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Tolerant gay-rights activists claim another scalp: Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich

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If you believe marriage is between a man and a woman, that means you hate gay people. Why? Because everybody says so. You don’t want to be an outcast, do you?

Therefore, if you’ve ever in your life donated to a cause that seeks to preserve the traditional definition of marriage, that means you must be shunned.

That’s what happened to Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. In 2008, he donated $1,000 to support California’s Proposition 8. Now, just a couple of weeks after Mozilla named him CEO, he’s stepping down after his own employees called for it. In public.



Ha ha, just kidding. Why would Eich’s employees need to quit, just because they can’t tolerate his “intolerance”? They tweeted about it, didn’t they?

Mission accomplished, kids. From the Mozilla blog:

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.

We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.

Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.

Another victory for tolerance!

“Please don’t boycott us. We’re sorry. We’re so, so sorry!” It’s not an apology, it’s a surrender.

What did Eich’s donation have to do with the performance of his duties, you ask? Shut up, that’s what. You’re a homophobe.

The more we’re scolded by gay-rights activists, the more they adopt the tactics of those they claim to condemn, the more I wonder why they’re so afraid of debate. If their ideas are so good, if gay marriage is so popular, so inevitable… Then why do they need to keep pulling this crap?

Eich didn’t call for gay people to be killed, or put in camps, or banned from homosexual activity. He didn’t say he hates them, or God hates them. He donated money to a ballot initiative to preserve traditional marriage. That’s it.

But hey, it’s California. They’re so laid back, they can tolerate anything. Except a dissenting opinion.

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Jim Treacher