Mozilla CEO resigns after controversy over donation to support anti-gay marriage law

From The Verge: “Less than two weeks after he was appointed Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich resigned today amid a controversy stemming from his $1,000 donation to an anti-gay marriage ballot proposition in California. “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,” the company said in a blog post. “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.”

If you are confused after reading that recap from The Verge it’s not because you missed something. The CEO and Co-Founder of Mozilla, maker of one of the most popular and well known web browsers (Firefox), was forced to resign after donating 1,000 dollars to support a cause he personally believed in. That’s right folks, no corporate resources were used to support this ballot initiative, just a CEO on his off time who specifically stated that his personal beliefs wouldn’t effect company policies on this issue. But that wasn’t acceptable to some people, I’m looking at you OKCupid. Last time I checked, America was a beautiful country full of diverse views where we have a constitutional freedom to pursue our beliefs. I’m not personally advocating a point on gay marriage here but I will say this; when culture gets to a point where a man can’t spend personal money and time to support a cause he believes in there is a problem. I’ll be sticking to Chrome and Safari for my internet exploring needs in the future. Sorry Mozilla, I value loyalty above political correctness.


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