Mozilla CEO Resigns After Obama IRS Leaks Donations To Traditional Marriage Advocacy


The Mozilla foundation’s CEO has stepped down after a campaign by gay rights advocates over a small donation he made to support Prop. 8, legislation passed in California defending traditional marriage in 2008. Amazingly, he only gave $1,000, and the only reason gay rights advocates know about it is because of a leak by Obama’s IRS.

From Pajamas Media:

Amazingly enough, it is entirely due to the fact that Eich made a $1,000 donation to the campaign urging a ‘yes’ vote on California’s Proposition 8. When this fact first came to light in 2012, after the Internal Revenue Service leaked a copy of the National Organization for Marriage’s 2008 tax return to a gay-advocacy group, Eich, who was then CTO of Mozilla, published a post on his personal blog stating that his donation was not motivated by any sort of animosity towards gays or lesbians…

Mozilla manages the internet browser Firefox, and Eich is no industry lightweight – he is the creator of Javascript, an internet programming language, and co-founder of Mozilla. But none of that matters, because the rabid gay rights lobby has him in their sights over a small donation that they disagree with.

There are two important points not being made in the mainstream media.

One, are journalists going to go after Democrats to see if they support an American citizen losing his job over a meager political donation? I doubt it. But when a Republican makes any comment that can be misconstrued to smear the right, every single Republican is asked if they support the statement in order to damage them.

Also, if political opinions are going to be used to personally and professionally damage American citizens by the left, doesn’t this give us even more reason to have the kind of privacy protections the Supreme Court just approved on contributions? Are we supposed to believe that it’s a coincidence the left is targeting citizens over their contributions while excoriating any right to privacy for such donations?

Yeah, if you believe that, I have a traffic-blocked bridge in Jersey to sell you.

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[Correction: In an earlier version we incorrectly reported that Eich created “Java” instead of “Javascript.” We regret the error and blame global warming.]