“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.”
– Andrew Sullivan, on the Brendan Eich affair in the United States, as reported on Mediaite.com.

I’ve done one post so far offering my initial thoughts on developments Thursday, which saw the Mozilla CEO step down after a campaign by some LGBT people upset that Brendan donated money to the anti-gay Proposition 8 effort in California back in 2008. I have another post in process on the situation, but essentially, I’m not feeling very proud of the LGBT community — of which I am a member — right now. Then again, Mozilla and Brendan surrendered the principle of free speech for the bottom line. I wouldn’t be very proud of that, either.

Later . . .

– Jillian