IRS Leaks Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s Donation to Anti-Gay Marriage: We Live In Venezuela, Cuba, China Now

Everything in red text is an UPDATE on 4/4/14 6:22 p.m. CORRECTION: The IRS leaked the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) tax records (illegal), but Brendan Eich donated directly to Prop 8, not NOM. So the IRS leaked private names to the Human Rights Campaign, but Brendan Eich’s name was not on that list. This is outrageous on so many levels, but not quite as many levels as it was last night. The IRS leaked former Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich’s, financial donation to an anti-gay marriage organization The story has now become the routine irritant of LGBT activists intimidating individuals for supporting traditional marriage. The IRS angle added more fuel to the fire, and they have done the same before, but this time to Brenden Eich. He was forced to step down from the position that he has held for only a few days (two weeks). It became public that Eich, wait for it — donated $1,000 to the National Organization for Marriage which worked for California’s Proposition 8 Proposition 8. The information was reportedly leaked to The Human Rights Campaign. So that information is incorrect. To be clear, according to Reason, the IRS leaked only the National Organization for Marriage’s tax records, containing donors, but Eich’s name was not on that list, as he donated directly to Proposition 8, an anti-gay marriage proposition. Need I say that what the IRS has done is illegal (remains illegal)? Still. Unconstitutional? Disgusting?

Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich

 

 When this fact first came to light in 2012, after the Internal Revenue Service leaked a copy of the National Organization for Marriage’s 2008 tax return to a gay-advocacy group, Eich, who was then CTO of Mozilla, published a post on his personal blog stating that his donation was not motivated by any sort of animosity towards gays or lesbians, and challenging those who did not believe this to cite any “incident where I displayed hatred, or ever treated someone less than respectfully because of group affinity or individual identity.” Source

The LGBT community started calling attention to Eich in 2012, yet he became the CEO of Mozilla “toward the end of March” 2014 — just a few days ago.

This weasel company, Mozilla, has the cojones to crow about their support of free speech and equality. 

Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard. Source: The Mozilla Blog

Yeah, well Obama tells us everything is “hard,” “it’s so hard.” That’s just pitiful. Maybe it will be “hard” for Mozilla to find users of Firefox. Just saying. It’s called “uninstall.”

Earlier in the week, Eich said he would not step down:

“So I don’t want to talk about my personal beliefs because I kept them out of Mozilla all these 15 years we’ve been going,” he said to the Guardian, for example, yesterday. “I don’t believe they’re relevant.” Source: ReCode

Eich apparently became Mozilla, not an individual with his own personal convictions, who probably tried to get home in the evening for some family time, away from the office and a high profile job. What happens when a donation to a traditional church serves as an a reason for protest, for pressuring an employee to leave his/her job? What if Mr. Eich’s tithe (not saying he has one), and yours and mine is attacked by LGBT activists who care about their rights, but not yours or mine?

I hope he sues the IRS for invading his privacy and The Human Rights Campaign for illegally receiving the information. Too bad someone at NOM can’t or does not sue.

You’ll remember the “boycott” of Chick-fil-A. Remember Chicago mayor and Barack Obama’s former Chief of Staff  Rahm Emanuel, opined that Chick-fil-A had disrespected “our fellow neighbors,” certain in his arrogance that he spoke for all Chicaogans? He suggested that Chick-fil-A was a “bad investment” for Chicago. San Francisco echoed.

The Glitterati organized poorly attended “Kiss-Offs” “around the nation” where LGBT’s got to show “affection in public” to the few who showed up to watch the exhibition.

At a Chick-fil-A in Torrance where vandals painted the words “Tastes Like Hate” on the side of the restaurant Thursday night, the “National Same-Sex Kiss Day” was off to a slow start.

So that’s who these people are.

Couples sent in photos of themselves kissing at restaurants around the nation to various gay-rights websites. But the protests appeared to draw far fewer people than an event earlier this week in support of the chicken chain.

Yet:

Huge crowds turned out Wednesday in a show of support for company President Dan Cathy, who ignited a national debate by publicly expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage. Critics have also said the company supports causes harmful to gays and lesbians.

The Chick-fil-A family hired gays and lesbians and in no way discriminated, but they donated to whom they wished, as we all should do. I don’t like boycotts, but this invasion of our privacy by the IRS, and Mozilla’s support of it, is beyond the pale. Really, we cannot, must not, let it go unaddressed.

The story now boils down to Mozilla promoting Brendan Eich, or shareholders voting him in – whatever, with the controversy swirling months before, and then canning him (as in pressuring him)

On Thursday, Brendan Eich, who has helped develop some of the web’s most important technologies, resigned under pressure as chief executive of Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox web browser, just two weeks after taking the job. The reason? In 2008, he donated $1,000 in support of Proposition 8, a California measure that banned same-sex marriage. Source: New York Times

If you want to let Mozilla know that they’ve lost your support, please do: @Mozilla on Twitter or go here.Have fun on their Facebook page.

Congratulations America, we are all Venezuela, Cuba and China now (No correction needed, we are still Venezuela, Cuba and China when it comes to our privacy.) Doug Ross has more, including Boehner and Issa’s cover for Obama.

Thanks to @The_Dogcow on Twitter and @cat_1012000 for supplying the link to Reason for the correction.

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  • GoneWithTheWind

    Hate groups and the politics of personal destruction is the definition of the left.

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  • nbamron

    The IRS is a criminal organization. To go with all the criminals we have in our government. This country better hope we don’t get in a war, because there are millions who wouldn’t lift a finger to defend it anymore. And that no doubt includes the ever gayer armed forces.

