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.

liberal tolerance

DCG

I

Please follow and like us:
error0
 

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Seumas
Guest
Seumas

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
Admin

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
Guest

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 »

trackback

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

Dr. Eowyn
Admin

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

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

Steve
Member

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

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

Mozilla is a Left Wing Hate Group!

Susan
Guest
Susan

I also just uninstalled Mozilla.

Air Force Brat
Guest
Air Force Brat

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

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
Admin

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 »

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

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

trackback

[…] DCG recounted in her post of April 4, the online dating site OkCupid.com asked its customers to boycott Mozilla’s Firefox […]

trackback

[…] DCG recounted in her post of April 4, the online dating site OkCupid.com asked its customers to boycott Mozilla’s Firefox […]

trackback

[…] he would be opened up to criticism that may affect his employment. Afterall, only a few months ago Brendan Eich was hounded out of the CEO role at Mozilla for not supporting LGBT […]

trackback

[…] he would be opened up to criticism that may affect his employment. Afterall, only a few months ago Brendan Eich was hounded out of the CEO role at Mozilla for not supporting LGBT […]

trackback

[…] he would be opened up to criticism that may affect his employment. Afterall, only a few months ago Brendan Eich was hounded out of the CEO role at Mozilla for not supporting LGBT […]