Video: ABC uses Westboro Baptist protests to illustrate story about Brendan Eich

posted at 4:01 pm on April 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

A nice catch by Newsbusters. It’s bad enough that ABC would equate all opposition to gay marriage with the “GOD HATES FAGS” strain, but distinguishing the two is especially important in reporting on the Eich saga. The reason this is controversial is because, by all accounts, the guy wasn’t abusive towards gay employees. Mozilla’s chairwoman admits that he never behaved in a way that “was not in line with Mozilla’s values of inclusiveness.” The case against him remaining as CEO rests entirely on one political donation he made as a private citizen more than five years ago. If you’re illustrating that point with footage of angry Phelpsians screeching at a protest, you’re stacking the deck on viewer perceptions of Eich. ABC wouldn’t do that, would they?

Two tangential points this afternoon. One: Some conservatives on Twitter are asking Mozilla and OK Cupid (the dating site that protested Eich’s promotion by asking users to drop Firefox when accessing their site) to stop using Javascript too in the name of equality. Javascript was, after all, written by … Brendan Eich, back in the mid-90s when he worked for Netscape. Their response, I assume, will be that it benefits no one to drop Javascript now; Eich, after all, doesn’t get royalties or licensing fees from it (I think) so he’s not being enriched by their use of it. What if he was, though? Would they drop it then, or are grand gestures for equality in the offing only if they don’t interfere with business too much? The truth here, I think, is that this is more about Silicon Valley subculture than it is about going to the mat for gay rights. They’re happy to go on using Eich’s work; no doubt there are other projects at Mozilla he was spearheading that they’ll keep working on notwithstanding the taint of social conservatism. I’d even bet that Eich would still be welcome at the company, notwithstanding public knowledge about his Prop 8 donation, if he hadn’t been named CEO. Once he became the face of Mozilla, though, the board had to show the rest of the industry that they’d toe the line institutionally on progressive values. That’s the lesson from all this for social cons in tech. They’ll still hire you; just don’t expect any really big promotions.

Two: Why did Eich resign rather than force the board to oust him? I don’t understand that. I assume that, having worked so many years to make Mozilla successful, he simply couldn’t bear to let the uproar drag on and damage the company he’d built, so he quit. But by doing that rather than forcing the people around him to go on and burn him at the stake, he handed them a convenient defense to their critics:

See, Eich wasn’t pushed. He jumped. Mozilla’s all about tolerance and differing viewpoints ‘n stuff. Why, if anything, it’s Eich who caved to the mob by committing seppuku under pressure. He shouldn’t have made it this easy for them.


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We’re not far off from kristallnacht now…

Skywise on April 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Sheep don’t care.

BallisticBob on April 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Frank Lib on April 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

You may very well be my favorite HotAir member

nullrouted on April 4, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Wow, trying to get out ahead of the Silicon Valley gay-bashing accusations, nullrouted?

Using those homoerotic codewords won’t save your winger butt, ya know.

Pless1foEngrish on April 4, 2014 at 6:28 PM

All in all, todays gays are amply proving WHY their disorder was on the mental disorder list until the 70′s.

Vanceone on April 4, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Not exactly.

Although the American Psychiatric Association dropped the diagnosis of gender identity disorder in 2012, the APA merely renamed the condition gender dysphoria in its manual of mental disorders (the DSM-5). What was the reason for the change? To reduce stigma while maintaining access to medical care.

Barnestormer on April 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Her Twitter page has now performed a remarkable service for the nitwit NY liberal – commenters have loudly introduced Ms. Janis to a number of Americans who (gasp!)

- do not blindly support the gay nazis in both redefining a thousands-years old definition of marriage, nor
- believe that banning all those who disagree on religious and social principles is good thinking.

I am guessing that in the two years since “gay marriage” was a strange and meaningless term to nearly all Americans, including retards Biden and O’Bozo, Ms. Janis has never actually spoken to anyone who does not share her nouveau sensibilities.

Jaibones on April 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

The media does this on purpose. Part of the reason they love covering Westboro is because they know the ignorant will assume that all Christians are like Westboro, hateful foaming at the mouth anger filled people who go out of their way incite hateful rhetoric against gays.

