Mother Jones Commits “Random Act of Journalism”, Eich Edition – UPDATED
Hat tip for the title of this post has to go to Rush Limbaugh.
And that is exactly what happened. In a piece titled “OkCupid’s CEO Donated to an Anti-Gay Campaign Once, Too“, it has come out that the firm that initiated the forced ouster of former Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich is run by rank hypocrites (the same guy also donated to rank hypocrite Barack Obama; go figure).
After Mozilla announced Eich as CEO, the OKCupid dating site put up a screen to those entering the site using Mozilla’s Firefox browser that stated the following, as quoted in the MJ piece:
“If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about would be illegal.”
Wow. You’d have to think that had Prop. 8 passed, the people in those 8% of relationships OKCupid worked so hard to bring about would be thrown in prison or massively harmed financially. Of course, this isn’t one bit true and the slime that said this know it. They didn’t care. Days later, Eich was forced out of Mozilla by the real bigots in this story. Other bigots have defended Eich’s ouster have used a variety of arguments that have gotten worse and more irrelevant.
As mentioned in the title of the MJ piece, more about this story is coming out:
But there’s a hitch: OkCupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched.
Sure enough, the donor lookup on OpenSecrets.org shows Sam Yagan donating the money when he worked for a company called Metamachine (this mini-bio shows Yagan was CEO of that company).
MJ then goes into some information about Cannon. But then things get real interesting in the last paragraph of the MJ piece:
It’s also quite possible that Yagan’s politics have changed since 2004: He donated to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2007 and 2008. Perhaps even Firefox’s Eich has rethought LGBT equality since his 2008 donation. But OkCupid didn’t include any such nuance in its take-down of Firefox.
No they didn’t, did they? Heck, Obama took 30 months before “evolving” on same-sex “marriage”. Eich was given a week and when he didn’t bow down and kiss the feet of gay advocates in manner they wanted, they engineered his removal as CEO.
Sinning is a choice. Once a sin is committed, and the sinner gets pleasure from the sin, it becomes easier and easier to continue committing the sin. One of the problems of making such a choice is that the sins are compounded in order to justify the first sin. I have a protected civil right to say that engaging in homosexual acts is sinful. I don’t say this to judge others, as I am a sinner and would be a hypocrite if I did judge; it’s just that I have chosen not to commit this sin and will leave judgement of those who do to God. Others don’t believe it is and their right to believe this are protected as well. I have no interest in criminalizing this sinful behavior when done by consenting adults in private. I have no interest in financially harming them either. I also believe that the institution of marriage as it has been defined in this country since its founding should be protected from further degradation; I don’t blame homosexuals for this degradation, since it has been those of us who haven’t taken the institution serious enough that have harmed it; but homosexuals are working to make the institution worse. Gay advocates believe the definition should be changed to suit them, to make it “equal” (this is ridiculous, but that is their argument). Same-sex “marriage”, to me, even if legal is a celebration of sinful behavior, and my belief is supposed to be a protected civil right. Nobody, and I mean nobody, has a right to force me to believe otherwise. Unfortunately, gay advocates have made the decision to not just oppose these views, views that are held by more than 100 million Americans (and probably more), but to attempt to destroy those people, as they did with Eich. They are convincing the government to force us who have a protected right to believe otherwise to be involved in their “celebration” of sin, to force their beliefs upon us. It can only happen when “judges” wholly ignore the first two parts of the First Amendment, which is what gay advocates have convinced these “judges” to do. In order to “win” their “marriage equality”, gay advocates have gotten “judges” and “Justices” to use slander, violations of real civil rights, and outright lies and incorporated them into law (this was done in Hollingsworth v. Perry and in Windsor, the latter of which is being used as precedent to wrongly “legalize” same-sex “marriage”). Gay advocates have chosen not only to support their sinful behavior as a civil right, but to add sin after sin with their lying and bearing false witness in order to “win” what they want. It’s a fraud and a scam. This is what gay advocacy has degenerated into. By their choice.
And Eich is the bad guy? This whole sorry episode is nothing more than the graphic display of dishonesty from the degenerates that forced Eich out. And everything coming out just makes their bigoted advocacy look even worse. Am I being judgmental? Not against people who engage in homosexual acts with consenting adults. As a sinner myself, it isn’t my place; judgement is best left to God. I am being judgmental against those who compound their sins to force me to be a part of their sin. They have no right to do this. It’s time the government figures this out.
UPDATE: William Jacobson notes that The Daily Caller found out about Yagan’s donation last week. The Mother Jones piece neglects that it was DC who broke this bit of news even though MJ linked to the piece (at Uncrunched, also linked to by Jacobson) that linked to the DC piece. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Shame on MJ for not giving credit where credit is due.