

    But I seriously doubt that he will so I too will be deleting Firefox from all my laptops & computers at home.

  • Truth

    Hush! What’s that I hear? The unmistakable sound of furious back-peddling because someone’s income is threatened? It never ceases to amaze me how a person’s ‘deeply held religious views’ can simply evaporate when their pocket is under attack. Vile, hypocritical bigots.

  • █ █ █ €ώąɲ█ █ █

    I thought Firefox was open source?

    • Cody5071

      Mozilla/Firefox: Gone, Baby, Gone!

  • This is depressing.

    The most telling thing about this is that neither he nor Firefox has actually said that they support equal marriage, why such reluctance?

    I always viewed Mozilla as being a good company, modern and ethical. I guess I was wrong about that.

    Time to look for an alternative browser.

    • Duck

      Of course he (and by extension the company he now heads) don’t support equal marriage – he donated to strip LGBT’s of their rights. He is a bigot.

  • Cal

    “…express my sorrow at having caused pain.”

    “I regret making such an appalling mistake.” No?
    “I apologise for my poor judgement.” No?
    “I will donate and equal to an equality cause to neutralise my bigotry.” No?
    Then p!ss off, Firefox. You are deleted!

    • RennyMoko

      You never use firefox to begin with.

  • Marksy

    FIrefox deleted.

  • Jake28

    The man is totally and utterly insipid.

    • Truth

      …. perhaps yet another self-loather … brainwashed by religion ?

  • Jase

    Firefox is the Chick-Fil-A of browsers.

  • Charles

    Nothing in what he said addresses why he gave money and if he still holds those views and will continue to do so.

    Presumably the sh*t storm that is going to be unleashed at this man and Mozilla will make people like this think twice.


  • tim Chapman

    Firefox now deleted throughout the Campany that I own.

  • cel

    What an idiot. One thing I’m pretty sure about this whole thing. firefox removed and dusted under the rug. Google all the way

  • Christopher in Canada

    Many people who head large organizations are aware that their policies “cause pain”. I’m thinking Stalin, Hitler, Putin, Custer, Disney…

  • Jones

    Yes it did cause pain to many people who were probably very fearful of this campaign you financially supported. The damage has been done and you’ll never get that trust back.

  • GulliverUK

    I will go out on a limb and say we should give him a chance. He acknowledges the pain he has caused, he’s promised to be fair and non-discriminatory – if he fails, it has the potential to very seriously damage Mozilla, and he has lots of people watching his every move, including LGBT working inside Mozilla. It’s better to have him as an ally – this can be a win-win. I know some want to lash out, and I did yesterday, immediately upon hearing this, but to his credit he has responded, acknowledging the concerns and promising that within Mozilla (where many LGBT also work) he will not be discriminatory — and frankly, the board won’t let him.

    I would love him to make a donation to equality, or better still, LGBT homelessness, but let’s give him a chance.

  • Inis_Magrath

    — “I can only ask for your support to have the time to ‘show, not tell.’ ”

    OK — I’ll give you the time to show us. But you don’t get forever. Donate to an equality cause, or clearly state you renounce your prior position, or help fund a marriage equality lawsuit. SOMETHING. Show us.

    But we won’t wait forever. Time is ticking. Do something. Show us.

  • cantake8

    If he had kept his trap shut I wouldn’t be so solidly convinced he’s made of and filled with 100% BULLSHIT. What a condescending twit to think that statement holds any meaning.

  • Lawerence Collins

    The news there generally moves faster than here in the states. The techies at the company are demanding he step down. We’ll see what happens.

    • Farrago

      You mean the non-techies who are not in fact at the company, but at a closely related company?

  • Whataboutery

    I was hoping for an apology, but there’s not a sign of one in this statement – this guy does not want me to have the same rights as him, so screw Mozilla. Firefox uninstalled

  • JackAlison

    “And I will not tolerate behaviour among community members that violates our Community Participation Guidelines or (for employees) our inclusive and non-discriminatory employment policies.”

    WHAT DOES HE IMAGINE HES DONE? he supports bigotry thru his cash payment.

    “:our inclusive and non-discriminatory employment policies.” so every1 else toes the line except 4 him in his ivory cloud tower of exemption? what a jerk a lier a cheat and a charlatan

    • Zebowillis

      SO Should Barack Obama resign?

      • JackAlison

        resign because he’s instructing the state department to make gay rights human rights?
        instructing US embassies to liase with homophobic governments to change their ways.
        to bring about ENDA and the federal laws banning discrimination nation wide
        Hes a president who’s mention the word gay more than any other president in history.
        he has taken on Uganda which is more than QEII has done.
        she is head of commnwealth
        Instructing thje Justice dept NOT to defend DOMA in a SUPREME court hearing banning gay marriage
        the lists of positives goes on

  • █ █ █ €ώąɲ█ █ █

    Does he even “own” Firefox?

    I thought it was open source so not owned by anyone

    Just use a version not branded by Mozilla like one of the forks

  • pollik

    I am starting to run out of options.

    I don’t like Chrome or Google…for many reasons. Safari is connected with Apple – ugh

    That leaves what? Opera? I kept getting performance issues with that

  • James Swinburne

    I stopped using Firefox at the time and told them why. :-)

  • xigaxu

    He can’t even say the word gay in his rambling non-apology to non-specific groups of people. That clearly is a dirty word in his mind.
    I am of course posting using Chrome. I have a feeling this guy will have no chance for a job with Google .

  • RennyMoko

    Mozilla is a old dinosaur waiting to be extinct. So I think with this issue Mozilla can blame him and become extinct.

  • omili

    dont apologies, dont change heart, i would donate money also to ban gay marriage and if i did have money like you i would, bout apologies don’t and if you want to uninstall it go a head kmt

    • Dot McFarlane

      Gay marriage has been legal here in Canada for well over 10 years and nobody’s suffered because of it. I’m straight and it hasn’t affected my life in the slightest. I’m a proud ally and always will be!!!!

  • Jared Roussel

    The universal code of respect is to honor someone’s free will choice whether or not it suits your opinion or circumstances. And you all, in like turn, have the power to act in the same capacity. Rendering judgment and insulting someone for doing so just results in more karmic knots and hurtfulness. Love doesn’t need defense; it stands proud, mighty, yet gently on its own for as long as you are genuinely holding it.

  • autumnsgrace

    These comments are hilarious. You all are just as intolerant, demanding that a company shouldn’t do business until someone in it has the same viewpoint of your own.

  • Zebowillis


  • Malcolm Mcewen

    Many prominent gay man and many not so prominent gay men opose gay marriage. Perhaps some of you should read what gays who opose marriage think before you label everyone who oposes it as homophobic. a good essay from a gay man can be found here

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