    • nbamron, this country “better hope”we add some loud voices and spines of steel to the Senate in January 2015.

  • Tolerance only counts if we tolerate their perverted behavior. It would be against the rules for them to tolerate the fact that we disagree with their choice of lifestyle.

    • LD Jackson, we are tolerating what the IRS did, because we can’t do anything about it.

      • That much is true. Given the current makeup of power in Washington, there is nothing we seem to be able to do to stop the IRS from working its own will.

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  • I have been a Firefox user for about 6 years. I’ll be using Safari or Chrome from now on. I never support stupid!

    • Woodsterman, I like Chrome much better, but of course, it is also owned by the enemy of privacy. I don’t know, though, that they have colluded with the IRS on private info. Will probably find out they have, one of these days.

      • This comment posted using Safari and not Firefox!

      • I use maxthon — it’s very fast compared to FF.

        • Freddy Neat Shee, I had not heard of Maxthon. Looks like it is a cloud browser. Thanks for the suggestion.

          • I also find the mozilla comments are very interesting — they have definitely been wiping out comments that are negative in order to make it look like nobody cares much:

            What’s really interesting, and the reason that I got the graph for 90 days, is that if this graph is to be believed, yesterday (4/10/14), they had fewer complaints than they did any other day in the last 90 days.

            If you check out the comments long enough, you will see several that just “disappear” — their count is actually going *down* over time. I’m getting an hour-by-hour screenshot of their input page today, and will share it with you at the end of the day…

            The number of comments, plus the velocity of the comments (number of comments per minute) aren’t adding up.

            • Freddy, very interesting. I have no doubt they would try to make this happen. They greatly underestimated the American people. I think it noose tightened when it was found that the OK Cupid owner or CEO had donated to a pro-gay organization at about the same time. Thanks and I’ll look forward to your information.

              • Here is proof of at least one comment being deleted – and I can see the actual comment itself. The first pic shows the last comment on a page. I have highlighted over the “permalink” link, which shows the actual URL for the link in the status bar. Note the number ( 4339137 ).

                In the next link, I am highlighting over a comment just above it on the site. Note the permalink number ( 4339139 ) (the comments are shown in reverse order, so we would expect to see 4339138 here):

                So I copied and pasted the permalink address (the full address), and changed the number 4339139 to 4339138, and saw the comment for 4339138 (“Just uninstalled Firefox and Thunderbird. later hypocrites.”). But, you’ll notice that the comment doesn’t appear in the full list. I find this… interesting.

                My guess here is that they have a flag in their database for the comments, as to whether they want the comment visible or not, and the invisible ones don’t show up in their count at the top, nor their “statistics”, which I was able to get a lot more concrete information on, as I’ll post next.

              • at 9:36AM EST, they had 53130 comments.

                At 10:06AM EST, they had 53051 comments. I’ve attached screenprints. I know that screen shots don’t prove anything because they could be photoshopped, but I will also post raw numbers to prove the deception (from their graph).

                If you View Source and search for the text:

                data-histogram="[{

                You will see the raw numbers. they are in a set, where the first number is the way javascript stores a date/time, and the second number is the number of messages. The first group is “happy” group, and the second group is the “sad” group. Their graph goes to tomorrow, and since there were no posts tomorrow (yet), it will show as 0.

                I’ll be logging this data over the next hour or so, and report back when I see proof of a manipulation of the numbers. My guess is that they’re deleting comments from a few days ago, thinking that nobody will notice. They seem to do their purges at the top of the hour, and it appears to be a keyword search. By looking at the graph data itself, we can see which day they are removing the comments from.

  • KatieNorcross

    The left allows speech only for their views not for everyone. Just look at Britain. You can be arrested for hurting someone’s feelings.

  • AntiSoros

    Asinine on every level. This man has the right to donate to any org he chooses as an individual. There is no evidence he made such a donation in the name of his company so there is no legitimate reason to boycott his company.
    BTW:
    The IRS is way out of bounds on this one.

    • AntiSoros, as I said, I’m not big on boycotts but Mozilla did not come to his defense AFTER THE IRS gave his confidential information to an outside source. That is abominable.Lawless, and Mozilla didn’t have the integrity to refuse to cave. Mozilla knew about this, promoted him anyway and the pressured him to leave. Everyone involved was out-of-bounds but Eich, in my opinion.

  • Guest

    The million dollar question is, “What will be done about this” ?

    Absolutely nothing.

  • ErikEssig

    Nailed it Maggie.

  • To everyone commenting here. I’ve just updated with corrections to this story. It’s still an outrage, just not quite as outrageous as is seemed.

  • Craig Badcraigsnews Miller

    Government agencies have their marching orders to destroy anyone who disagrees with the agenda.

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  • And here is the proof that they’ve been removing comments, as well as the nature of the comments, and the extent of the removal:

    Look at their permalink ID’s. When you look at the input page, and you hover over the “permalink” link, you will see where it goes to in the lower left. Click on the most recent comment — right now, it’s this:

    https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/dashboard/response/4341548

    Now, go to a specific comment in a known point in time. In this case, we’re talking about a week ago:

    https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/dashboard/response/4284000

    Now subtract the two numbers. We’re to believe, according to the message counter on the upper right, that there are 52922 52912 52902 messages in that 1 week timespan. However, these permalink IDs are given out sequentially, which means that there were actually 57548 comments posted — they removed close to 5,000 comments, including this one: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/dashboard/response/4284500

    Even though 4284501 is there, and so is 4284499 is there.