Glenn agrees with… Andrew Sullivan and Slate

Glenn has been talking about the importance of finding common ground with people of all ideologies. As a result, you may find yourself aligning with strange bedfellows every once in a while. After hearing the news that, following weeks of controversy over his $1,000 donation to Proposition 8, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned, Glenn passionately defended Eich’s right to free speech and free expression. As it turns out, openly gay leftist author and blogger Andrew Sullivan and Slate’s William Saletan have both condemned the movement that led to Eich’s ouster as well.

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“When you find yourself standing next to somebody and saying, ‘Holy cow. They’re right, and I never thought I would say that about that individual.’ That’s when you know you’re on the right track,” Glenn said. “I want you to know, when you come into these positions, you can either choose to be what people on the extremes of each side are… or you can actually be a better human being and say, ‘Yeah, I may disagree with them on a lot of things, but on this one, they’re right’… Andrew Sullivan and Slate [are] not people I generally find myself in agreement with.”

In a post on his blog The Dish on Thursday, Sullivan had this to say of Eich’s resignation:

Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

Read the whole blog post HERE.

“Amen. Andrew Sullivan, I commend you,” Glenn said. “We don’t agree on very much, I’m sure. You will probably think I’m the stereotype that you make for religious people… I hope someday that we’ll be able to have a conversation, so you can see that not all religious people – in fact, most religious people are not like that. But amen on this, brother. Amen. I stand with you.”

Over at Slate, Saletan took a pithier approach to the topic. His article, which is entitled “Purge the bigots,” begins on an interesting note. “Brendan Eich is just the beginning,” he writes. “Let’s oust everyone who donated to the campaign against gay marriage.”

As it turns out, Saletan actually spends the rest of the article sarcastically arguing the insanity of that point:

Some of my colleagues are celebrating. They call Eich a bigot who got what he deserved. I agree. But let’s not stop here. If we’re serious about enforcing the new standard, thousands of other employees who donated to the same anti-gay ballot measure must be punished.

More than 35,000 people gave money to the campaign for Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that declared, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” You can download the entire list, via the Los Angeles Times, as a compressed spreadsheet. (Click the link that says, “Download CSV.”) Each row lists the donor’s employer. If you organize the data by company, you can add up the total number of donors and dollars that came from people associated with that company.Looking at the list from the LA Times, you find more than 1,300 individuals from 37 companies gave nearly $1 million to the campaign for Prop 8. Furthermore, 435 people from 25 tech companies gave more than $300,000.

“Many of these employees gave $1,000 apiece, if not more,” Saleton writes. “Some, like Eich, are probably senior executives. Why do these bigots still have jobs? Let’s go get them.”

Saletan took the “purge” a step further, compiling the financial data into three tables that show where the support for Prop 8 was coming from. With that data now clearly organized, Saleton end the article with the following conclusion:

If we’re serious about taking down corporate officers who supported Proposition 8, and boycotting employers who promote them, we’d better get cracking on the rest of the list. Otherwise, perhaps we should put down the pitchforks.

Check out his entire article HERE.

“Fortunately there’s still people who believe in the U.S. Constitution,” Pat said.

“And I contend that they are the majority of Americans both left and right. I really believe that,” Glenn concluded. “We have been taught – to quote South Pacific – very, very carefully taught to hate. We have been taught to hate each other and to think the other side is nothing but bigoted one way or another on one thing or another. I don’t believe that that is true.”

  • Laura Smith

    And Glenn, you are the one who is “carefully teaching” us. Thank you. And thank you for not being afraid to stand with Sullivan and Saletan. Bravo!

    • texastruthtweet

      Right on! I stand with you, too!

      • Winston Blake

        “When the fairies are displeased with anybody, they are said to send their elves to pinch them. The ecclesiastics, when they are displeased with any civil state, make also their elves, that is, superstitious, enchanted subjects, to pinch their princes, by preaching sedition; or one prince, enchanted with promises, to pinch another.”

        (Thomas Hobbes. Leviathan, 1651)

    • Winston Blake

      “And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
      The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
      Win us with honest trifles, to betray ’s
      In deepest consequence.”

      (Banquo in Macbeth)

  • Deckard426

    The left is too lazy to boycott anything. They only have enough energy to dial 911 if their welfare check is two minutes late.

  • Connor

    One problem Glenn how many liberals don’t call themselves Progressive? Point out one please.

    • BlueMN

      What difference would it make? He doesn’t even know what it is. He calls far right-wingers like GW Bush and Romney “Progressives.”

