Bink doesn't get it on Brendan Eich. Our country was founded on the fact that rights are not Brendan Eich's or anyone else's to give. The rights belong to the people unless they give it to the government. Not the other way around.
Brendan Eich donated his money to homophobic causes such as Proposition 8. He made his choice, he should live with the consequences. That created a serious conflict of interest at Mozilla. When you have been active in homophobic causes, then how do people trust that you will be fair when it comes to the hiring and firing of gay people? Maybe he had been completely objective over the years in doing so. But the appearance of conflict is still there. And that is just a fact of life. It's no different than in Ohio, when the chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign there was also in charge of counting the votes. Or the chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign in Florida in 2004 being in charge of counting the votes there.
Furthermore, we should not have to have the media's approval for what we do. Why should we care what the media thinks when they are beholden to their corporate advertisers anyway?
The problem that I have here is with the idea that that gays and their allies can just voice their opinions, advocate for their cause and mobilize other people to protect themselves and their families. This has really just gone way over the line and is going to hurt them in the end.Nope. Welcome to the 21st century, where it is no longer acceptable to be sexist, racist, or homophobic. He accuses people of stifling debate. Nope -- there is nothing to debate. If gay rights are Eich's to give, then perhaps we should give Alaska back to Russia, the southwest to Mexico, Louisiana Territory back to France, and the rest of us petition to be British subjects again. Bink should go back and read the Constitution before lecturing the rest of us on rights again.