As of today, I am no longer a Firefox user. I think that, after you read about Brendan Eich’s travails, you’ll agree that you don’t want to be a Firefox user anymore either.
Back in 2008, when Prop. 8 was on the ballot asking California voters to legalize gay marriage, Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich donated $1,000 to support traditional marriage. Keep in mind that, at the time Eich did this, President Barack Obama was on record supporting traditional marriage, a position he switched only after he’d secured his second term in the White House.
The same-sex marriage tyrants, having gotten hold of this information, didn’t waste their time doing something as enlightened as persuading Eich (as Obama was apparently persuaded) that his attitude was on the wrong side of history. Instead, they did to him what they didn’t do to Obama: they forced him to leave his company. They destroyed his livelihood. They abandoned reasoned debate in favor of thuggish tactics.
I’ve been unhappy with Firefox for awhile because it crashes constantly. Inertia, however, kept me with it. Today, hearing about the totalitarian attack on Eich for his temerity in supporting marriage as it has been understood since the dawn of human kind (man, equipped with tab A, ready to mate before God and civil society with woman, equipped with slot B), put an end to that inertia. I’ve deleted Firefox from my hard drive.
I’m currently operating in Chrome. I fully understand that the Google guys are also to the left of Left, but at least they haven’t (yet) destroyed someone’s life work for daring to support the same position that the whole world, through all of history, supported up until a few years ago, and that Obama either supported or lied about supporting up until only two years ago.
If you have suggestions for a good browser that doesn’t carry with it a totalitarian streak, please let me know.