On March 31st, users of the dating website OkCupid.com were greeted with a notice informing them that because Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich donated to a pro-traditional marriage campaign, users of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser were banned from the OkCupid website. But now it has come to light that the CEO of OkCupid also made a political donation offensive to gay activists.
According to records unearthed by Mother Jones, OkCupid CEO Sam Yagan donated to a politician that was a very staunch supporter of issues reviled by gay activists. In 2004, Yagan donated $500 to his local Congressman, Chris Cannon (R-UT). Cannon was a conservative who voted for a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, voted against a ban preventing employers firing employees based on their sexual preference, voted to prohibit gays from adopting children, and on a host of other issues voted against the progressive gay agenda.
Author Hannah Levintova notes that Yagan also donated to Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008, so it’s “quite possible that Yagan’s politics have changed since 2004.” However, Obama opposed same-sex marriage during that campaign, just like Eich and Cannon.
Still, even MJ points out that since Yagan did something nearly the same as Mozilla’s Eich, the OkCupid Firefox ban seems like a “PR stunt” as opposed to any “impassioned act of protest.”
Brendan Eich held his CEO position in Mozilla, a company he co-founded, for less than a week before progressive activists destroyed his career by making his company pressure him to quit. The dating website OkCupid was one of those groups lending its assistance to the hit squad aligned against Mozilla.
OkCupid displayed message on the screens of Firefox users informing them that since Brendan Eich donated $1,000 to a pro-traditional marriage campaign in 2008, users of his web browser were not welcome at the dating website.
Gay activists celebrated the efforts of OkCupid to destroy Brendan Eich because of his religious and political views–ideas that he never imposed on his company, Mozilla.
After OkCupid did its part to destroy Eich, the dating site posted a new message trumpeting the scalp it took, saying, “We are pleased that OkCupid’s boycott has brought tremendous awareness to the critical matter of equal rights for all partnerships.”
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