Openly-gay journalist Andrew Sullivan expressed his “disgust” over Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s resignation for his one-time opposition to gay marriage, calling it a symptom of gay rights “fanaticism” and warning the movement is fast becoming “no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.
The former editor at The Atlantic and The New Republic is widely regarded as the intellectual father of the gay marriage movement. He wrote the first story to advocate for gay marriage in 1989 — a piece many regard as the blueprint for gay marriage laws and the normalization of homosexuality in America — and has a “tendency to view virtually everything through a ‘gay’ prism.”
But despite his activism, Sullivan is furious over Eich’s persecution for his $1,000 donation to California’s Prop 8 campaign in 2008, which made gay marriage illegal in the state.
“The guy who had the gall to to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists,” he wrote in a blog post titled “The Hounding of a Heretic.”
I agree with Sullivan. Not only because opposing equal privileges and protections in the form of marriage for homosexuals is a losing proposition….as opponents have been utterly unable to provide the mist basic and easy form of legal challenge…that of rational basis; but because it is never in your best interest to use the very tactics that you deride your opposition for using.
I often query fellow Conservatives, that since there already exists so much evidence in which to admonish the current Administration, and proffer rational, conservative arguments…why would they use the tactics of the left….those of hyperbole, fabrication and fanaticism?
Regarding the latest Mozilla flap, and others….George Will summed it best by calling some gay rights advocates ‘sore winners’.
I suppose the temptation to be overblown and hypocritical is too much for some to abstain from, when they reach the ability to do so.