      • Connor

        actually those are center right and I do not like them as much as you.

        • BlueMN

          “Center right?” Hahaha! Dubya lied us into two wars and Romney made a fortune firing thousands of workers and selling their companies. They make Tsar Nicholas II look like a bleeding heart Liberal. I’m glad to hear you hate them even more than I do, let the bloody purge of the GOP begin!

          • Winston Blake

            (muslimen) mahomet = baphomet (judengeist)

          • Connor

            We are Peaceful why would we kill our enemies? Obama made millions off of poor people who elected him is their really that much difference between the two.

        • Winston Blake

          The U.S. State Dept. has been infested with communists since WW1 and Woodrow Wilson, they tried to steal the Russian elections for their comrades in the Russian Communist Party through non-profit n.g.o.s… just like at home in America… But Vladimir Putin beat them… so they launched a fággot jihad against the Russian Orthodox church over the the punk rock band and the Olympics (something Romney also piled onto).

          When Marine Le Pen can face criminal prosecution (in France of all places) for criticizing Islam in context with existing French laws, there is something rotten.

          Francois Hollande is a Sodom Hussein Obama sycophant… they are both lawn jockeys for the Jewish globalist financiers flooding Europe with the Muslims who are just witless pawns of their “destabilization” policies all across Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

      • Winston Blake
  • Vance Decker

    Would you say the same thing if he donated to the KKK or NAACP?!

    • Winston Blake

      While Leon Puñettas was so busy with gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon, three Navy Seals and a U.S. ambassador were murdered, all because everyone was being so fúcking gay.

      These people just can’t stop playing with their dícks.

      The Synagogue of Sodomy will not tolerate blasphemy of their religious fággotry, they are illiterate gaytheists and fágnostics… all men are born of a woman.

      The Koran permits a man to have as many as four wives, but Saint Sodom Hussein Obama put on a yarmulke and prayed at the Wailing Wall… no Muslim would do this Miley Cyrus dry humping of demons, it is lipstick on a kosher píg… It was not a Muslim that wrote Obamacare…

      If anyone is anti-woman, it is the gay leftist L’Internationale… and they infest the education bureaucracy like AIDS.

  • BlueMN

    As much as I disagree with Mozilla pressuring Eich to resign, this has very little to do with the U.S. Constitution. The Government did not censor him or prevent him from speaking. His own company did this because of pressure from a few outside, non-governmental groups.

    • Winston Blake

      It is Judengeist… Fantasy is their medium of infinitization… Like the Zohar Jew who dry humps the Wailing Wall like Miley Cyrus trying to achieve an erotic union with their “Shekinah,” a masturbatory cosmos maker… or miss neo-kabbalah Madonna, “Like a Virgin.”

      It is another distraction rooted in Tikkun Olam paganism and Judaic word fetishism coming from linguists like Naom Chomsky over at M.I.T., who use the Talmud as a blueprint for an illusion of a parallel and false reality.

      These people here are no different than the thieves stealing signs… flagging comments, hurling invective with no facts to back them, etc… Pot meet kettle… The Jewish owned international media is on an anti-Christian fággot jihad… they launched a fággot jihad against the Russian Orthodox church over the the punk rock band and the Olympics…

      Satanism is a Jewish cult… the Synagogue of Sodomy… But, Uganda, Nigeria, Sodom Hussein Obama’s home country of Kenya, and many other African nations are no longer slave colonies for the perverted Zionist puppets.

      Their Golden Calf has grown up to be a hollow Bronze Bull… Glenn Beck is full of shít…

      • Anonymous

        Get a grip, Winston. Like it or not, we live in a pluralistic society. Takkun Olam Paganism?

        • Winston Blake

          Go dry hump your wall and tell us how you got to heaven…

          You think that if you tattoo an “M” on both cheeks you will have a baby because it spells “mom” when you bend over.

          • Feet2Fire

            You seem to think you are writing clever posts, but mostly they’re just obscene and obnoxious rantings.

          • Winston Blake

            Is that all you got? Chinga tu madre…

  • Anonymous

    While this isn’t a constitutional issue, because Mozzilla is a privately owned company, just let the shoe be on the other foot for a second and see how the constitution is interpreted. Everyone should be allowed to support, hire and fire who they want or don’t want without governmental interference. This includes being able to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without governmental sanctions.

    • Anonymous

      Really? Tell that to the EEOC. Mr. Eich should go to the EEOC and bring a discrimination lawsuit against Google. Then, we’ll find out how much Mozilla respects The Constitution.

