National Organization for Marriage Calls for Boycott of Firefox After Ousting of CEO Brendan Eich

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The National Organization for Marriage is calling for a boycott of the web browser Firefox in support of ousted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign because of his personal beliefs about traditional marriage.

“When Brendon Eich made his modest contribution to support Proposition 8, Barack Obama was on the ballot as a candidate who said he believed marriage was the union of one man and one woman,” NOM president Brian Brown said.

“Now Eich has been the target of a vicious character attack by gay activists who have forced him out of the company he has helped lead for years.”

NOM wants traditional marriage supporters to remove Firefox from their computers.

Is America coming to the point where people can no longer support what they believe in without fearing backlash? Peter Sprigg, senior fellow at Family Research Council, answers this and more, on CBN Newswatch, April 4.

After Eich’s promotion to the position last week, a public outcry began, three Mozilla board members quit and employees took to social media to call for his ouster, all because of a donation he made in support of California’s Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman in effect outlawing same-sex marriages.

Six years ago Brendan Eich gave $1,000 dollars to the campaign working to pass the measure banning gay marriages in California. The Supreme Court overturned Prop 8 last year, but Eich’s donation to the cause led to widespread criticism of his role at Mozilla.

In a blog on Thursday, Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, which owns the company announced that Eich chose to “step down.”

The resignation followed Eich’s initial statement that he was the right choice for the position and Mozilla’s backing was the best strategic move for the company.

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