He was asked to step down for holding a position that is vehemently contrary to that of the company that he was going to lead. I don't understand the confusion.
If i was the ceo of a company that actively identifies it's self as pro women rights and, lo and behold, a quote of me saying "Women belong barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen" is leaked to the public - all of sudden I'm not fit for my position. It's logic.
It's like Riverdad being the head of Google. It's just would make no since.