Colbert: LGBT ‘boy-on-boycott’ of Mozilla is gay totalitarianism at its worst

By David Ferguson
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:52 EDT
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Stephen Colbert on Eich resignation
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On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert addressed the forced resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, blaming “left-wing loudmouths” for driving the embattled executive from his post.

“I like Eich,” Colbert declared. “In fact, I’ve been called something of an Eichmann.”

Mozilla employees and LGBT activists raised a clamor over Eich’s donation of $2,000 to California’s anti-same-sex marriage initiative Proposition 8 in 2008. The dating website OKCupid blocked Firefox users from being able to access the site, forcing those users, said Colbert, to send a text message to the browser Chrome that said “U up?”

“Faced with this boy-on-boycott,” said Colbert, “Eich resigned. Because when gay people want someone to resign, he’s out in a week, but when I want someone to resign, it’s always, ‘Oh, I was elected twice.’”

The monitor flashed a photo of President Barack Obama.

“Or I’m the voice of God,” he said, showing a photo of Pope Francis. “Or, sir, for the last time, only members of the Geek Squad are allowed back here.”

The ouster of Eich, Colbert said, is gay totalitarianism, a quashing of free speech.

“Folks, a man has just lost his job for trying to ban same-sex marriage,” Colbert concluded. “Meanwhile, there are only 29 states left where I can still fire someone for being gay. I mean, I had to take all of my gay employees on a business trip to Alabama just to can them.”

“And the next thing you know, I am going to be forced into the closet for my beliefs,” he said. “Everywhere I go, people will assume that I’m okay with gay marriage, but I will know in my heart that’s not who I am. And no one can ever make me believe it gets better, because frankly, things are pretty great for me right now.”

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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