He’s also pissed that a grassroots campaign managed to oust homophobic Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich this week — we violated his First Amendment rights, you guys.
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.
It’s useful to note that Eich wasn’t technically ousted or fired as the nonprofit corporation’s CEO. After his recent appointment, it came to light that he had donated funds in favor of passing California’s Prop 8 years ago, and rightfully stepped down after feeling pressure from activists and other major corporations alike.
In another blog post that followed, First Amendment crusader Sullivan says “parts of the gay movement” are obviously ugly and intolerant — Eich “was a victim”!
So stop being such mean bullies, you guys. You’re hurting the homophobe’s feelings :(