Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Some, especially a dating website that had urged its users to boycott Mozilla’s popular Firefox web browser, cheered Eich’s resignation after less than two weeks as CEO of the nonprofit software company. Others viewed him as a victim and called his critics intolerant of people with different views.
Rarebit founders Hampton and Michael Catlin, a gay developer couple, pulled their software apps from Mozilla after Eich’s appointment. OkCupid.com, the online dating site, called for a boycott of Firefox.
On Friday, news of Eich’s departure prompted a backlash on Twitter. Many suggested Silicon Valley was intolerant of people with views outside northern California’s liberal mainstream. This is a direct attack on the religious communities and US citizens freedom of speech.
Make no mistake, the witch hunt type tactics that brought down the CEO of Mozilla are not only intolerant but more importantly undemocratic and un-American. As a nation we are getting into very dangerous waters that threaten all Americans’s rights and liberties guaranteed in the Constitution including the right to dissent, religion, political affiliation and speech. Rights are worthless if one is afraid of repercussions if they use them.
Fascism, pure and simple. The left hides behind an unearned self-righteousness as it denies the liberty of mind and speech from those who oppose them. At the end of the day, homosexual couples can never procreate naturally. This is the one critical fact that makes homosexual unions unequal to heterosexual unions. This isn’t my opinion; it is fact. The entire gay marriage movement (so-called “equal marriage”) is predicated on wishful thinking which ignores reality. The fact that people buy into it says a lot about the sorry state of the human mind today.
“Silicon Valley’s denizens pride themselves on being part of a meritocratic community that welcomes talented workers regardless of their origins or political and religious beliefs……………..”
What a load of BS! Apparently they do NOT welcome people who believe that homosexual marriage is wrong, whether because of religious views or any other reason. There is only one correct ( or should I say politically correct, Soviet Union or Stalin or Mao style) opinion allowed on this subject. Warning from the left, don’t express political or religious beliefs if they are different than their own.