John Derbyshire… Jason Richwine… It seems that with increasingly regularity this sort of thing is happening. And these are just the relatively high-profile cases we’re made aware of. How many times a day might this be happening to Average Joes?
It’s a story that should scare the shit out of you. The degree to which the Gay Mafia (i.e., an ‘oppressed class’) can destroy you — the degree to which one’s Christian believes are increasingly being equated with being ‘anti-gay’ and an all around awful person, worthy of being fired for holding such beliefs — should send shivers down the spine of anyone who values free thought and freedom of speech.
A newly promoted tech CEO who contributed money [six years ago — Ed.] to an effort to ban gay marriage in California resigned Thursday, days after dating site OkCupid.com outed him as “an opponent of equal rights.”
Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla, was named CEO of the company last month, sparking outrage among board members of the nonprofit, which created the Firefox Internet browser, as well as users of the free service
Eich gave $1,000 to support California’s Proposition 8 in 2008, a bill banning gay marriage in the country’s most populous state.
Mitchell Baker, chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation, announced the resignation of Brendan Eich as company CEO just days after he was named to the posted. Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg Mitchell Baker, chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation, announced the resignation of Brendan Eich as company CEO just days after he was named to the posted.
Prop 8 passed [which means the majority of voters in CA voted to ban gay marriage – Ed], but was later overturned.
As one commenter to the story writes:
This man loses his job not because he lacks expertise or competence, but because several years ago he expressed his first amendment rights. Mozilla’s move today illustrates the real threat to freedom that if you don’t subscribe to the current PC orthodoxy you will lose your livelihood.