The media has built up this caricature. Are you a Christian? Do you believe marriage is between a man and a woman? Do you believe homosexuality is a sin? Then you are no different than Westboro. You are a hateful bigot who stands on street corners shouting that if you are gay, you are going to hell, and sit in a church with a hate filled pastor whose sermon every Sunday consists of how evil it is to be gay and how you are going to hell if you are gay.

When in reality, most Christians I know are anything but. Yes, we oppose gay marriage, yes, we believe homosexuality is a sin. But we are not hateful. We are not bigots. We are still kind, caring, and peaceful. Just because we have a certain set of beliefs and values about homosexuality, doesn’t make us angry, hateful, violent people that seek to oppress gay people.

I wish the media and gay lobby would understand that you can oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, and at the same time, not be a bigot or hate mongerer.

tcufrog on April 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM

it’s because gay marriage supporters hate anyone who doesn’t think like they do. they don’t even want to hear any opposing viewpoints. they are afraid of people who have different beliefs. that’s why they react so strongly and try to demonize and punish everyone who doesn’t think like them.

Sachiko on April 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Is it too late for Eich to patent Javascript?

davidk on April 4, 2014 at 6:32 PM

If Frank Lib is ever banned, I will have to leave too.

hawkdriver on April 4, 2014 at 6:32 PM

I wish the media and gay lobby would understand that you can oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, and at the same time, not be a bigot or hate mongerer.

tcufrog on April 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM

If you oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, you are a bigot or hate mongerer.

davidk on April 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Brendan actually chose to step down himself.

Yeah right! They said “change your public postion on this issue or step down” and he choose not to compromise his principles. He’s brave, but then he’s pretty rich so it’s easier for him to lose his job. Who’s next?

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback#

It only takes 2 minutes here to let them know how you feel.

Annielou on April 4, 2014 at 6:37 PM

When in reality, most Christians I know are anything but. Yes, we oppose gay marriage, yes, we believe homosexuality is a sin.

tcufrog

One refinement: engaging in homosexual conduct is a sin, as is sex outside of marriage and adultery, as is stealing, lying, covetousness, murder, etc.

The left (and a lot of the ‘non-left’) hate the 10 Commandments because they “don’t like to be told what to do.” They fail to see the road map for successful life – take them seriously and you see a road map to avoid the kind of things that make life complicated and, much more often than not, brings unhappiness.

We all sin. We’re all separated from the Father because of it. God, being Holy, is repulsed byall sin, even the ones we think are “little” – He can’t abide any of it. Which is why He sent His Son.

BD57 on April 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

ABC Uses Footage of Hateful Westboro Baptist to Slime CEO Who Opposes Gay Marriage

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/04/04/abc-uses-footage-hateful-westboro-baptist-slime-ceo-who-opposed-gay-#ixzz2xxagN924

There truly is evil in the world.

CW on April 4, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Why did Eich resign rather than force the board to oust him?

I believe it probably had something to do with $$$$ (as in if you resign you can have this bonus or severance package) and/or worries about what his family would be exposed to.

Annielou on April 4, 2014 at 6:42 PM

The left (and a lot of the ‘non-left’) hate the 10 Commandments because they “don’t like to be told what to do…..

BD57 on April 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I bet our liberal Christian and Jewish brothers will stand up to ABC’s bearing false witness. What do you think?

/

CW on April 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I wish the media and gay lobby would understand that you can oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, and at the same time, not be a bigot or hate mongerer.

tcufrog on April 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM

And I wish conservatives and the anti-gay lobby would understand that you can support gay marriage and at the same time still be a conservative.

Walter L. Newton on April 4, 2014 at 6:47 PM

If you oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, you are a bigot or hate mongerer.

davidk on April 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Oh baloney. This man did nothing ever that indicated he even so much as looked askance at gay people. He just supports traditional marriage, as did most of California and Obama, but he treats them no differently.

I have gay family members that I love to death and treat no differently than any other family member. I also think it’s wrong to have sex before marriage or live together, but I don’t treat those people any differently either. I can love people while not agreeing that all their actions are the best ones for society or for them. They don’t agree with me but they still love me. They don’t call me names and hound me any more than I do them. There can be love even among disagreement, if there wasn’t then there would be no love at all in the world.

