RedState Follows TruthRevolt's Lead, Blocks Users of Firefox
Jeremy Boreing |
On Tuesday the powerful conservative website RedState joined the movement - started last Thursday by this publication - to protest Mozilla's decision to force out its CEO Brendan Eich over a personal donation he made over six years ago to a pro-traditional marriage campaign by blocking users of the company's hit web-browser Firefox.
Visitors to the site were re-directed to a landing page where they were informed that RedState found itself in conflict with the values of Mozilla and suggesting other alternative browsers.
"... we wanted to remind people that the totalitarian impulse of the Mozilla corporation is real, and if you haven’t been Made to Care yet, you will be soon."
Under the leadership of the formidable Erick Erickson, RedState is a leader in the conservative movement, and their action against Firefox will be felt at Mozilla. RedState's move comes on the same day that another conservative powerhouse, Dennis Prager, joined the call for a boycott of the company.
TruthRevolt's original decision to block Firefox users was designed to mirror the effort by the dating site OkCupid, whose declaration that Eich and all opponents of gay marriage are their "enemies" led directly to Mozilla's decision to force Eich out. While the effort helped lead to the worst customer feedback in Mozilla's history, no apology has been made for the company's handling of the situation.
You can add your voice to the protest by signing our petition here. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/redstate-follows-truthrevolts-lead-blocks-users-mozilla-firefox