A new controversy erupted on the skeptics/atheists front. At the Skepticon conference, a local business person refused to serve con-goers. Long story short, he apologized. And then, things went a bit nuts…
For details, see these posts.
Hemant Mehta: A(n Honestly) Classy Apology from the Gelato Mio Owner Check the “UPDATE” portion and see the ensuing mess.
Hayley Stevens: …& Sometimes skeptics don’t deserve ice cream
and for a post on aggressive communication, here is a good one
Mike McRae Tribal Scientist: A Ridiculous Essay on Rational Outreach
DN mostly excludes news about atheist activism because it has little to do with science appreciation, critical thinking about media presentation of news or skeptical outreach – our purpose. And, as we see, it gets REALLY ugly. But this is a story that affects the community of skeptics who participate in skeptical events, attend conferences and who read this blog. So, we included this story. I fully expect opinions run the gamut. But our policy is that you not be abusive in the comments. It shall not turn into a pit of evil minions. We try to be civil here. And we accept both skeptics AND believers.
I may be adding more links to this post as more is discussed online.