I hate no one on this earth. This kind of thinking and behavior on the part of gays is making people turn from supporting them because of their intolerance and bigotry.

Annielou on April 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM

One refinement: engaging in homosexual conduct is a sin, as is sex outside of marriage and adultery, as is stealing, lying, covetousness, murder, etc.

BD57 on April 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

The “heteronormative” view holds that only breeders have hetero couplings and only gays have homo couplings.

Neither “heterosexual” nor “homosexual” existed before the mid 19th century.

The fact is, sexuality is a continuum that is largely formed and informed by early experiences and how a person lives chooses to live their life. Before then Sailors, prisoners, Romans, — all kind of people experienced and experimented with buggery and man-on-man action.

Because it is a CHOICE that arises out of the free exercise of the WILL and not a TYPE of person that was “invented” in the 1860s.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Frank Lib on April 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

You’re getting good -not quite Bishop territory yet, but good. :)

melle1228 on April 4, 2014 at 6:54 PM

One refinement: engaging in homosexual conduct is a sin, as is sex outside of marriage and adultery, as is stealing, lying, covetousness, murder, etc.

The left (and a lot of the ‘non-left’) hate the 10 Commandments because they “don’t like to be told what to do.” They fail to see the road map for successful life – take them seriously and you see a road map to avoid the kind of things that make life complicated and, much more often than not, brings unhappiness.

We all sin. We’re all separated from the Father because of it. God, being Holy, is repulsed by all sin, even the ones we think are “little” – He can’t abide any of it. Which is why He sent His Son.

BD57 on April 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

THIS!! =)

this is what it all comes down to. the people who are confused as to why some people think homosexuality is a sin do not understand what sin is and why it’s bad. the problem isn’t homosexuality. the problem is sin in general. homosexuality is just one sin out of many. i hope both sides of the gay marriage argument realize this: there’s a bigger picture than just homosexuality. the problem is sin, which is the thing that separates us all from God. why do you think Jesus died at all? what was the point, if not to save us all from sin???

And I wish conservatives and the anti-gay lobby would understand that you can support gay marriage and at the same time still be a conservative.

Walter L. Newton on April 4, 2014 at 6:47 PM

i and many other conservatives already do think that.

Sachiko on April 4, 2014 at 6:54 PM

If you oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, you are a bigot or hate mongerer.

davidk on April 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Clarity is good.

Here, davidk boldly identifies all Christians in the world and throughout history who view the Holy Bible as authoritative on the issue of homosexuality as bigots and “hate mongerer[s]“, whatever that is. As others have recently mocked, he also outs Our Idiot President, Barry O’Bozo, as a bigot and hate mongerer, but only up until his most recent flip-flop from 25 years as a self-declared Christian publicly opposed to gay marriage.

Jaibones on April 4, 2014 at 6:55 PM

And I wish conservatives and the anti-gay lobby would understand that you can support gay marriage and at the same time still be a conservative.

Walter L. Newton on April 4, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Of COURSE you can still be a conservative.

Plenty of conservatives are gullible amoral materialist utilitarians cleaving to 19th century pseudo-science in order to turn the metaphysical legal paradigm on its head.

The stupid wing of the conservative party is as dominant as the Jeb Bush wing and, in many cases, can be seen as the same thing.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Of COURSE you can still be a conservative.

Plenty of conservatives are gullible amoral materialist utilitarians cleaving to 19th century pseudo-science in order to turn the metaphysical legal paradigm on its head.

The stupid wing of the conservative party is as dominant as the Jeb Bush wing and, in many cases, can be seen as the same thing.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM

+1

Murphy9 on April 4, 2014 at 6:58 PM

ABC be geniuses.

Mazda Recalling Cars Due to Danger From Insect

Spiders are not insects you fools.

The recall involves cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years equipped with 2.5-liter engines.

The yellow sac spider, which is attracted to hydrocarbons, builds webs that cause pressure to build in the fuel tank. That increases the risk of fuel leaks and fire.

