Brandan Eich donated US$ 1000 to proposition 8 that won the majority of the votes! That un-PC action was his undoing.
Last week, Bill Maher stirred the pot even more, suggesting that Eich’s resignation was the result of pressure from a "gay mafia." Not surprisingly, Maher’s remarks have since sparked heated social media debate — and some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates say his words are ripe for misinterpretation.
"What happened in the Brendan Eich situation was actually not as a result of pressure that came from within the LGBT movement," said Freedom to Marry‘s John Becker, who’s also a HuffPost Gay Voices blogger. Noting that Maher has been an outspoken ally to the LGBT community in the past, he added, "This is all about internal pressure from within the Mozilla community itself."
Brendan supported the majority opinion, the proposition that won the popular vote. For this he got mobbed. PC is so pervasive, the gay lobby did not need to act, the political correctness crown acted on their own.
"Inequality: California’s Proposition 8 essentially banned same-sex couples from getting married until it was deemed unconstitutional" 2
Activist and political consultant Scott Wooledge echoed those sentiments, saying that Eich’s resignation was partly due to "pre-existing opposition" from within the Mozilla group, as evidenced by the fact that three board members stepped down ahead of the CEO’s appointment.
Though shalt not oppose gay marriage
The slightest opposition to the complete full unabridged gay agenda gets punished. Teachers get dismissed for opposing teaching homosexuality
Putin’s Olympics almost got boycotted for his opposition to indoctrinate minors with homosexual propaganda. Political correctness always goes a slippery slope. Protect gays from violence was the noble initial motivation. Preventing free speech of people who want to restrict any privilege of gays is the end result. And hate speech laws that formally punish free speech and thought crimes, under the guise of preventing true hate speech that calls for violent action.
PC is amazing: in the 1970′s there were two movements. One to legalize homosexuality and sodomy, and the other to legalize adolescent/child sex. Homosexuality became a protected activity, so much that any doubt is a thought crime. Pedophilia became the worst of all crimes, so everything even remotely connected to it is totally taboo (child porn, teenage sexuality) and a thought crime. The age of consent goes upwards, world wide, so even harmless natural post-pubertal sex of 17 year old "children" and their photos become more and more criminalized.
Hypocrisy – The LGBT activists held the belief that they would boycott Firefox if Eich was not fired for opposing same-sex marriage 6 years ago, yet have no problem to continue using another program in which he owns the rights.
Sure, he was fired for a thought crime. For opposing a change ten thousand year old policy about what constitutes marriage.
Fascism – The LGBT activists have shown disdain for human rights, intellectualism and individuality of Eich
Forbes is politically correct and supports that Eich was bullied out of the job for which he was highly qualified.
Eich refused to discuss his personal views and said that he would not resign in an interview published Wednesday by the Guardian newspaper. “So I don’t want to talk about my personal beliefs because I kept them out of Mozilla all these 15 years we’ve been going,” he was quoted as saying. “I don’t believe they’re relevant.”
Mozilla has appointed former marketing man Chris Beard as interim CEO following the controversial resignation of his newly-appointed predecessor over his donation to an anti-gay marriage campaign
The open source advocacy group and creator of the Firefox browser, Mozilla, has appointed former marketing man Chris Beard as interim chief executive after a newly-promoted boss was forced to resign over his controversial donation to an anti-gay marriage campaign.
But controversy erupted over a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 to support California’s Proposition 8, which opposed gay marriage. The donation was listed in a public database with Mozilla appearing next to Eich’s name as his employer.
Despite a blog post by Eich in which he said he wanted to "express my sorrow at having caused pain" and promised an "active commitment to equality" at Mozilla, employees were unconvinced. Chris McAvoy, who leads Mozilla’s Open Badges project, took to Twitter to call for the new chief executive to stand down and said that he had been "disappointed" by his promotion. The tweet was soon echoed by other Mozilla staff.
Independent developer Hampton Catlin also wrote a blog post announcing that the company founded by him and his husband would no longer support Mozilla: "As a gay couple who were unable to get married in California until recently, we morally cannot support a Foundation that would not only leave someone with hateful views in power, but will give them a promotion and put them in charge of the entire organization.
American Thinker (blog) - 3 days ago
After the recent resignation of former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, many high-profile conservative commentators (such as Charles Krauthammer and Dennis Prager) have called for a boycott of Mozilla products, especially the Firefox browser. Twitter also has an active #BoycottFirefox hashtag thread.
Slate Magazine (blog) – 6 days ago
Huffington Post – 6 days ago
Dating website OKCupid tells users to boycott Mozilla search engine over hiring of CEO who supported California’s ban on gay marriage
(Reuters) – Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Some, especially a dating website that had urged its users to boycott Mozilla’s popular Firefox web browser, cheered Eich’s resignation after less than two weeks as CEO of the nonprofit software company. Others viewed him as a victim and called his critics intolerant of people with different views.
Eich did not respond to requests for comment on Friday, but he had posted an apology on his blog before he resigned for the pain his stance had caused. His views about gay marriage had been known within Mozilla for nearly two years, but controversy erupted after he was appointed CEO in late March.
Rarebit founders Hampton and Michael Catlin, a gay developer couple, pulled their software apps from Mozilla after Eich’s appointment. OkCupid.com, the online dating site, called for a boycott of Firefox. Some on Twitter who identified themselves as Mozilla employees called for Eich to resign.