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OKCupid Takes A Stand [Pic]

Hits: 3660 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: BlargBot
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Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 4:07:27 PM
Anyway eHarmony is far better. I met my wife there. All you singles, go on eHarmony, there are great girls.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 4:05:50 PM

Marriage doesn't give you many more rights and when it does then the government is perfectly capable of adjusting that without changing the definition of marriage (was done in the UK years before gay marriage by allowing civil union). So instead of saying this is about gay rights, address the actual issue.

Gay "rights" are being abused by anti-religious people. This is not just marriage, but other legislation such as the ACA forces religious people to go against their religious views.

If you said "allow gay marriage, but no-one will be forced to provide services to a gay wedding" I would say that it was about gay rights. We know that the whole thing is about forcing religious people to do to do things against their religion, as was seen in Arizona by the false attacks on hte religious freedom bill.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13916 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:37:42 PM
It's the only way I can avoid IAB ads, so it stays.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:11:07 PM
ryanwi - yes, if we follow this to its logical conclusion, their slogan is would then be "Boycott America (and 90% of the world)".

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:09:37 PM
Blargbot - no, he's right. Taking this sort of action will entrench them in their beliefs. It's authoritarian and counterproductive.

Seriously, this is some bizarre shiite. Yes, it's very paternalist. It's anything but tolerant. Banning completely unrelated and innocent people from using an internet browser to access a website because of gay marriage. That's just weird, there is nothing else to call it.

Let's take it further now. Everyone here who thinks this is a great idea - throw away pretty much everything in your house. It's mostly made in 3rd world countries, by workers who absolutely do not support gay marriage. Stop supporting them, they're impeding progress. You're a hypocrite, if you won't. Most of what you consume goes through the channels of intolerance at one point, I'm sure.

But seriously guys, act as tolerant as you claim to be.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:09:17 PM
More than 52% of California voters agreed with him and voted yes on proposition 8. It's likely that virtually every company in California has someone on the board or a senior executive that supported it. Should we just boycott the whole state? There was a different national mood then. I'm happy to give him a pass on it.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 102 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:14:32 PM
That is a ridiculous argument. First of all, it is not just a belief, it is an action. The CEO financial backed proposition 8 to end marriage equality in CA. Mozilla chose him as their representative to the world. This was their right just as it was his right to promote his bigoted views. But it is my right (and OK Cupid's right) to inform others of these choices so that those who know how damaging the lack of marriage equality is (hospital issues, inheritance issues, greencard issues, etc.) can choose to take their business elsewhere. Let's take this to an extreme and suppose a company chose an advocate of racial segregation as CEO...would other companies and individuals then be justified in choosing to take business elsewhere?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 49 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:11:20 PM
@BlargBot Since its important to know what CEO's views on touchy issues are, perhaps you can tell me what the positions are of the CEO's from Google, Microsoft, etc.

Again, as I said, so long as the person keeps their opinions out of their management, I don't see why we need to respond to their company rather then to them as individuals.

We all have the right to hold any belief we choose, and while you may not respect that belief, trying to punish someone for holding it is wrong. Attacking someone will only force a defense, usually entrenching their beliefs. If you want to change their mind, try reasoning with them.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1418 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:51:28 PM
just edit the about:config page

Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
 973 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:37:16 AM
They want to make this statement yes then do it. But it's the way they've done it.

They've monitored the browser you're using when you enter the site, and indicate that they dislike Mozilla as tactically endorsing this guys position. You have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to click through. So to some users it may scare them that they may get a lesser service if they continue to use Mozilla as OK cupid will see it as an endorsement of the position. And the other thing you have to scroll down the page a bit then click a link. So either send the message to everyone, or put it in a press release and don't inhibit some users access by delaying them.

Male, 60-69, Europe
 5675 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:48:57 AM
'It's the thin end of the wedge if people boycott FF. '

How would that work? If people boycott any business how does that help the government become more controlling?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 102 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:13:34 AM
I would agree with you if he were a random employee. However, a CEO represents the company...in some ways even personifies it. Additionally, a CEO should provide the vision and moral leadership for a company. As a result, for many people, the CEO's actions outside the boardroom are relevant.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 102 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:00:52 AM
@drawman61, papajon0s1
I don't understand how choosing not to use FF infringes on freedom of speech. Consumers have a right to prefer to use services from organizations whose values align with their own.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 49 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:51:05 AM
Unless the guy is spending corporate money on supporting his personal beliefs, I dont see what the issue is. Yes, you may disagree with his idea, but take that up with him personally, rather than by boycotting the product of his corporation.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 220 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:22:01 AM
Oh you silly Europeans... mind your own business and stop concentrating on America.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 7071 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:21:07 AM
It's the thin end of the wedge if people boycott FF. The whole point of the internet is unrestricted freedom of speech. The governments would start blocking whatever they wanted using any excuse they wanted.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 8 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:51:40 AM
that is impressively ballsy statemtnt,
and good way of fighting i think. keep up the good work OKcupid!

re: Papajon0s - Okcupid did not stump on annyone's rights they had made a statement informing people about something they dissagree with. It just so happens that this act is promoting a freedom of expression and opinion. they do NOT ban FF users from using their site eitehr so your comment is just completly wrong.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:43:30 AM
Idiotic. I say we boycott OK Cupid for stompng on Constitutional rights of free speech and freedom of religion!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 220 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:24:49 AM
He also doesn't like black olives on pizza, which is my favorite. And because it's what I prefer, he should like it, too. Hang him. Hang him now.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2565 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:46:21 AM
Meh... haven't used Firefox since Chrome came out anyway.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 102 Posts
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 5:45:29 AM
Link: OKCupid Takes A Stand [Pic] [Rate Link] - Encourages users not to use Mozilla software

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