Rochester Hills Country Club Cancels Richard Dawkins Appearance

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Comment by kris feenstra on October 13, 2011 at 3:30pm

If the country club had decided just not to allow him to speak there from the get go, I'd think it unfortunate and inappropriate, but within their rights. I'll go out on a limb and suggest that Richard Dawkins would not make an issue of it under those circumstances either.

As mentioned in the news piece, the fact that they reneged on a contract is the major issue. That's wrong in an of itself, but the fact that it was done discriminatorily just makes it worse.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on October 13, 2011 at 3:34pm

Make some noise!

Comment by Bob MacVay on October 13, 2011 at 9:16pm

A personal insult to a great man. He should pursue the legal action he mentions.I think the publicity surrounding the whole thing is good for the cause. I particularly liked Richards indignation that it was as a result of an interview with "Bill O'Riley " that his appearance was cancelled.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on October 13, 2011 at 11:35pm

"What's even more extraordinary...He took the word of Bill O'Reilly."  Well, there you have it.

Comment by steven david yakel on October 14, 2011 at 12:43am

this happened pretty much in my back yard.  i gotta say, given the cultural climate around here, i'm not too surprised.

Comment by Unseen on October 14, 2011 at 2:18am

God wants us to honor our contracts. Reneging on a contract is to bear false witness.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on October 14, 2011 at 11:24pm

Yeah, Andrew, that was priceless.  Notice how that shot was very short?  I bet the reporter was too flumoxed to formulate a decent response.  I would have laughed.

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