Thursday, April 03, 2014

Christians not welcome at Mozilla

I've been a loyal user of Mozilla products since the beginning, but I've just switched to Chrome. They've just fired a Christian because of fears that they would be boycotted over his Christian beliefs about marriage. So, now they are being boycotted by me. It's not a very big boycott, but still...

If you are using any Mozilla products, I encourage you to switch. If you know anyone who uses a computer and isn't very computer literate and would like to join this boycott of 1, please offer to help set them up with Chrome or some other browser.

I've also sent a letter to Mozilla's press department, inquiring about the extent of their religious discrimination. Here it is:
Subject: purging the Christians

I have several questions I'd like to ask in light of Mozilla's firing of Brendam Eich for being a Christian.

First, I'd like to know if Mozilla is now going to purge all of the Christians from its ranks or are only high-level positions forbidden to people who follow that religion? If it is level based, how high a position is a Christian now allowed to hold at Mozilla?

Second, Muslims and religious Jews have similar views towards homosexual behavior that Christians do. Are Muslims and Jews also subject to this employment discrimination at Mozilla or only Christians?

Finally, I'm not an expert, but I know that there are both federal and California state laws forbidding discrimination on the basis of religion. Did the Mozilla personnel who made this decision consult with their legal department before firing someone based on their religious beliefs?

Thank you in advance for your answers.
I'll post a followup if I get a response.