- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bill Maher used his HBO show on Friday to call out an element of the gay community that he says enforces political correctness like James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano dished out mob justice.

“I think there is a gay mafia,” the Real Time host said during a panel discussion. “I think if you cross them, you do get whacked.”

The comments came after Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepped down over controversy that he had donated $1,000 to a group that supported California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.

The revelation raised criticism against Mr. Eich, including dating website OkCupid asking its users to choose an internet browser other than Mozilla Firefox.

On the panel discussion on Mr. Maher’s show, former Rep. Tom Davis pointed out that the donation was made almost eight years ago. Forbes reporter Carrie Sheffield said that “he gave it when President Obama was still against gay marriage. So, I don’t think it’s very fair.”

• Phillip Swarts can be reached at pswarts@washingtontimes.com.

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