Andrew Sullivan—The Hounding Of A Heretic

On Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s recent resignation over his support of California’s Prop 8 (back in 2008), from Andrew Sullivan’s, The Dish:

The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

Yep, total compliance is expected and required, or you will be punished.

Then there is this excellent analysis of our culture war by Richard Fernandez.

UPDATE: Sullivan doesn’t back off:

A civil rights movement without toleration is not a civil rights movement; it is a cultural campaign to expunge and destroy its opponents.

 

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