WASHINGTON – A leading congressional human rights advocate is denouncing the online protests that led to last week’s resignation of Mozilla’s CEO.
Brendan Eich left the maker of the Firefox browser after furious attacks over his $1,000 contribution in support of a now-overturned gay-marriage ban in California.
In a House speech, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., noted that when Eich made his donation in 2008, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama also said he believed that marriage was only the union of a man and a woman.
Wolf said Americans shouldn’t be “demonized” or driven from their jobs over what, for many, remains a deeply held religious conviction.
He said America was founded on principles of free speech and freedom of religion and “has never been defined by mob rule.”
Pictured here is: Brendan Eich