Whatever Eich himself may have learned from this sleazy episode, the same-sex marriage movement learned more. It understands, for instance, its immense leverage in Silicon Valley, where the whole issue is proclaimed, settled and finished. A letter on OKCupid's Firefox site liberally, shall we say, gave Eich what-for. OKCupid is a dating site, with an interest in particular outcomes. It insisted that "those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame and frustration" -- meaning Eich -- "are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."
Talk things out with love-deniers? No, no, no! That would be to acknowledge the possible validity of their position. Shut up, OKCupid explained to them, before its letter was taken down. Beat it! Get outtahere!
The Left -- a more accurate name for liberalism -- has a gift for this kind of intimidation. In the '60s, its contentions with The Establishment over drugs, free sex and Vietnam led to the conviction that people who are wrong are just wrong and need to get out of the way. There ensued campus speech codes and indoctrination classes on racism and women's rights -- favorite causes of the anti-free speech faction.
Now it's same-sex marriage and the burgeoning movement to make bakers and photographers, whatever their convictions, provide services to seekers of same-sex unions.
Get ready, America. On the count of three, click your heels together. Yes, we believe! Yes, we believe! And, please ... don't hit us any more!