New Mozilla CEO in the Crosshairs for Prop 8 Donation

Brendan Eich, creator of Javascript. Can’t you just see the eeeeevil?

One thing you can always count on with the gay rights movement: they never miss an opportunity to slander opponents of gay marriage as “haters” and gin up a thoughtcrime fatwa at a moment’s notice. The latest target may be Mozilla’s Chief Technology Office Brendan Eich, who was just made the CEO of the company, which makes the Firefox browser.

I’m saying “may be,” because although various comboxes are alive with outrage trolls, only one irrelevant company has thus far reacted publicly. Nevertheless, a couple of grandstanding gay dudes pulling their crappy puzzle app from Firefox is generating “New Firefox CEO Generates Outrage in Gay Community!” headlines because of course it is. Stories about the outrage come first, followed by the actual outrage.

Brendan Eich’s unforgivable crime–which should destroy forever his chances of success, employment, or joy in this life or the next–was to donate $1000 in support of Proposition 8. (I know! The monster!) From now on, that’s all that will ever matter where Brendan Eich is concerned.

I mean, sure, the guy invented JavaScript and was one of the founders of Mozilla, but he holds an opinion that hurts someone’s hothouse feelings, so he must be shunned.

We’re only going to see more of this crap as support for gay marriage becomes the litmus test for Goodthink in modern America. Once they imagined it into being The Civil Rights Issue of Our Times No Seriously You Guys We Mean It!, the die was cast.

What the hell happened to us?

As usual, since comboxes are closed for Lent, direct your outrage to me via Twitter.

About Thomas L. McDonald

Thomas L. McDonald writes about technology, theology, history, games, and shiny things. Details of his rather uneventful life as a professional writer and magazine editor can be found in the About tab.


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