      • Anonymous

        The point I was making is that this isn’t a First Amendment issue as the amendment doesn’t address a freedom of expression issue in general society but as it pertains to government only. However the second part of my point s that it most commonly isn’t interpreted that way when the shoe is on the other foot which was the point I believe you were also making.

        • Winston Blake

          Glenn Beck is a liar… The Jewish globalist financiers funding Sodom Hussein Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Salafist terror groups opposing Assad in Syria want control just like they wanted Libyan oil for the EUSSR… they just tried the same thing in Ukraine and lost again…

          Talmudic Jew terrorists have hijacked the U.S. surveillance police state, their puppets like McKeating Five McCain and Sodom Hussein Obama are so obvious, they are bought and paid for by Jewish globalist financiers like George Soros and Goldman Sachs…

          The so-called “conservative” and “liberal” media is a huge fake, it is lipstick on a kosher pig… notice the knee jerk Jew puppets crying about Russia, but who leave the US borders wide open…

          Tikkun Olam paganism and Judaic word fetishism coming from linguists like Naom Chomsky over at M.I.T. use the Talmud and Zohar as a blueprint for an illusion of a parallel and false reality.

          Like the Jew who dry humps the Wailing Wall like Miley Cyrus trying to achieve an erotic union with their “Shekinah,” a masturbatory cosmos maker… or miss neo-kabbalah Madonna, “Like a Virgin”…

          • Anonymous

            Time for your Thorazine pal!

          • Winston Blake

            Bir av tufegi emmek git, ibne yahudi…

          • Guest

            gehen deinen Schwanz lutschen

          • Winston Blake

            Bok yemek…

          • Anonymous

            Ist das, wie du Hirnschäden haben, du dummer Schwanzlutscher?

          • Winston Blake

            If the Iranians nuke Israel, the Palestinian scums die in the fallout… win/win situation

    • Winston Blake

      The idea “thou shalt marry and be given in marriage” is corrupt and degenerate, which is an impossible immortality of a kind (i.e., eternal love), but not of the persons of men. The government of men’s external actions by religion, pretending the change of nature in their consecrations cannot be esteemed a work extraordinary, it is no other than a conjuration or incantation, whereby they would have men to believe an alteration of nature that is contrary to the testimony of sight and of all the rest of the senses.

      The praeterpolitical power of the churches to institute monogamy as an ecclesiastic rule of law enabled them to determine the legitimacy of the succession of the pagan kings, abrogate the natural rights to property and self-defense, as well as gave them power of ecclesiastic censure for divorce.

      These ecclesiastic gaytheists and fagnostics would have men believe they will receive condign punishment for their contumacy of monogamy, as opposed to the freedom of the polygamy found in nature, which is inherently pagan and heterosexual… all men are born of a woman…

      Reynolds v. United States in 1878 already defined marriage as one man and one woman…

      • Anonymous

        Stay crazy. You’re good at it!

        • Winston Blake

          Gehen sie saugen eine Schrioflinte, Schwanzlutcher…

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps? Perhaps he is “evolving” concerning the pitchforks.

    “You say you want a revolution…
    Well… you know,
    We all want to change the world…” — John Lennon

    • Winston Blake

      Those great debts really knock me out
      They kick the West’s behind
      Angela’s blubbery cellulite is hanging out
      That EU troika is always on my, my, my, mind

      Take me to the Carpathian mountains way down South
      Let me foreclose your daddy’s farm
      All the way the bankers’ hands are reaching out
      Come and grease your comrade’s palm

      I’m back in the EUSSR
      You don’t know how lucky you are… boy

      Back in the EU
      Back in the EU
      Back in the EUSSR

      • Anonymous


        • Winston Blake

          Thomas Hobbes said the presbyters and papists were nothing more than ‘ghosts of the deceased Roman Empire sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.’

          Hobbes had to flee for his life to France, while Oliver Cromwell laid waste to the British Isles proving it.

        • Winston Blake

          As a native Anglo-Saxon, I am somewhat puzzled by this modern notion of Scottish independence…

          The fat little toad Alex Salmond would hop off to make Scotland a vassal state of Brussels?

  • John Kenner

    Although the natural pecking order of a free country may appear callous, if we are to advance, then some must lead and the rest will follow.

    • Winston Blake

      If I were to tell the press millions of Americans would be blown up by an Iranian nut job or that Democrats have stolen your entire life savings with bailouts and Obamacare, nobody panics because it is all part of the plan…

      But if I say a few homosexuals in Hollywood are upset over their little wee wees, why, everyone just loses their minds!


      A. Joker

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