Mazda recalled cars in 2011 for the same problem. It put covers on the vent line, but has found spiders can get past them.

Mazda will update the cars’ software for free beginning this month to ensure that the fuel tank pressure doesn’t build up.

Mazda says no injuries or fires have been reported due to the issue.

Murphy9 on April 4, 2014 at 7:01 PM

He can’t abide any of it. Which is why He sent His Son.

BD57 on April 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Christian lockstep. Utter and complete nonsense. Who died and made you God? You have absolutely no idea why Jesus came to us other than swallowing without resistance the writings of those who came after, and the Bishop of Alexandria who put the canon together. Good Lord, have some humility.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2014 at 7:05 PM

The “heteronormative” view holds that only breeders have hetero couplings and only gays have homo couplings.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Thanks for the laugh. America’s colleges are doing a “bang” up job.

Cripes.

CW on April 4, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Thanks for the laugh. America’s colleges are doing a “bang” up job.

Cripes.

CW on April 4, 2014 at 7:05 PM

The state colleges think they are speaking against the Christian worldview by attacking the heteronormative when in fact, they are affirming it.

You could not connect those two dots, so I did so for you.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Good Lord, have some humility.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2014 at 7:05 PM

And your materialist skepticism makes you faithless to the point of denying reality.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Firefox taking a hit.

Bmore on April 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM

It’s bad enough that ABC would equate all opposition to gay marriage with the “GOD HATES FAGS” strain, but distinguishing the two is especially important in reporting on the Eich saga. The reason this is controversial is because, by all accounts, the guy wasn’t abusive towards gay employees.

The people who called for Eich’s head cannot make that distinction, which is the salient point about this story. We’re seeing the left’s tendency to demonize people reach a breaking point, and it may backfire, just as it did with the Duck Dynasty fiasco.

Baerwulf on April 4, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I did so for you.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

You’re sooo nice. Thanks again though…for the laugh.

CW on April 4, 2014 at 7:26 PM

And I wish conservatives and the anti-gay lobby would understand that you can support gay marriage and at the same time still be a conservative.

Walter L. Newton on April 4, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Dude, what freaking a-n-t-i-g-a-y lobby (imagine this spoken with a deep echo chamber effect) is there??

You’re delusional.

Or possibly you don’t know what a lobby is. In which case I’m declining your conservative card.

Pless1foEngrish on April 4, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Dude, what freaking a-n-t-i-g-a-y lobby (imagine this spoken with a deep echo chamber effect) is there??

You’re delusional.

Or possibly you don’t know what a lobby is. In which case I’m declining your conservative card.

Pless1foEngrish on April 4, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Walter did some bishing earlier.So not sure how to take his idiocy.

CW on April 4, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Firefox taking a hit.

Bmore on April 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Thanks for the link.

Not only does it raise my spirits, but the comments are full of new browser alternatives.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I was coming to post bmore’s link about Firefox getting absofreakinglutely hammered.

If you want to see a hockey stick graph, visit his link.

This is backfiring in a large, large way for Mozilla.

Vanceone on April 4, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Since Mr. Eich was a Mozilla co founder
I hope he considers launching another.
I will wait my turn in line.

seesalrun2 on April 4, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Walter did some bishing earlier.So not sure how to take his idiocy.

CW on April 4, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Maybe I should have worded that…

And I wish anti-gay-marriage-and-sin-mongers-and-phony-assed-social-conservatives would understand that you can support gay marriage and at the same time still be a conservative.

Walter L. Newton on April 4, 2014 at 6:47 PM

It that clearer?

Walter L. Newton on April 4, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Big US stupid guy

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Because it is a CHOICE that arises out of the free exercise of the WILL and not a TYPE of person that was “invented” in the 1860s.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM

So, you’re saying there is no “gay gene”?

Solaratov on April 4, 2014 at 7:56 PM

If Frank Lib is ever banned, I will have to leave too.

hawkdriver on April 4, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Then you ain’t goin’ anywhere, except to get him freed.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2014 at 8:01 PM

You have become that which once you hated.

