Gay Writer Andrew Sullivan Chastises LGBT Over Mozilla CEO's Resignation
It's not only fundamentalist homophobes (who themselves called for Brendan Eich's resignation from Mozilla for not being anti-gay enough) chastising the LGBT— it's members of our own community, too. Noted media man Andrew Sullivan says that pushing Eich out of Mozilla means the gays should count him out of future activism.
"The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists," Andrew writes. "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."
What do you think about Andrew's opinion?