Thursday, May 08, 2014

Huzzah! Mozilla Firefox blocked from Catholic sites for position on marriage!

At first I thought Mozilla Firefox was blocking me from a Catholic site because of its (Mozilla's) hostility to traditional marriage. But then I realized that it was "Catholic Bandita" that was blocking Mozilla Firefox from these Catholic sites as a protest against Mozilla's new-found hostility to traditional marriage. The pop-up window indicating the blocked site carried promotions for alternative browsers (Google Crome, Apple Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera) and the following message:
"Due to Mozilla's hostility toward people who support preservation of the special status of traditional marriage in civil law, Firefox browsers are blocked from accessing this website.

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must make it because conscience tells him it is right." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is worrisome about this is the ease with which the opposition (the LGBT and pro-abort lobbies, for instance) could also totally shut down internet access to various sites of which they disapprove. Liberal support for free-speech, free-thought, liberty, and tolerance run pretty thin.

See Jimmy Akin's excellent piece, "How you can push back against Mozilla/Firefox's gay marriage thuggery (NCR, April 6, 2014).

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