Resist We Much on April 4, 2014 at 5:09 PM

He’s Bishop, in new wool/skin.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2014 at 8:03 PM

[Frank Lib on April 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM]

You got something against Harry Reid and pederasty?

Dusty on April 4, 2014 at 8:08 PM

…Bishop?

[22044 on April 4, 2014 at 5:11 PM]

Where is Bishop? I haven’t seen him in a while.

Dusty on April 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

These people are the westboro Baptist church of the left. They just use satans book. Shame on abc. Would Mr Eich have grounds to sue?

crosshugger on April 4, 2014 at 8:17 PM

So, you’re saying there is no “gay gene”?

Solaratov on April 4, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Only gay jeans.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Eich proved that he is a mensch, and the better and bigger person in all this. why feed the hysteria of the sick and intolerant fascist crowd on the left by staying. They are the mediocre ones, he’s quite the brain, they will go back to their empty, pathetic, meaningless, govt subsidized lives, while he will get (probably better) job offers in no time. He made the right choice for himself.

jimver on April 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I now understand ABC. It’s a company run by evil trolls bent on destroying people.

sadatoni on April 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

And I wish anti-gay-marriage-and-sin-mongers-and-phony-assed-social-conservatives would understand

Good thing your support for teh gheys proves how tolerant you are, cuz you sure sound like a real h8er. In case you didn’t realize.

Still, your conservative card keeps coming up “declined”. Maybe you have a “libertarian” or “libertine” card we could try?

Pless1foEngrish on April 4, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Eich proved that he is a mensch, and the better and bigger person in all this.

jimver on April 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Exactly. He was the one acting from a place of strength. Not so for Mozilla.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 8:39 PM

You’re sooo nice. Thanks again though…for the laugh.

CW on April 4, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Perhaps instead of “laughing” you could explain my error.

StubbleSpark on April 4, 2014 at 8:41 PM

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Please stop. You are embarrassing yourself.

Mallard T. Drake on April 4, 2014 at 8:59 PM

To the likes of ABC, there’s no difference between the GHF crowd and those who oppose gay marriage. They are equivalently bigoted.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on April 4, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Christian lockstep. Utter and complete nonsense. Who died and made you God? You have absolutely no idea why Jesus came to us other than swallowing without resistance the writings of those who came after, and the Bishop of Alexandria who put the canon together. Good Lord, have some humility.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2014 at 7:05 PM

yeah it’s called “reading the Bible,” maybe you should give it a try…

Sachiko on April 4, 2014 at 9:18 PM

…Bishop?

[22044 on April 4, 2014 at 5:11 PM]

Where is Bishop? I haven’t seen him in a while.

Dusty on April 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I read that he quit Hot Air for some reason.

TarheelBen on April 4, 2014 at 9:35 PM

i just left mozilla some feedback. you can view public feedback here. to give feedback, just find “give feedback” at the top left of the screen. click “permalink” on people’s quotes in order to see the full quote.

join all the others who are leaving comments criticizing mozilla! there are a whole lot of comments being posted right now- they are flowing in quickly.

please comment, but don’t be rude about it. be critical but still be polite.

here are some quotes:

I’m a libertarian who in 2004 sent flowers to excited gay couples standing in line for marriage licenses in San Francisco. Here we are 10 years later and I am revolted by your bullying overreach. Dissenters — even dissenters with whom I disagree — are entitled to their opinions, and to privately seek political change. By adopting a political litmus test for employment rights, Mozilla Foundation has proved itself a force inimical to true freedom, all the while your chairman has the gall to insist that “We believe…no one should be persecuted for the beliefs they hold, no matter what they are.” Sayonara, Mozilla.

I was disappointed to hear that my favorite web browser is so intolerant of a person’s personal beliefs that they would cause them to resign. It goes to show the people who ask us to be the most tolerant are the least tolerant of those who disagree with them. This intolerance has caused me to decide to find another browser, even though I love your products.

I have been using Firefox as my exclusive browser for almost 15 years. I have enjoyed it very much. However, I have come to realize I am not valued by the leadership of your company. I hold the same view on marriage as your recent CEO. If it was good for him to leave a company he helped start and nurtured over the years, perhaps it would be good for me to do likewise. What do you think?

