29 March 2014 - 10:00am | posted by | 16 comments

Mozilla staff take to Twitter to urge CEO Brendan Eich to resign over support for anti-gay marriage campaign

Mozilla staff take to Twitter to urge CEO Brendan Eich to resign over support for anti-gay marriage campaignMozilla staff take to Twitter to urge CEO Brendan Eich to resign over

Employees at Mozilla have taken to Twitter to urge CEO Brendan Eich to step down over his support for an anti-gay marriage campaign, just days after he took up the post.

Staff at the tech company were quick to air their views about his appointment, with Chris McAvoy, project lead for Open Badges at the Mozilla Foundation, one of several employees to take to the social networking site, according to The Independent.

In April 2012 it was reported that Eich, then chief technology at Mozilla, had donated $1000 to Proposition 8, a 2008 Californian ballot to ban same-sex marriages in the state.

Eich responded to the criticism on his blog in a post entitled Inclusiveness at Mozilla: “I know some will be skeptical about this, and that words alone will not change anything,” he said.

“I can only ask for your support to have the time to ‘show, not tell’; and in the meantime express my sorrow at having caused pain.”

Comments

29 Mar 2014 - 14:14
tlync11507's picture

This is great... so just because Eich doesn't share the same views as a number of his colleagues, he should step down?? Classic California liberal think. The heck with the constitution. Maybe they should step down!?

29 Mar 2014 - 15:13
newdr78279's picture

@tlync11507

Um. . . What does this have to do with the constitution?

29 Mar 2014 - 20:48
sguyx50831's picture

@tlync11507

He is their boss and others are his employees.

If someone has donated money for anti-black-society and then works as a boss for black people, dont you see any odd? Now Eich has donated money for against gay-rights and now he is a boss for some of them. Also Firefox plays a role of open source, but a boss is unopen-minded himself.

Just uninstalled firefox from my computers and android devices. I vote through my choices and wont use Mozilla before this guy understand to stepdown.

29 Mar 2014 - 14:33
archu97148's picture

This is either ridiculous posturing or it isn't. If the latter, maybe Brendan Eich has a point.

29 Mar 2014 - 14:45
talli89055's picture

Ever Heard of: I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it! Maybe you should read into it.

29 Mar 2014 - 14:58
texan66817's picture

As a Mozilla user, I'm asking all gays and lesbians at Mozilla to resign. SHAME on you for your bigotry, bias and Nazi-like tactics.

29 Mar 2014 - 15:01
charl15537's picture

This is bs we will never ever be a free country. How can we have open fair debate when people are scared of losing a job because people dont like their opinion?

29 Mar 2014 - 16:14
scauy82683's picture

@charl15537 Very true! I wonder when we'll have an atheist president

29 Mar 2014 - 15:04
charl15537's picture

Keep him as ceo. He has balls . Go to iran u gay lovers and they will set u straight. What if we wanted all u guys to resign because of your views. Im not against gays but marriage is between a man a woman. A legal coulle is what gay marriage should be called.

29 Mar 2014 - 16:08
newdr78279's picture

@charl15537

While I'm sure the world is a better, brighter place after having been graced with your profoundly deep and introspective viewpoint, I will also point out that when you average 3 spelling and / or grammatical errors per sentence, your chances of being mistaken for an undereducated bigot are remarkably high. Let me help you:

Keep him as the (#1, the - missing definite article) CEO (#2, CEO or C.E.O. - capitalize). He has balls. (#3, incorrect punctuation placement ) Go to Iran (#4, Iran - capitalize), (#5, punctuation insertion) you (#6, you - incorrect spelling) gay lovers, (#7, punctuation insertion) and they will set you (#8, you - incorrect spelling) straight. What if we wanted all of (#9, of - missing preposition) you (#10, you - incorrect spelling) guys to resign because or your views? (#11, incorrect punctuation) I'm (#12, I'm - missing punctuation) not against gay people (#13, gays / gay people - improper use of adjective as noun), (#14, punctuation insertion) but marriage is between a man and a woman. A legal couple (#15, couple - incorrect spelling) is what gay marriage should be called.

There, that's better. Now you're just a bigot.

29 Mar 2014 - 16:16
tomeksamcik

The message is clear - try not to support gay stormtroopers and we will grind you down. Try to be hetero and you're out. The freedon of opinion and CEO roles are now only reserved to those who represent sexual minority or at least have a tendency to some minor perversion.

29 Mar 2014 - 20:50
sguyx50831's picture

@tomeksamcik

Wrong. He has all rights to have opinions. But he cant work as a boss for people to whom he is against!

30 Mar 2014 - 00:43
texan66817's picture

@sguyx50831

He can't work as a boss for people to whom he is against?

Yes he can .......... and they will have to swallow their arrogant pride and depart Mozilla if they can't or won't work under his leadership.

Leave your bedroom perversion at home......it has no place in the workplace.

29 Mar 2014 - 19:11
texan66817's picture

The homosexual activist agenda is a coordinated, long-term effort to normalize homosexual behavior. Homosexuality is a severe deficiency of natural human life, and those who are engaged in this behavior are fraught with emotional disfunction. Their struggle for acceptance by the rest of society is an attempt to remedy their personal emotional struggles, emptiness, and search for significance. Knowing that they cannot justify their emotionally damaging lifestyle, they lash out and attempt to demonize those who disagree with their pathetic condition. Using Nazi-like tactics against a man who believes in marriage (the bond of one man and one woman) shows the level of depravity in the homosexual community.

29 Mar 2014 - 20:51
sguyx50831's picture

@texan66817

Your life must so wonderful.

Atleast you sounds like your life is empty as it can be.

1 Apr 2014 - 22:27
towir68253's picture

What does sexual preference have to do with working or managing at Mozilla or any other business! He has a right to his beliefs! He was hired to do a job and so he should be judged on how he does that job and not on his personal beliefs We are getting tired of this minority who if you don't agree with then you should be tied to a stake and sent on fire. This shows how ignorant and stupid you are!

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