Last month, Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla — the company that invented the Firefox Internet browser — was promoted from the company’s chief technology officer to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Then all hell broke loose.
As DCG recounted in her post of April 4, the online dating site OkCupid.com asked its customers to boycott Mozilla’s Firefox browser because SIX YEARS AGO in 2008, Eich had donated $1000 to California’s Proposition 8 that affirmed traditional marriage. (The proposition was approved by a majority of California voters but struck down by an admittedly homosexual judge.)
OkCupid.com’s boycott in turn led to a “backlash” among Mozilla’s intolerant employees against their new CEO, never mind that:
- Eich had made the donation as a private citizen;
- Eich had never let his private political views intrude into his work at Mozilla; and
- The First Amendment of the United States Constitution promises and guarantees freedom of belief to Eich and all Americans.
Faced with the avalanche of disapproval and hostility from Mozilla employees, Eich resigned.
Has it occurred to you how OkCupid.com discovered Eich’s PRIVATE donation to Prop 8?
Answer: Obama’s IRS leaked the information.
Dr. John C. Eastman reports for FoxNews, Oct. 3, 2013, that in the many state ballot battles across America to preserve marriage as an institution between man and woman, the pro-traditional marriage National Organization for Marriage (NOM) was winning. Since 2004, 32 states had voted by large margins to reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage, and no state had voted to approve “same-sex marriage.”
NOM’s principal adversary, the pro-homosexual marriage Human Rights Campaign (HRC) was waging an uphill battle. So HRC started a website, “NOM Exposed,” designed to publicly identify NOM and its supporters and donors so they and their businesses could be harassed.
To do so, HRC needed access to NOM’s confidential list of donors, lists that NOM is required to file with the IRS but are not public information.
Then, HRC president Joe Solmonese was named a national co-chair for the Obama reelection campaign and, magically, NOM’s tax return and its confidential list of donors and their addresses showed-up on the HRC website.
Eastman writes: “we know that the tax return on HRC’s website originated from within the IRS because it had been redacted to hide internal codes that are placed on documents only after they are received by the IRS.”
Donations to NOM and to the ballot campaigns then underway became increasingly hard to come by, to the point that the “same-sex marriage” forces were able to outspend NOM and its allies by more than $20 million dollars (a nearly 4 to 1 advantage) in the 4 states where marriage was on the ballot in November 2012, resulting in the first electoral losses for traditional marriage ever.
Since unauthorized disclosure of a tax return is a serious felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, NOM demanded an investigation by the Department of Justice and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. NOM was given a case number, and its principal officers were interviewed.
Eighteen months later, no criminal charges have been filed. The person(s) responsible for leaking NOM’s donors to HRC is still not held to account. Even worse, the IRS now takes the position that the release of the identity of the culprit is itself barred by the same federal statute that the culprit violated.
On October 3, 2013, National Organization for Marriage filed suit against the IRS, as permitted by federal law, to obtain compensation for the injuries it suffered as a result of these felonies. The lawsuit also enables NOM to pursue discovery that will help identify the culprit and ascertain the extent to which IRS officials (and perhaps others elsewhere in the Obama administration) had colluded with what even the leftwing unfunny comedian Bill Maher now calls “the gay mafia.”
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.