Mozilla controversy: No chance to prove fairness

04/04/2014 8:04 AM

04/05/2014 10:29 AM

Re "Gay-marriage view is tech CEO's downfall" (Page A1, April 4): Brendan Eich resigned under pressure as CEO of Mozilla Corp. because he contributed $1,000 four years ago to support California's Proposition 8, which would have banned gay- marriage. There was no indication or evidence that his beliefs influenced his relationship with Mozilla's employees, gay or straight, or any company policy he may have made. I remember when John F. Kennedy was running for president and his Catholic religion became an issue. Many non-Catholics were worried that his religion would influence his running the country. It did not. From what I remember, he did a pretty good job of separating his religious beliefs from his decisions when he was president. Too bad Eich was not given the same chance to prove he could be fair, regardless of his beliefs.

-- Dennis Conti, lincoln

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