The man gave $1000 to Proposition 8, as is his right, and that becomes a reason for being let go? Are we really going to have to worry about how we vote so those who hold opposing views won't some day persecute us for it?
And what about the involvement of the IRS here? Is that not arousing any concerns?
I'd still like to know more about whom at the company pushed this info on Eich out to the public's attention, and why, as it was years ago in an environment where many prominent politicians and other public figures were of the same position without suffering the wrath of LBGT bigots and extremists.
Brendan Eich will now have difficulty being hired anywhere but with his intelligence and leadership skills he can probably start his own company. Others with fewer skills or connections may not be so lucky when they are hit for their political donations..
My understanding of the situation is that he donated some money half a decade ago or so, someone in the company called him on it and made it public (seems like BS to me, who cares what you donated to 5 years ago, I know my opinions on **** change in 5 years), and the mob turned against him (or was turned against him?), which led to his removing himself from the position (probably for the good of the company, perhaps that should be in quotes?...run on sentence, whatever).
It seems like some bull**** to me, but at the same time if the mob doesn't like you and your company runs partially on popularity, you have to appease the mob to stay in business.
And I'm using "mob" here to refer to the masses of semi-mindless persons who make up humanity (sure as hell we've all been part of a mob on some scale at some point in our lives, whether we realize it or not).
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
As for Grant, keep in mind he's not aware of any rights being denied to gay people. He's hopeless uninformed on the subject.