Brendan Eich's ouster as CEO of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, sparked a firestorm of outrage of those on right who say he was being persecuted for his anti-LGBT views and that the company's reputation was irreparably tarnished.
On Thursday Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, announced that Eich had decided to step down as CEO only two weeks after he took the post. The decision followed the online dating website OkCupid posting a message to Firefox users going to the site noting that Eich donated $1,000 to the California's Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages.
"The online dating service OKCupid called for a boycott of Mozilla," Redstate editor Erick Erickson wrote in a blogpost. "Contributing to an unpopular cause six years ago — during a time the left claimed 'dissent is patriotic' — is enough to blacklist Eich. The objections to his hire are not based on his competence, experience, or resume, but on $1000.00."
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