'This Week': Mozilla Controversy

Donna Brazile, Newt Gingrich, Bill Kristol, and Alicia Menendez debate the controversy over Mozilla's CEO and same-sex marriage.
3:00 | 04/06/14

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gay marriage. Brandon Eich who ran mozilla firefox stepped down after the uproar over a $1,000 donation in 2008 to a group supporting an anti-gay marriage campaign. So we saw Andrew Sullivan, influential blogger, one of the earliest advocates of gay marriage calling it mccarthyism. Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not stocks? If this is the gay rights movement today, then count me out. Interesting to me, Andrew Sullivan sounded a little bit like you on this. I thought that his entire article was strong. People need to recognize, if you're a young faculty member, and if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views, meaning conservative, you have no career. This is just the most open, blatant example of the new fascism. If you don't agree with us 100%, we have the right to punish you. Unless you're like Hillary and Barack Obama and you recant. They had the same view in 2008 as he did. But the difference between actively campaigning to define marriage as being between one man and one woman and not a supporter of marriage equality. You should lose your job if you have a different view? I'm saying there's a a distinction between where president Obama and Hillary Clinton were on this issue. To be clear. Where would you draw the line? What if this came out against interracial marriage? Would that bedid -- The question you have to ask yourself, live in an open, tolerant society, or impose your views at the cost of people's jobs? You have to drive the catholics out of having an adoption service in Massachusetts because they insist on giving only heterosexual -- Some people can be fired because they're gay on the job. That's why it's important we have fair standards. He stepped aside. He voluntarily stepped aside. He was pressured by a public campaign. This was not voluntary. This was over-pressure. But I do agree with Andrew Sullivan. We have to be very careful that we are not practicing a new mccarthyism. On that note, we are unfortunately out of time. Martha Raddatz will be back in just a minute. Unfortunately out of time.

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