A number of American atheist, secular and humanist organisation have released public statements strongly condemning atheist thought leader Richard Dawkins. American Humanists even went so far as to withdraw their ‘Humanist of the Year Award 1996’ from the evolutionary biologist. Gosh.
I'm a former President of American Atheists, a major admirer of several of the current leaders of the group, an admirer (in the past at least) of Hemant Mehta, and a former member and even leader of various other freethought, secular humanist, and atheist groups. But I'm a *current* big admirer of Richard Dawkins and if this essay from Knight is accurate it means I haven't been paying enough attention AND, old fart though I am, maybe I should be excommunicated, too.