I have been using Firefox for at least 10 years. In the past few months I’ve been having issues with Firefox freezing numerous times a day. I’ve overlooked it as I was soon going to download OS10.9 Mavericks and figured that would solve the problem. But now with the issue of Brendan Eich, I’ve decided to immediately quit using Firefox in favor or Safari. I am an extremely tolerant person. In fact the only humans I can’t stand are hypocrites and apparently, at least the senior execs at Mozilla are exactly that. If they are so tolerant and appreciate diversity, why can’t they tolerate an opinion an different than their own. Goodbye.

We should respect the privacy of people.

Eich’s has a right to hold private political views that conflict with popular opinion.
Did Eich discriminate against gay employees? No.
Did Eich advocate the Mozilla company quit providing benefits to domestic partners? No.

He should not have been fired for his private views and privately supporting that bill in California.

You’re lack of tolerance for a private poolitcal view is shocking!
On the Mozilla webpage is says; Doing good is part of our code? No it is not.
The action that Mozilla took was not in line with any American beliefs or values.

I have removed the firefox browser from my computer. The SRWare-Iron browser is fantastic!

my quote:

It’s unfair that the CEO was pressured to resign simply for having a belief that some people disagree with. He didn’t actually mistreat anyone- he simply donated money to support a bill that some people opposed. Unless there is evidence for a specific event where he was mean to a certain person or people, why should he have resigned? Because people ASSUMED he would eventually be mean to someone? How does that make any sense whatsoever? I’m disappointed in Mozilla. I wasn’t using Firefox before and I am of course not going to start using it now.

Sachiko on April 4, 2014 at 9:40 PM

I read that he quit Hot Air for some reason.

TarheelBen on April 4, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Some of us wonder if he’s Frank Lib.

22044 on April 4, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Mozilla rescued Eich, as Obama rescued Amb. Stevens

faraway on April 4, 2014 at 10:03 PM

You know what, to hell with Mozilla. If they can condemn someone for contributing to a cause, a personal cause that they believed in, that happened years ago and had no bearing on the job that they were hired to do, and they werent guilty of harassing or discriminating against anyone or breaking any company policies, they’re the ones who should be persecuted and shamed. This persecution of people because they have a different view than LGBT fanatics has gotten out of control and needs to be stopped. I stand with Eich. Liberals have taken divisiveness to a new level and have no tolerance for anyone with an opinion other than their own. good for Andre Sullivan for speaking out, even if he was the Palin/Trig conspiracy instigator.

scalleywag on April 4, 2014 at 10:38 PM

…Bishop?

[22044 on April 4, 2014 at 5:11 PM]

Where is Bishop? I haven’t seen him in a while.

Dusty on April 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I read that he quit Hot Air for some reason.

TarheelBen on April 4, 2014 at 9:35 PM

This place goes to hell at night.

Hey peeps, I’m movin’ out of HotGas Town, the V-8 Interceptor is ready to roll and I’m gone before dawn.

I’ll leave my tackle box by the service door, any of you fishers can take whatever you like.

To the like-minded: Keep up the fight. To the leftie human trash: Reap it.

It’s been real, see you on the field.

Bishop on March 12, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Akzed on April 4, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I think he was really Hunter Thompson.

Akzed on April 4, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Video: ABC uses Westboro Baptist protests to illustrate story about Brendan Eich

Take heart. I’m sure the WaPo Fact Checker will be awarding them a full four pinocchios shortly….

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 4, 2014 at 11:44 PM

If you oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, you are a bigot or hate mongerer.

davidk on April 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

You have it backwards.

If you oppose approve of gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are not a sin, you are a bigot or hate mongerer pervert.

FIFY

Bubba Redneck on April 5, 2014 at 12:15 AM

I wish the media and gay lobby would understand that you can oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, and at the same time, not be a bigot or hate mongerer.

tcufrog on April 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM

*** They know that, but that doesn’t help their agenda. THEY DON’T CARE!

francesca on April 5, 2014 at 12:32 AM

I now understand ABC. It’s a company run by evil trolls bent on destroying people.

sadatoni on April 4, 2014 at 8:32 PM

……………….
It’s time to contact ABC to complain about this. We DON’T NEED THEM!

