Brendan Eich steps down as CEO of Mozilla(

almost 9 years ago from John McDowall, Freelance Ruby & Javascripté

  • Rob GrantRob Grant, almost 9 years ago

    I'd rather defend to the death the dignity of all people than the opinion of some rich bigot.

    3 points
    • Jake Lazaroff, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

      No one is defending his opinion. It is a bigoted opinion. But he is not using Mozilla as a platform to promote it.

      I understand why you oppose him, but I don't think the way to fight intolerance is with more intolerance.

      4 points
      • Rob GrantRob Grant, almost 9 years ago

        We should have been more tolerant of those Germans back in World War 2, huh?

        0 points
        • Jake Lazaroff, almost 9 years ago

          No, that's a straw man. In his endeavors to deprive gay Americans of their right to marry we should absolutely oppose him, and publicly so. However, I don't think those endeavors should define the way we interact with him on all other issues. His position as CEO of Mozilla has nothing to do with gay rights, so—as long as that view doesn't inform his work—I don't think it's appropriate to hold it against him.

          I'm Jewish, and I have friends and family who were affected by the Holocaust, so I do sympathize with your example. But I just can't bring myself to believe that a small subset of one's actions or beliefs define one as a person. I vehemently disagree with them, but I don't want anyone ostracized because of it.

          And lastly, I realize this is a very emotional issue, but many people who oppose his resignation (including myself) do support LGBTQ rights. We have the same end goal, you and me—we just see different ways of getting there :)

          0 points
    • Raffaello SanzioRaffaello Sanzio, almost 9 years ago

      Dignity (noun): the quality of being worthy of honor or respect

      In that case, you should treat Mr. Eich with all respect, even if you disagree with him. Even if you think he didn't treat you (or people close to you) with respect.

      Let's be gentlemen.

      3 points