Legal expert calls for Mozilla boycott after CEO apologizes for backing true marriage
PRINCETON, NJ, March 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A noted Catholic academic and leading marriage defender is calling for a boycott of tech company Mozilla after homosexualist pressure from inside and outside the company led newly-appointed CEO Brendan Eich to apologize for previously supporting true marriage and pledge his “active commitment to equality.”
Eich had contributed $1,000 in 2008 to support California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that opposed same-sex “marriage.”
"The employees of Mozilla evidently think that people like me, and perhaps you, are not morally fit to be employees of their company," wrote Dr. Robert P. George, a Princeton University professor of jurisprudence, whom the NY Times called America’s “most influential conservative Christian thinker."
"They are attempting to force out their CEO because he made a financial contribution in support of the ballot initiative to uphold marriage in California as the union of husband and wife," Dr. George wrote on his Facebook page.
"The CEO isn't out yet, but he has already caved to the pressure, apologizing for ‘causing pain’ by supporting marriage. That won't be enough. His ‘sin’ is unforgivable under the new morality. He'll soon be gone," posited the world-renowned lecturer on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and the philosophy of law.
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Mozilla announced on March 24 that Eich, who had served as Chief Technology Officer for almost a decade and was a co-founder of the company, had been appointed as CEO.
Following the outcry from homosexualists when it became known that Eich had supported Proposition 8, the new CEO wrote a blog post pledging his “active commitment to equality” and expressing “sorrow at having caused pain” through the Prop 8 donation.
Despite the post, social media has erupted in calls for his resignation.
"So I have just deleted Mozilla Firefox from my computer," wrote Dr. George. "If I'm not morally fit to be their employee, I'm not morally fit to use their products.”
George urged pro-family citizens of all faiths and none to join him.
"Why contribute to the prosperity of those who would exclude you? Cancel Firefox or any other Mozilla product,” he said.
Dr. George pointed out that while competitors in the web browser market may not be any better at respecting the opinions of those who don't subscribe to the homosexualist agenda, a boycott of Mozilla can be an effective statement to those who would silence opposition.
"Sure, its competitors are probably ‘just as bad,’ but we have an opportunity here to send a message to all of them," Dr. George wrote. "Let everyone in your church or house of worship know what Mozilla thinks of us---and what we think of them.”