The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 in 2008, has just been scalped by some gay activists. After an OKCupid decision to boycott Mozilla, the recently appointed Brendan Eich just resigned under pressure:
In a post at Mozilla’s official blog, executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker confirmed the news with an unequivocal apology on the company’s behalf. “Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” Baker wrote. “We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough"
Leading liberal gay journalist Andrew Sullivan sees this for what it is:
"Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us. "
Gay conservative Tammy Bruce:
"And after you interrogate ur board & employees @Mozilla, next step==> you must have everyone sign a loyalty oath..."
"Hi @Mozilla libs, shouldn't you now send a questionnaire to every employee to make sure they have the correct opinions? Chop chop.."
Should anyone who voted for an anti-gay marriage Democratic Presidential candidate in 2008 be boycotted, too?