Maybe there is hope for professional atheist Richard Dawkins. First he admitted that Christianity is a bulwark against the encroaching darkness of Islam. Now he has gotten himself kicked out of a scientific conference for retweeting a countermoonbat video.
Dawkins was scheduled to speak at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism which will take place in New York City in May, but on Thursday organisers issued a statement concerning his participation.
“The NECSS has withdrawn its invitation to Richard Dawkins to participate at NECSS 2016. We have taken this action in response to Dr. Dawkins’ approving re-tweet of a highly offensive video.
“We believe strongly in freedom of speech and freedom to express unpopular, and even offensive, views. However, unnecessarily divisive, counterproductive, and even hateful speech runs contrary to our mission and the environment we wish to foster at NECSS. The sentiments expressed in the video do not represent the values of NECSS or its sponsoring organisations.”
That is, they believe strongly in freedom of speech, except that they don’t, because it is impermissible for anyone to say anything politically incorrect.
Dawkins softened his tweet by writing, “Obviously doesn’t apply to vast majority of feminists, among whom I count myself. But the minority are pernicious.” When conflict erupted anyway, he deleted the tweet altogether. Too late; he has marked himself as a thought criminal. He might as well accept that he has been exiled from the liberal establishment and throw in with the resistance.
Without further ado, the video:
On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Torcer. Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.