Author Andrew Sullivan, himself a gay man, voiced strong disgust on his blog The Dish towards Mozilla Firefox forcing CEO Brandon Eich to resign for having donated $1000.00 to California's Prop 8 campaign in 2008 seeking to ban gay marriage, saying Eich had been "scalped by some gay activists" Sullivan stated:
In a post titled, "The Hounding Of Heretic," Sullivan expressed fears that LGBT activists have become no different than the religious right, wondering how far they will take their tactics. He stated:
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.
Sullivan also supported Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson when A&E temporarily suspended him for calling homosexuality sinful in an interview with GQ.