By now, you’re probably aware that Brendan Eich, the CEO (now former CEO) of Mozilla, makers of the popular Firefox web browser, was forced out of his position for his views on traditional marriage. Eich was found guilty by the website okcupid, an online dating portal, for a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 to a group advocating for the passage of California’s Proposition 8.
Okcupid brought the issue to light by displaying a message to visitors using the Firefox web browser about two weeks ago after Eich was first named CEO. The message politely instructed them to find a new web browser since, with Eich at the helm, Mozilla had become an anti-gay organization in their view. Never mind that Eich had in no way imposed his personal views on the company nor made any public declarations in his official capacity as CEO. Never mind either that the same year an even more prominent leader publicly declared, “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.” The name of that leader was Barack Obama.
Eich’s actions were enough to mobilize the gestapo and give him the boot.
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