Thomas Gallatin / April 21, 2021

Leftists Cancel Another of Their Own

The American Humanist Association rescinded an award given to atheist Richard Dawkins over his failure to toe the “transgender” line.

The American Humanist Association, a leftist group of ardent atheists, issued an announcement Monday officially rescinding its “Humanist of the Year Award” presented in 1996 to that most strident of atheists, Richard Dawkins. So, what happened? Did Dawkins suddenly become a theist? Nope.

The AHA explains, “Regrettably, Richard Dawkins has over the past several years accumulated a history of making statements that use the guise of scientific discourse to demean marginalized groups, an approach antithetical to humanist values. His latest statement implies that the identities of transgender individuals are fraudulent, while also simultaneously attacking Black identity as one that can be assumed when convenient. His subsequent attempts at clarification are inadequate and convey neither sensitivity nor sincerity.”

While this couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy (sarcasm alert), the fact of the matter is that Dawkins is being excommunicated as a heretic from the Church of Woke over his failure to adhere to the Rainbow Mafia’s “transgender” dogma.

You see, recently Dawkins stated on social media, “In 2015, Rachel Dolezal, a white chapter president of the NAACP, was vilified for identifying as Black. Some men choose to identify as women, and some women choose to identify as men. You will be vilified if you deny that they literally are what they identify as. Discuss.”

The irony is thick. The AHA, which literally declares itself the champion of “freethinkers,” will not tolerate views that don’t align with the Church of Woke. The “science” absolutists will not follow the science when it runs counter to their “progressivism.” This exposes the fact that the humanism of AHA adherents is just as religious as the theistic faith-based religions they love to ridicule as backwards, unenlightened, and subjective.

Much the same can be said of Dawkins. All his attacks against the major monotheistic religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam stem from his own fervent “faith” in humanism, that secular religion whose current leadership can’t abide his commitment to the “old” and ironically Judeo-Christian concept of truth being absolute or unchanging. Since Dawkins has failed to see the “light” on “transgenderism,” he must be canceled. This is the inevitable end of the Left’s commitment to woke victimology — eventually it will destroy itself because all it does and can do is tear down.

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