American Thinker: “Opposing gay marriage in America today is not akin to opposing tax hikes or even the war in Afghanistan,” wrote Will Oremus, Slate’s senior tech writer in an altogether typical op-ed applauding the sacking of the “bigoted” Brendan Eich for his support of traditional marriage. “It’s more akin to opposing interracial marriage: It bespeaks a conviction that some people do not deserve the same basic rights as others.”
Last week, Eich could not grovel quite enough to keep his job as CEO of Mozilla, a software enterprise best known for producing the Firefox web browser. He resigned under pressure after “marriage equality” activists revealed that Eich had donated $1,000 to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign in California. Proposition 8, which passed with more than 52 percent of the vote, amended the California constitution to read, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
Distressingly few editorialists came to Eich’s defense.”
Opinion: Ironically in the same year as Brendan Eich’s donation to Prop 8, candidate for president Barack Obama said this:
“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”
Equally ironic is Mozilla’s statement over firing Brendan Eich:
“Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness, we welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all.” But the company is plainly taking the position that it won’t employ, in leadership positions, anyone who publicly holds orthodox Christian or Muslim views on gay marriage.”
In the new world order, Mozilla’s hypocrisy is completely ignored by both the progressive left and the mainstream media. Mozilla’s culture only reflects diversity and inclusiveness if employees promote the company’s views. So what comes next?
Is it a stretch to expect that Mozilla would fire a Bible-believing Christian because of the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative? Is it a stretch for Mozilla to decide that any employee that does not support Planned Parenthood should be terminated? And, is it a stretch to suppose that an employee who displays a bumper sticker for a right-wing candidate for president would not be welcome as an employee?
This is sheer intimidation and thuggery, plain and simple.