Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns After Backlash Over Support For Prop 8 Same-Sex Marriage Ban

No personal beliefs allowed in any company apparently...

No personal beliefs allowed in any company apparently…

CBS San Francisco: Mozilla Chief Executive Officer Brendan Eich has resigned his post after revelations of his prior support for California’s doomed same-sex marriage ban created a backlash among Mozilla employees.

Eich’s resignation also comes days after online dating site OkCupid.com began asking its customers not to use Mozilla’s Firefox browser to access the site.

Eich, who was named CEO of the Mountain View-based Mozilla last month, had come under fire for his 2008 donation of $1,000 to support Proposition 8 which has since been struck down.

After his ascension from chief technology officer to CEO, Mozilla employees criticized the move and publicly called on Eich to step down.

In a blog post Thursday, Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker said the company was caught off guard by the extent of the backlash and announced Eich’s resignation:

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.

Baker’s post said the company supports equality for all and recognized employees have a wide diversity of views, and that the company “failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community.”

Previously, Eich had published a blog post  addressing his previous stance, while promising to work with LGBT communities and expressing “my sorrow at having caused pain.”

So much for employees that “have a wide diversity of views”. It’s also not enough that Eich apologized and promised to work with homosexuals, nope. You either tow the homosexual agenda or are demonized for a personal belief (guess we can’t call that a diverse view). Welcome to the new Amerika.

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Seumas
Seumas
6 years ago

Given these ends, he should have just stuck to his guns, and told the satanists to scram. I’ve found that trying to “appease” these mentally and spiritually ill people, is like trying to appease a devil (which many of them likely have), and will never work. Better to stand one’s ground and fight for what is right and correct (Not that I would expect that from a CEO, however, unless it was for somethign corrupt) than to cower and be utilized as a doormat. This is what is commonly known as bullying, and criminal intimidation, He should Sue for discrimination,… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
6 years ago

You said it perfectly, DCG, exposing Mozilla as a company that does not respect or allow its employees to hold PERSONAL beliefs contrary to the Left’s. Yet more evidence of the Left’s intolerance, closed-mindedness, and hostility to diversity.

As Seumas noted above, Brendan Eich should not have apologized. What’s there to apologize for? I wouldn’t hire him because he has no courage of his convictions.

wendybar
6 years ago

Sooo….in his private life, he donated to a political cause he believes in, and he is driven out of his job??? That sure is tolerant. I was a live and let live person, but this type of asnine logic is changing my mind. Screw them. I will never use foxfire now, and any other business that makes people quit or get fired because of THEIR beliefs will not get a dime out of me. I can boycott too, even though I think it is stupid, but I guess we have to fight back to get the intolerant, evilness out of… Read more »

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Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
6 years ago

Truth Revolt has a petition we can sign to protest what Mozilla did:

https://www.truthrevolt.org/petition/stop-mozilla-firefoxs-discrimination-against-conservatives

Gingercake
Gingercake
6 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

He donated to the California proposition like 8 years ago? Heck, King O was against homo marriage back then. Why don’t they look up O’s history (of things he said during his first term) and demand that HE resign immediately?

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

4 puters in my house. Just uninstalled mozzila from all. Do that too.

MomofIV
MomofIV
6 years ago
Reply to  Steve

what are you using now?

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
6 years ago
Reply to  MomofIV

I looked up Opera and Safari web browsers; both are highly rated. I already have Chrome; have uninstalled Mozilla Firefox, and replaced it with Opera.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago
Reply to  MomofIV

Momof, I’ve been using Chrome for ages. Yea I know Google is evil, just seems to be the best. Haven’t used Mozzila for a while, but the other puters were set by default to use them. I just deleted Mozzilla and and set them for Chrome.

Patrick
Patrick
6 years ago

Mozilla is a Left Wing Hate Group!

Susan
Susan
6 years ago

I also just uninstalled Mozilla.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago
Reply to  Susan

Susan, good for you.

Air Force Brat
Air Force Brat
6 years ago

Never had Firefox. Never wanted it. Never saw what the big attraction was. Have to question how someone could be such a weak-kneed, lily-livered, spineless coward that even the mere thought of people — gasp! — SAYING MEAN THINGS would cause him to abandon a high-paying career and all he’s worked for. A nation of pansies deserves to fall. Fortunately, America is not a nation of pansies, no matter what the mainstream propaganda outlets say or how often they say it. She is massive; she is waking up; and she is mightily pissed off. The next couple of years will… Read more »

Dave
Editor
Dave
6 years ago

Just wait until these communist bastards get control of single-payer health care.

Not only will they run you out of your job, they are going to put you on the wrong side of the grass.

-Dave

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
6 years ago

Another petition to sign: https://actright.com/petitions/74 We stand with Brendan and his right to support traditional marriage We support Brendan Eich’s right to engage in civic life according to his beliefs and opinions, and his right to free speech and conviction. Brendan is guilty of nothing more than supporting traditional marriage. We deplore okCupid and others attempt to harm Mozilla and its CEO for excersicing thier rights. We are tired of the Left’s tactics of intolerance and hypocrisy. The gay activists who have forced Brendan out of his company are intolerant bullies who hate free speech and a country that is… Read more »

Steve
Steve
6 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

On my way, signed the other. I am ticked. I hope this blows up like
“Duck Dynasty” Keep the pressure on folks. Stop this BS

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
6 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Even some homosexuals, including Andrew Sullivan, are speaking out against Mozilla.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Eowyn, OK so I’m looking at a Drudge article and kinda copying and pasting. So it seems this kinda started with “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. Some on Twitter who identified themselves as Mozilla employees called for Eich to resign” It then goes on to say that Hampto Catlin. “Even Rarebit’s Hampton Catlin said he had not anticipated the issue’s escalation and was saddened by Eich’s resignation. “We absolutely believe people should be allowed to… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  Steve

“There are no more pants in this country.”

And, by Pajama Boys looks, not too much to go in ’em for many…comment image

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

Tolerance = Whatever left/liberals say or they’ll be “consequences”… anything conservative is, by definition, intolerable to them.

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