Remind them of that fact.

francesca on April 5, 2014 at 1:06 AM

I wish the media and gay lobby would understand that you can oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, and at the same time, not be a bigot or hate mongerer.

tcufrog on April 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM

*** They know that, but that doesn’t help their agenda. THEY DON’T CARE!

francesca on April 5, 2014 at 12:32 AM

That’s it, exactly.

David Blue on April 5, 2014 at 1:51 AM

Actually, I think it’s Mozilla/ghey activists who are behaving like ole Fred Phelps and I thought so when I first read this news about the Mozilla/Firefox bad actions and motives.

Yes, Mozilla acted on bad motives and the activism responsible for those bad motives are bad. “Tolerance” perverted just like Phelps perverted Scripture; and also, the intentional destruction of others: bad motives, producing bad actions, perverse actions.

Lourdes on April 5, 2014 at 2:28 AM

Marriage is a sacrament. No sin can participate in a sacrament. That’s the position held and maintained by those of us who believe there can be no “reconfiguration of marriage” to include behavior and beliefs are represent sin.

If “marriage” is to mean, however, anything without regard for holiness of participation in it, the entire issue of “vows” and “religious nature” is moot.

Therein exists the conflicting perspectives between the support for marriage vs. those who want something called “gay marriage”.

For those who reject religious aspects from the idea/concept/experience of marriage, but want a “seal” or “social recognition of relationship” between a variety of persons, then there exists legal and legal-only relationships (“civil unions,” contracts, wills, a range of legally binding relationships available). Yet those who seek this form of relationship attack and want destroyed the former.

Lourdes on April 5, 2014 at 2:44 AM

I wish the media and gay lobby would understand that you can oppose gay marriage and believe homosexual acts are a sin, and at the same time, not be a bigot or hate mongerer.

tcufrog on April 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM

It’s because they reject marriage as sacramental. And they don’t want anyone else to believe that marriage is a sacrament.

It’s the same sort of “thing” (position, perspective) of people such as Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, etc., who demand Communion as alleged Catholics but refuse to admit they’re engaged in sin, sin that demonstratively offends the sacramental relationship involved of Communion.

Lourdes on April 5, 2014 at 2:48 AM

My take.

kingsjester on April 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

FF didn’t even wait for the winds of outrage to start blowing. All it took for them to politely ask Eich to leave for the good of the company and all, was a tweet from a previously little known dating site for gays. Really? They must all be easy pickups.

Kissmygrits on April 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Fred Phelps is very dead. Very, very, very dead. God H8TS Fag Fred Phelps.

Bmore on April 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Walter L. Newton on April 4, 2014 at 6:47 PM

A constitutionalist …..yes.

A fiscal conservative…yes.

A neoconservative….yes.

A social conservative….no.

KirknBurker on April 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Sore winners

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2014 at 2:40 PM

This column does not agree with our notional principled and imaginative leftist. Our view is that the corporations involved were acting within their rights under the First Amendment. They exercised those rights in a nasty and illiberal way, but free speech protects disagreeable views as well as agreeable ones. There is nothing the government properly could have done to prevent this regrettable outcome.

Actually, there is one thing. Eich’s support for Proposition 8 became public knowledge because of a California law requiring disclosure of personal information–name, address, occupation and employer’s name–of anybody who gives $100 or more to a campaign for or against a ballot initiative. The secretary of state’s office is required to post this information online, and, as HotAir.com’s “AllahPundit” notes, the Los Angeles Times made it available on its site as an easily searchable database.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2014 at 3:59 PM

It’s because they reject marriage as sacramental. And they don’t want anyone else to believe that marriage is a sacrament.

Lourdes on April 5, 2014 at 2:48 AM

And if you do believe anyway, the Gay-GB will make you unemployable.

David Blue on April 6, 2014 at 3:19 AM

I have removed firefox from all my devices and will no longer use any known mozilla product. I also no longer drink any Sam Adams or Guiness beers for similar reasons. I don’t care what homosexuals do as consenting adults, but I support fascism in any form.

earlgrey on April 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM

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