Brendan Eich steps down as CEO of Mozilla(

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

  • Hawke BassignaniHawke Bassignani, almost 9 years ago

    How about a different hypothetical. He donates $1,000 to the Klan. Or a PAC that supports disenfranchising _______________ (social/racial/socioeconomic group). We would be disgusted by that, and when we (and his employees) called for his resignation, no one worth listening to would say that his opinion was being unfairly suppressed.

    The difference here is that saying people shouldn’t have _______ (civil right) based on their race/gender/age/socioeconomic status is a universally recognized form of discrimination. It’s overt and publicly shamed all the time. Wrapping up homophobia in the shielding garments of religion or personal belief hasn’t passed that “threshold of unacceptability” that other forms of discrimination have. And it is far less overt in its offensiveness.

    2 points