I recently re-read this article in the Weekly Standard, printed nearly three months ago. Its dire report for one company should cheer many freedom-minded social conservatives, who for the last three years have felt that their stand on life, marriage, and individual liberty failing in the arena of public opinion, in the courts, and at the ballot box.
Let's recap quickly the outward setbacks we face in the culture wars.
In 2015, the United States Supreme Court redefined liberty, and the Constitution, and their roles as interpreters of the Constitution, in order to redefine marriage and impose this radical altercation on the entire country.
The militant homosexual lobby imposes pressure on major companies to conform to this "progressive" tyranny to respect and promote homosexuality. Red state, ultra conservative governments are caving to Big Homo instead of fighting back. Governors Mike Pence of Indiana and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas vetoed Religious Freedom Restoration Acts last year after intense pressure from major corporate and sports franchises. Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia has just done the same thing, and even claimed that he was doing what Jesus would do!
And yet, divine retribution is working in our favor. We just have to open our eyes a little wider, just as Elisha prayed to God to open the eyes of his servant Gehazi when they were surrounded by the Syrian army (2 Kings 6).
So, let's start with a little more background.
In California, a progressive cesspool in which freedom fighters are just now waking up to fight pack, natural marriage was codified in the state constitution. Proposition 8 passed in 2008, a presidential election year that went very badly for conservatives in general, including Republicans.
Pro-gay marriage bigots attacked Prop 8 proponents during the campaign, and even afterwards. They targeted businesses, churches, and individuals of higher standing who had donated money to this effort.
The measure passed notwithstanding, and the true nature of marriage was maintained for five more years, until the rogue Supreme Court struck down the initiative.
And the corporate bullying of same-sex adherents would continue ...
In 2014, the computer company Mozilla purged its then CEO Brendan Eich because he donated money to the California Prop 8 campaign.
When news reports "outed" the CEO of the computer company, which owns and supports the FireFox search engine, he was forced to resign.
Let's state the facts bluntly: he was outed for supporting natural marriage, and resisting any government attempts to redefine it. In the aftermath of this purge, Washington Post columnist George Will opined: "Now we have sore winners." His conservative colleague Charles Krauthammer labeled this disturbing phenomenon for what it is: "Fascist."
So, Eich was removed from his high-profile position because of the Gaystapo, and the Eichmann-like Mozilla board members bowed down to Big Homo and its Godzilla-like media abuse.
Two years later, Mozilla's market share has declined considerably.
The Weekly Standard reports:
In early December, Wired magazine published an interesting feature headlined “Mozilla Is Flailing When the Internet Needs It the Most." It seems that Mozilla, which makes the popular Internet browser Firefox, has seen its share of the market decrease "from 21.3 percent of browser usage in November 2012 to 11.5 percent this month."
Granted, the article referenced the growing number of search engine users who quit using the program because of this fascist purge against its pro-marriage CEO.
The article indicates a more basic reason for the company's decline: Eich's experience--and expertise--were essential to the company's growth. True. This company's stockholders are taking a beating for the high-tech lynching they perpetrated against their conservative CEO.
Two words: poetic justice. Two better words: divine retribution.
Religious persecution has always ended badly for the persecutors, and God's grace steps in to rescue and prosper those persecuted.
Consider the plight of Esther and her people during the reign of Darius, when the evil Haman sought to have all the Israelites exterminated. She became queen to save Israel, and the evil Haman was hanged on the very gallows intended for Esther's uncle Mordecai.
Consider also the economic woes which befell Medieval France after Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes (a statute to protect religious minorities and promote tolerance). The religious persecution which followed forced the departure of Protestants and Jews, the most diligent and prosperous groups in France at the time. The French economy suffered terribly, and never recovered, while the persecuted expatriates brought their wealth and learning to more liberal nations like the Netherlands and Great Britain.
Today, let us also consider that in spite of the unjust abuse he suffered at the hands of this company, Mr. Eich is doing very well.
For all of us, let us keep in mind that no matter how unjust the world may become to us, Our God is watching out for us and protecting us:
"Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
"For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
"Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." (Psalm 37: 1-4)