The kind of things I have received because I have expressed support to Brendan Eich. The moron who sent me that does not know - of course - and does not care about - of course - I have always been in favor of same-sex marriage, most french readers of this blog can probably testify on it.

insult received by email

I am here writing directly to the neuronless imbecile (IP address  who sent me the above. You and the exact words you are using, the methods you are using, these are exactly the reasons why I did send my support to Brendan. In a democracy, fighting for a cause cannot - I repeat it cannot - mean launching ad hominem attacks. Ad hominem attacks can be tolerated if and only if the attacked people are using illegal means to promote their opinions or if their opinion is illegal. For instance when fighting against extreme-right because extreme-right uses the weaknesses of democracy to kill democracy.

Intimidation, insults, ad hominem attacks always decrease the legitimity of a cause. Imbeciles do it too, but they won't understand it. Let's call that an excuse.