By all accounts, Brandon Eich did nothing illegal, showed no hostility to gay employees and treated no one badly; he just personally took the Christian position on marriage five years ago. For that thought crime, he was forced out at Mozilla Firefox.
That is OkCupid and Mozilla Firefox sending a message.
That message is that they believe people who support traditional marriage are second class citizens. That message is that they don't respect conservatives. That message is that Christians aren't welcome to use their products.
So, as a Christian, what are you going to do about it?
Mumble something about it being "unfair?" Whine a little? Are you going to sniffle because they're picking on you? If you're a pastor, what are you going to say to your flock about it? Are you going to let it pass so nobody "gets upset?" Is that why you became a pastor? So you could slink away when a church full of people need your leadership because you're afraid to make people who hate your guts mad?
Want to actually do something about this that matters? Something so easy that ANYONE can do it?
Then if you have Mozilla Firefox, uninstall it from your computer. Are you using OkCupid? Then cancel. If you're feeling really froggy, post what you're doing on Facebook, tweet it to the world, share this article and ask your pastor if he's going to talk about this issue on Sunday. Even if you don't use Mozilla Firefox or OkCupid, there's nothing wrong with telling the world that you won't be using their services in the future because they're anti-Christian.
See? That's not exactly being thrown in a fiery furnace or being fed to the lions in the arena, is it? There are Christians all across the world DYING because they believe in Jesus Christ. So, can't you do this SMALL THING, THIS TINY THING to stand up for your faith? Can't you make this LITTLE GESTURE that could make such a BIG DIFFERENCE if tens of thousands of other Christians follow your lead?
If you're tired of seeing Christianity smeared, traditional marriage destroyed and good men mocked because they believe in Jesus Christ, send your own message to Mozilla Firefox and OkCupid. If you believe that Jesus Christ deserves a modicum of respect, PROVE IT. If enough Christians follow in your footsteps, you better believe other businesses will pay attention and they will think twice before they spit in our faces again. "Faith without works is dead," my friend, and if we want Christianity to have a future in this country, then it's time to start standing up, speaking out and fighting back when we're disrespected like this.