Posts Tagged ‘Brendan Eich’

From the New York Times article:

The Boy Scouts of America, which voted last year to allow gay scouts but not openly gay scout leaders, has revoked the charter of a church-sponsored troop here for refusing to fire its adult gay scoutmaster.

The decision, which one gay rights organization said was a first since the policy change last year, essentially bars the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church and its 15 scouts from using logos, uniforms or names associated with the Boy Scouts as long as the scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Geoffrey McGrath, 49, remains in charge.

Given the concern conservatives showed towards Brendan Eich resigning his job as CEO of Mozilla, I’m sure they will waste no time leaping to the defense of Geoffrey McGrath and the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church.


Hmmm. Apparently no conservative opinion sites seem to care. I’m truly surprised. I did find an Associated Press article at, but no one felt compelled to comment. And another one on Town Hall from three weeks ago; still no comments expressing outrage that McGrath’s rights are being trampled. And we know you conservatives love Town Hall.

So then I turned to Breitbart. Ah. 52 comments. Lots of homophobic bigotry at Breitbart, but let’s sample a couple of comments that address the unfairness of it all, shall we?

The BSA are a PRIVATE organization. It is their RIGHT to refuse anyone. Let those of different moral value systems start their own organizations.

Unlike Mozilla, which apparently shouldn’t be allowed to choose its own CEO.

They are free to volunteer their time idiot. Just not with the BSA. If it bothers you, start the ?SA on your own. YOUR rights do not supersede the rights of others.

Anyone wants to start a gay version of the boy scouts and I’ll fight to defend that right! But I won’t support the GLBT lobby destroying other’s right to the same.

Take that, Eich! You are free to CEO somewhere else, idiot. YOUR rights do not supersede the rights of others. Oh, and conservatives will be sure to defend your right to start your own company for which you can name yourself CEO.