Republican Atheists has been cut off on an atheist podcast for the first time due to difference in ideology.
Lauren Ell, President of Republican Atheists, was featured on Cognitive Dissonance, a “skeptic and atheist” broadcast that has over 16,000 likes on Facebook, on August 18, 2017. Ell had sent a request asking to be interviewed on the show and the hosts agreed. The hosts hung up after 15 minutes of what was supposed to be an hour long interview.
The hosts became interested in Ell’s claim that there are similarities between Occupy Movement, a movement that swept across the US in 2011, and left-leaning activist group Refuse Fascism that has been leading violent anti-Trump efforts for the past two years in the United States. Ell began to explain the similarities and slipped in the name George Soros which triggered the hosts to immediately hang up saying, “This is the dumbest show we’ve ever done.”
Many of the show’s listeners responded to Ell’s official Facebook statement about the hang up, charging Ell as a conspiracy theorist. However, Ell provided solid information regarding Soros’ affiliation with the movements that left the listeners dumbfounded.
The “skeptic and atheist” society is in desperate need of more rounded information. Unfortunately the hosts of Cognitive Dissonance have chosen to keep their listeners ill-informed. Such swift shut down of information is partly why political violence has been thriving in the United States. This also contributes to many Americans not understanding why Trump condemned “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” in his statement about Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed after being hit by a car that drove into a crowd of people on August 12, 2017.
Those who have been following political violence closely in the United States since Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ rally shut down in August 2015 will likely agree there is indeed hatred, violence and bigotry coming from many sides.
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