Boycott call over Dawkins talk

By jane candlish

Published: 07/08/2012

People are being urged to boycott a talk by atheist Professor Richard Dawkins in the Western Isles heartland of the Free Church.

The man whose best-selling book The God Delusion argues that belief in a supernatural creator is irrational and harmful to society is the headline speaker at the main book festival in the God-fearing Outer Hebrides – arguably one of the least-likely places his views will be welcomed.

Now, hard-line Christians are calling on people to boycott the biologist’s talk at the Faclan Hebridean Book Festival at Stornoway, amid claims his presence will be “offensive”.

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