In 2008, Mozilla’s Brendan Eich made a $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8. Eich, the creator of JavaScript, was recently named CEO of that company, however, due to controversy over his personal belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and under pressure from the Board, Eich announced he’s stepping down:

Eich’s resignation follows online dating site OkCupid advising users to switch from Mozilla’s Firefox over the CEO’s personal stance for traditional marriage.

On Twitter, many saw massive irony in those who have zero tolerance for what they consider intolerance:


https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/451799199194284032
https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/451811529781170176

People and businesses such as OkCupid had stopped using Mozilla over Eich’s support for traditional marriage, but the company’s lack of respect for his right to have a personal opinion on the issue prompted many to #uninstall Firefox:

Mozilla was tweeted this question:

Which they answered. Sort of:

As long as they’re the “approved” beliefs?