It’s not often we find ourselves agreeing with Andrew Sullivan, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

As Twitchy reported, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned today for committing the heinous crime of believing in traditional marriage. The horror!

He didn’t hurt anyone. He donated $1000 to support California’s Proposition 8. In 2008. And it’s worth noting that after he assumed his position as Mozilla’s CEO, he reiterated his commitment to preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness:

Does the Tolerance Brigade know that? Do they care?

Andrew Sullivan, who hasn’t exactly been kind to those who disagree with his views on gay rights, nevertheless slammed Mozilla for its treatment of Eich:

More from Sullivan’s piece:

Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

Amen to that.

Naturally, some people couldn’t resist attacking Sullivan for defending the free speech of a man with whom they disagree:

https://twitter.com/cramjo/status/451833029116579841

But from others, Sullivan gained some respect:

https://twitter.com/Donum_Vitae/status/451831545918410752

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/451846218499383297

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