Brendan Eich's Forced Resignation - Andrew Sullivan

  • Aired:  04/09/14
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Blogger and gay rights advocate Andrew Sullivan argues that people shouldn't be punished for having anti-gay beliefs. (3:51)

HERE TO PERSECUTE ME FURTHERIS BLOGGER, FOUNDER OF THE

DISH AND A MAN WHO IS A GAY,SO HE'S OBVIOUSLY IN

FAVOURING OF FIRING BRENDANEICH.

MR. ANDREW SULLIVAN.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMINGBACK.

OKAY, ANDREW, LET'S HAVETELEPHONE.

YOUR SIDE WON, LET'S HAVEYOUR END ZONE DACHBLTS YOU

GOT THE SCALP OF BRENDANEICH, GO?

>> WELL, FORGIVE ME, I'M NOTGOING QUITE GLOCHLT I

ACTUALLY THINK WE HAVE COMEA LONG WAY ON GAY RIGHTS

BECAUSE OPEN, TOLERANCE,PERSUADED PEOPLE BY REASON

AND HAVEN'T JUMPED DOWNEVERYBODY'S VOTES WHO

DISAGREED WITH US AND CALLTHEM A BIGOT AND GET THEM

FIRED.

I JUST DON'T LIKE THAT KINDOF TEN OR AND THAT IMPULSE

SO PUNISH PEOPLE THE THINGSTHAT THEY SER SIN VEERLY

BELIEVE.

-- SINCERELY BELIEVE.

LAUGH LATCH LAUGH-- (LAUGHTER)

>> YOU HAVE LOST ME HERE,YOU'VE LOST ME HERE FOR A

SECOND IS THAT SOME KIND OFGAY CODE THAT I'M TO THE

GETTING?

OR SOMETHING?

HOW YOU CAN-- HOW YOU CANNOT,HOW YOU CAN-- YOU'RE GAY

MARRIED.

>> I AM VERY GAY MARRIED.

>> THAT GUY DIDN'T WANT YOUTO BE ABLE TO BE GAY MARRIED

AND YOU STILL THINK PEOPLEWITHOUT SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE

SHOULD STILL DO BUSINESSWITH HIM.

>> NOT IF THEY DON'T WANTTO.

BUT I THINK WHEN PEOPLE AREFORCED TO RESIGN, WHEN

PEOPLE START LOSING THEIRJOBS, WHEN PEOPLE IN THE

WORKPLACE ESPECIALLY AREUNDER THREAT, WILL FEEL

THREATENED, THE THINGS THEYDO COMPLETELY OUTSIDE THE

WORKPLACE, THEIR POLITICALVIEWS, IN CALIFORNIA IF YOU

ACTUALLY FIRED SOMEONE FORPOLITICAL VIEW YOU

DISAPPROVED OF, IT WOULD BEAGAINST THE LAW.

IN OTHER WORDS, YOU DON'TWANT TO BRING THIS KIND OF

POLITICAL WARFARE INTO THEWORKPLACE.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO GETALONG WITH PEOPLE WHO

SINCERELY, PASSIONATELY YOUDISAGREE WITH.

>> NO, WE DON'T, NO, NO(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> NO!

LOOK, LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING WORSETHAN MAKE MY AUDIENCE GAY,

YOU'VE MADE THEM REASONABLE.

OKAY.

BUT LISTEN, I LIVE MY LIFEBY A POLICY, SOMEONE

DISAGREED WITH ME, I PUT MYHEAD ON A SPIKE AND I SAY

THIS WAS MY ENEMY.

NOW I HAVE HIS HEAD.

ISN'T THAT THE WAY YOU GUYSGOT YOUR GAY RIGHTS.

ARIZONA INTRODUCES SOME LAWABOUT GAY MARRIAGE, BOYCOTT

ARIZONA.

COME ON, YOU CAN'T TELL MEYOU GUYS DIDN'T USE REAL

MUSCLE.

>> NO, TOTALLY BOYCOTTS ANDSOCIAL PRESSURE ARE FINE.

WHERE I DRAW THE LINE ISWHEN WE START TARGETING

INDIVIDUALS FOR PUNISHMENTOR CALLING THEM HERETIC OR

BIGOTS OR HATERS WITHOUTGIVING THEM THE CHANCE TO

REALLY EXPLAIN THEMSELVES,TO TALK AND ASSESS THEY ARE

REASONABLE HUMAN BEINGS THATMIGHT HAVE COME TO THIS

CONCLUSION FOR GOOD REASON.

NOW LOOK, I THINK WE HAVEACTUALLY PERSUADE PEOPLE, WE

HAVE MADE ARGUMENTS.

AND I DON'T THINK THATEVERYBODY TODAY DIDN'T

SUPPORT SAME SEX MARRIAGE ISA HATEFUL BIGOT.

I DON'T.

I THINK A THIRD OF THECOUNTRY HAVE CHANGED THEIR

MIND WERE THEY ALL BIGOTSTEN YEARS AGO.

I THINK BARACK OBAMA CHANGEDHIS MIND.

WAS HE A BIGOT IN 2009.

OF COURSE NOT.

>> HE'S A BIGOT NOW.

(LAUGHTER)>> YOU KNOW WHAT, I, I-- I

MAY-- I MAY NOT AGREE WITHWHAT YOU SAY BUT I WILL

FIGHT TO THE DEATH FOR MYRIGHT TO HAVE YOU FIRED FOR

SAYING IT.

ANDREW, THANK YOU SO MUCH.ANDREW SULLIVAN, WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK.

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