‘Whole episode disgusts me’: Andrew Sullivan defends ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich | Soshal Network, Social Circle Connection

‘Whole episode disgusts me’: Andrew Sullivan defends ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich

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It’s not often we find ourselves agreeing with Andrew Sullivan, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

http://twitter.com/#!/MPeper/status/451844708285693952
http://twitter.com/#!/seanagnew/status/451846470174773249
http://twitter.com/#!/SmoosieQ/status/451837656339456000

As Twitchy reported, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned today for committing the heinous crime of believing in traditional marriage. The horror!

http://twitter.com/#!/The_Dogcow/status/451832388847685633

He didn’t hurt anyone. He donated $1000 to support California’s Proposition 8. In 2008. And it’s worth noting that after he assumed his position as Mozilla’s CEO, he reiterated his commitment to preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness:

http://twitter.com/#!/BrendanEich/status/448897063451770880

Does the Tolerance Brigade know that? Do they care?

Andrew Sullivan, who hasn’t exactly been kind to those who disagree with his views on gay rights, nevertheless slammed Mozilla for its treatment of Eich:

http://twitter.com/#!/sullydish/status/451830266039123968

More from Sullivan’s piece:

Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

Amen to that.

Naturally, some people couldn’t resist attacking Sullivan for defending the free speech of a man with whom they disagree:

http://twitter.com/#!/DBerryEVillage/status/451835568922853376
http://twitter.com/#!/aral/status/451839929828802560
http://twitter.com/#!/owillis/status/451837281637515264

But from others, Sullivan gained some respect:

http://twitter.com/#!/JaredALee/status/451843797538725888
http://twitter.com/#!/Donum_Vitae/status/451831545918410752
http://twitter.com/#!/jadler1969/status/451837016377163776
http://twitter.com/#!/HeyTammyBruce/status/451838444667289600
http://twitter.com/#!/ConservativeLA/status/451844169989120000
http://twitter.com/#!/kyleraccio/status/451841464998170624
http://twitter.com/#!/vertigoclimb/status/451834188346720256
http://twitter.com/#!/wbdnewton/status/451835138780200960

Agreed, @sullydish!

It's a mistake to apologize/kowtow to #MobRule. ~

#SpeakTruthToPower, @BrendanEich!

#TwitterInquisition— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) April 03, 2014

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Related:

‘Really stepped in it’: Users #uninstall after Mozilla forces out CEO for support of traditional marriage

John Ondrasik notices something strange about Firefox after Mozilla CEO resigns

Twitchy coverage of Andrew Sullivan

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