Just when you thought gay was the new black, it looks like the posh country club set has taken to discriminating against people without religious faith.
Infamous atheist, and evolutionary biologist, Dr. Richard Dawkins was slated to appear at the Wyndgate Country Club, outside of Detroit, for an event organized by the Center For Inquiry (CFI) Michigan and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason. But, according to the CFI Web site:
The Wyndgate terminated the agreement after the owner saw an October 5th interview with Dawkins on The O’Reilly Factor in which Dawkins discussed his new book, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True.
In a phone call to CFI–Michigan Assistant Director Jennifer Beahan, The Wyndgate’s representative explained that the owner did not wish to associate with individuals such as Dawkins, or his philosophies.
Jesus. Well, it's a private facility. They can legally discriminate, right? Not necessarily so, according to CFI:
Although privately owned, The Wyndgate facilities are open to the public for special events and occasions. According to Title II of the Federal Civil Rights Law of 1964, “open to the public” means “all persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.”
So in summation, behind every oppressive force in modern history is golf. There, I said it. You're welcome, Internet.