During the online-only "Overtime" portion of Friday's Real Time, host Bill Maher brought up a question about this week's Mozilla controversy, in which the web browser's CEO Brendan Eich resigned after outcry over his 2008 donation to support Proposition 8, a ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage in California.
But Maher didn't react in a way you might assume he would, given the left-versus-right politics of the issue, Real Clear Politics reported.
Here's the transcript of the clip:
Maher: What do you think of the Mozilla CEO having to step down over his donation to [a] pro-Proposition 8 group? [...]
So this guy apparently does not want gay people to get married, and he had to step down. What do you think of that, the question is.
Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.): I guess he gave $1,000 eight years ago, and it's come back to haunt him.
Carrie Sheffield, Forbes: Well, and he gave it when President Obama still was against gay marriage. So I don't think it's very fair.
Maher: Good point. Also, I think there is a gay mafia. I think if you cross them, you do get whacked. I really do.
(H/T: Drudge Report)