Michael Schaus

In disappointingly predictable fashion, the contrived controversy regarding Mozilla’s CEO (read it here) has succumb to the intolerance of the Left. Brendon Eich, the newly appointed CEO of Mozilla, has stepped down amid outrage from the Left over his support of traditional marriage. Ironically, the Left called for his public beating and corporate crucifixion because he’s “not tolerant” enough. (Don’t think too hard about that… It makes about as much sense as Alice’s tea party with the March Hare.)

In short, leftists flocked to the blogosphere to condemn Eich’s past support of California’s Proposition 8, which defended traditional marriage. Apparently, such a personal conviction is a mortal sin among progressives. It is unforgiveable and public floggings (or something equally outrageous) must ensue… Eich was asked to step down. The board was asked to fire him. And Mozilla quickly found itself in the midst of an imaginary scandal because a few gay-activists don’t understand that tolerance is a two way street.

And, now, Brendon has stepped down from his post as CEO of Mozilla. Congratulation’s Eich… You are now a casualty of progressive style censorship. That’ll teach you to think for yourself!

Of course, Mozilla likely nudged Brandon into his decision. Based off of their public comments, they seem pretty happy to leave their “bigoted” CEO in the wake of feigned outrage. According to Mozilla’s blog:

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.

So… What exactly is Mozilla apologizing for? Are they apologizing because they had the audacity to tolerate intellectual diversity in their corporate setting? It gets better:

We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most organizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community.

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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