Mozilla, the company that was headed by co-founder Brendan Eich before his ouster over a $1,000 donation to a group supporting traditional marriage, was slammed with negative comments after Eich was pressured to leave, receiving its highest level of negative feedback, the Daily Caller said Saturday.
On Friday, 94 percent of the comments left at Mozilla were "sad," while only six percent were "happy," the Daily Caller said.
That trend, according to the site's comment system, remained the same through Sunday.
"Saddened by the threat of the left and their agenda. Free speech isn't free if you are fitted (sic) for expressing your beliefs. You took the side of the thugs in the militant homosexual agenda. Their bully tactics have no place in the board room," one person said early Monday morning. "If you caved to this what other issues will cause you to cave?"
"I am extremely disappointed that you blatantly denied your CEO of his constitutional right to free speech. The most intolerant people who force their definition of tolerance on everyone else," another person added.
"What next? Will Mozilla set up re-education camps to process those poor unfortunates who persist in expressing unacceptable views?" another visitor asked.
Supporters of gay marriage were outraged the company would hire a man who supports traditional marriage and donate money to help ban same-sex marriage in California.
After Eich's ouster, conservatives expressed outrage, decrying what many see as a steady erosion of freedom in America.
Even some ardent supporters of gay marriage condemned the move.
“The whole episode disgusts me — as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society,” wrote Andrew Sullivan, hardly a conservative icon. “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.”
Even Bill Maher admitted the existence of a "gay mafia."
"I think there is a gay mafia," he said Friday. "I think if you cross them, you do get whacked. I really do."
A number of people have uninstalled Firefox from their computers, and one op-ed warned Christians of persecution from "homofascists."
“Homofascism is the order of the day and Christian ‘intolerance’ simply will not be tolerated. That was before we became the godless, wicked nation we are today. A once-great nation that now takes ‘pride’ in calling ‘evil good and good evil,'" Matt Barber wrote at GOPUSA.
“Freedom is hanging on by a thread, America, and it is those who worship the sin of Sodom that are determined to finish it off once and for all,” he added.
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