Do you remember a long time ago when Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, fired their CEO Brendan Eich because he made a donation to support natural marriage? That kind of thing happens often in the software development industry. Google fires people who aren’t progressive enough. Well, it’s happened again, this time with Tripwire Interactive.
Story from Daily Wire:
The CEO of a video game developer based in Georgia is now out of the company after he tweeted his support for Texas’s pro-life law, which bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected in the baby.
“Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat,” John Gibson, CEO of Tripwire Interactive, tweeted on Saturday. “As an entertainer I don’t get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer.”
Tripwire Interactive released a statement on Monday evening saying that Gibson was out, effective immediately, because of the comments that he made.
“The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company,” the company said. “His comments disregarded the values of our whole team, our partners and much of our broader community. Our leadership team at Tripwire are deeply sorry and are unified in our commitment to take swift action and to foster a more positive environment.”
If you ask the Tripwire “whole team” whether they were tolerant and inclusive and diverse, they would say “of course we are”. So, just keep in mind when people say these words, they don’t really mean it. They mean “agree with me, or I’ll fire you so that you can’t earn a living, and you starve and your family starves” in a fashion reminiscent of Josef Stalin.
Now, if you look at polls about abortion, you’ll see that about half the country thinks that abortion is morally wrong:
On Wednesday, Gallup released its annual poll on abortion trends. Megan Brenan’s write-up for Gallup highlights that a “Record-High 47% in U.S. Think Abortion Is Morally Acceptable.” However, there is much more to the poll, including results that are more favorable to the pro-life position that the media may not be willing to cover.
That headline is technically true. The plurality, 47 percent of respondents, who find abortion to be “morally acceptable” is indeed a record high. But it’s crucial to look to the results of those who find abortion to be “morally wrong.” That number is at 46 percent, which is nearly identical.
Last year’s results found that 44 percent said abortion was “morally acceptable,” while 47 percent said it was “morally wrong.”
So, this is a very mainstream point of view. And frankly science is on the side of people who think that unborn children are alive and fully human. What’s happened is that people who are rich and powerful have decided that it’s more important for selfish adults to be able to engage in reckless, irresponsible sex and then kill their children to keep the good times rolling. Being pro-abortion is nothing more than saying that you should be able to kill innocent people when you’re driving drunk.
Anyway, my point about this story is this. If you want to work in IT and have an opinion about policy or morality that is counter to the secular left, then you need to have an alias. Period.
I’m someone who is made very uncomfortable by having to toe the party line of the secular left. So I have two choices. I can either keep silent or I can find a way to speak out. I have found that having an alias is the best way to have a voice, while still keeping my job. I can’t afford to lose my job, because for me there is no safety net of family or community. So, I try to make myself as defensible as possible. I am aware of what happens if you cross the wrong person at work, or the wrong person at church, etc. And since I have no backup, I have to be very careful about allowing unstable people access to the means by which I earn my living.
Do you know the difference between virtue and sin? When a man is chaste, he doesn’t mind being made fun of or disagreed with or shunned. Chastity testifies to him that he is a good person. But if a person is having reckless, irresponsible sex and killing his or her own children, any disagreement or disapproval is extremely upsetting. Chastity is self-evidently good, and murdering children is self-evidently evil. So, that’s why the selfish adults band together and attack anyone who doesn’t celebrate their selfishness. They know it’s wrong, but they think they can fix the guilt by silencing anyone who doesn’t celebrate them. This is where fascism comes from.
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“They know it’s wrong, but they think they can fix the guilt by silencing anyone who doesn’t celebrate them.”
Yes, abortion is murder and everybody knows it. Those who support it are going to have to deal with it at the Cross or in the Lake of Fire – with no exceptions.
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Our leadership team at Tripwire are deeply sorry and are unified in our commitment to take swift action and to foster a more positive environment by completely ignoring the fact that each and every one of us required the environmental protection of our mother’s womb from the moment that our unique “once in a lifetime” DNA fingerprint came into existence.
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Nice job showing their hypocrisy!
All human rights are built on the foundation of the Right to Life. When any of us are denied that right, we are denied all other human rights including the following:
(1) Freedom from Discrimination – Should we discriminate against those who are too young and still developing and have no voice?
(2) Personal Security – Should we deny security to the most vulnerable?
(3) Freedom from Slavery – Should we tolerate innocent human beings being treated like personal property or an inconvenient hangnail?
(4) Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment – See Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s “The Silent Scream”.
(5) Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law – The science is undeniable; Every one of us began our lives as a single cell with a unique DNA fingerprint. Why then shouldn’t all human beings be given legal personhood from their moment of conception? What does their environment have to do with it?
(6) Right to Equality before the Law – What equality does a person living under the environmental protection of their mother’s womb have if their life can be taken without legal consequences?
(7) Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal – Why shouldn’t there be legal consequences for the premeditated taking of innocent human life?
(8) Freedom from Arbitrary Exile – Isn’t being removed from the environmental protection of a mother’s womb the ultimate exile?
(9) Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty – Can an unborn child be any more innocent?
(10) Freedom from Personal Interference in the above Rights – if either the mother or father of an unborn child personally interferes with the life or well being of their child, wouldn’t social justice be meaningless unless just action is taken against the guilty?
Selected from “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
The questions are my own.
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Brilliant list – thank you for putting it together! I just might “borrow” it. :-)