In recent days, the new CEO of Mozilla has faced astounding backlash over his support of California’s Proposition 8. The ballot initiative, which defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is a common target of gay marriage proponents – as is anyone who supported it.

OkCupid, an online dating service, was among Brendan Eich’s fiercest critics, sending a message to all of its users who access the site via Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. The note encouraged users to switch to another browser, indicating the organization does not want to be affiliated in any way with the company that was then under Eich’s control.


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The intrusive correspondence labeled him “an opponent of equal rights for gay couples” and insinuated he wanted to make “roughly 8% of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about … illegal.”

Virtually overnight, reports surfaced that Eich had stepped down from his post; and Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Winifred Mitchell Baker released a statement apologizing for the company’s apparent transgression. Merely voicing support for traditional marriage, it seems, was career suicide for Eich, leading to his colleagues being forced to seek forgiveness for not sending him packing earlier.

“We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act,” Baker wrote. “We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry.”

Eich, who not only co-founded Mozilla but developed the ubiquitous Javascript programming language, was effectively brought down by a modest donation he made six years ago.


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Homosexual activists demand everyone to approve of their agenda, threatening boycotts and protests against anyone refusing to fall in line. They mount campaigns against fast food chains, annual parades, and any other entity they feel does not sufficiently kowtow to their whims.

The painfully hypocritical aspect of the entire movement, however, is their demand for tolerance and acceptance. While social conservatives are expected to show the utmost deference, they receive absolutely no corresponding respect.

As Mozilla proved, some companies would rather sacrifice a qualified leader than upset these radical activists.

Photo credit: Eric Miraglia (Flickr)


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