‘An American nightmare’: Glenn reacts to the resignation of Mozilla CEO over support of Prop 8

After several weeks of public outcry over his support of traditional marriage, newly minted Mozilla Corporation CEO Brendan Eich has succumbed to the pressure and chosen to resign. Eich, who was promoted from CTO to CEO last month, came under fire for a $1,000 donation he made in support of California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot proposition defining marriage as being between one man and one woman.

The controversy surrounding Eich’s promotion hit a fever pitch when the popular dating site OkCupid encouraged its users to avoid accessing the site through Mozilla Firefox free browser. As TheBlaze reported, upon reaching the OkCupid website, Firefox users were greeted with a letter that chastises Eich’s stance on same-sex marriage and urges Firefox users to use another browser:

cupid-493x620Photo Credit: Screen shot of letter posted by OkCupid

While Eich initially vowed to weather the storm, publishing a statement on March 26 that detailed Mozilla’s devotion to diversity, the pressure from outside forces clearly took its toll.

On Thursday, Mozilla announced Eich’s resignation in a blog post:

Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.

Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all.

Read the full post HERE.

On radio this morning, Glenn delivered an impassioned monologue in which he explained why Eich’s resignation represents “an American nightmare.” The only thing Eich is guilty of is exercising his First Amendment right to free speech, and in allowing Eich to resign amidst this faux-outrage, Mozilla has proven itself to be the antithesis of the “diverse” and “inclusive” company it claims to be.

“We say: We hold this truth to be self-evident, that I am an individual, and I can say and believe what I want and so can they. We'll disagree, but no one, especially the government, can stop that because freedom of speech is one of our deeply held beliefs. And freedom of speech only needs to be protected because it's hard,” Glenn explained. “People are going to say things that you disagree with… We do it every day, and we don't lose our jobs over it. But when somebody openly disagrees with same-sex marriage, they often lose everything. The most recent example of this case is the Mozilla Firefox web browser's CEO Brendan Eich… He donated $1,000 to a political cause – something he believed in – six years ago, and he lost his job over it.”

According to its mission statement, Mozilla claims itself to be “a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web.” In not standing by Eich and his freedom to express his beliefs, Mozilla seems to have acted against the very mission it claims to be fighting for.

While it would “never happened,” Glenn believes Mozilla would have been better served releasing the following statement:

We support the Constitutional rights of all of our employees to express themselves politically without the fear of retribution. This is America, and the first principle of this nation is that right of expression. While we disagree with Mr. Eich’s stance, we support his right to be true to the dictates of his conscience and support the rights of everyone in the homosexual community to vehemently disagree with Mr. Eich. We wish you well in the fight for same-sex marriage rights. We will not, however, cave in to the un-American attempt to squash free political thought, expression, and political viewpoints no matter who's behind the effort.

“They will never ever release that,” Glenn said disgusted.

So what happens next? Progressives succeeded in ousting Eich, but what is the end game? 7.1 million Californians supported Proposition 8 with their money and with their vote. Will they be hunted down and hung out to dry as well?

“Is this truly what we want? Is there no shame,” Glenn asked. “We're talking about the basic fundamental principles that all men are created equal – not in special favored groups, equal – and they're endowed by their creator with rights that nobody can take away… Those are the uniting principles. Gay, straight, black, white, nobody wants hatred. Nobody wants mob rule. Because in the end, we're all sitting in our house saying, ‘Kids, get away from the window.’ That's not America.”

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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