A friend recently suggested that we go along with Okcupid's suggestion that we all boycott Firefox because it is made by Mozilla, which is run by a man who personally opposes gay marriage. This was the first I'd heard of it. My first thought was, "Why should I care?" Personally, I don't care about Okcupid's opinion on gay rights anymore than I care about Brendan Eich's.
After brief consideration, I realized do care. I care a lot. How dare they attack someone's place of business just for employing someone who has a viewpoint they disagree with. No one is even suggesting that he is using his position to further that belief in any way. Mozilla is an innocent bystander.
It's not like they're allowed to ask him at the job interview what his thoughts are on gay marriage, and thank goodness for that. Do we really want our employers to become our thought police?
If you're still reading this, and still think for a second that this was right, tell me what you would think if the situation was reversed. How would you feel if a bunch of anti-gay marriage zealots had put pressure on a company to fire a pro-gay marriage employee?
Today they drove the man to voluntarily step down as CEO. You better think the way they tell you to or else.