Richard Dawkins disinvited from ‘Science and Skepticism’ conference because of outrage over anti-feminist re-tweet

Okay, this “news” is from January. I’ve only just come across it because the guy whose video Dawkins re-tweeted (and then deleted, as if that could be appeasement enough) has posted an angry rebuttal. (It’s not that good, you can see it here.) The original video (below) is very funny. Says the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism:

“We believe strongly in freedom of speech (uh-oh – Ed) and freedom to express unpopular, and even offensive, views. However, unnecessarily divisive, counterproductive, and even hateful speech runs contrary to our mission and the environment we wish to foster…….”

A celebrity of Dawkins’ stature gets uninvited from a conference over a deleted re-tweet?