Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mozilla CEO resigns after uproar over donation

Brendan Eich gave $1,000 in support of traditional marriage
Brendan Eich in 2012. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Co-founder and CEO of Mozilla Brendan Eich resigned in early April after he received serious pressure over a donation he made in 2008 to California's Proposition 8.

A report from Zenit, a news agency in Rome, says Catholics should be worried.
After fewer than two weeks as the company’s head, Eich was forced to resign over Silicon Valley furor regarding a $1,000 donation he made back in 2008 to California’s Proposition 8 law, which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. To repeat, he was fired for holding unpopular— now socially forbidden—views.

Many news outlets are critical. A lot are supportive. Catholics should be up in arms, for at stake here is the freedom to work in a public capacity and hold orthodox views at the same time.
The Mozilla press centre released an FAQ about Eich's resignation.

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