Saturday, April 28, 2012

Secularist Group Sues Country Club For Canceling Its Dinner

Center for Inquiry- Michigan, a secularist group, has filed suit in a Michigan federal district court against the Wyndgate Country Club in Rochester Hills (MI) alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of federal and state civil rights laws. M Live today reports that the lawsuit was prompted by the country club's cancellation of a 100 seat, $95 per person dinner scheduled for last October featuring noted atheist Richard Dawkins. According to the complaint in the lawsuit, club employees notified the Center for Inquiry that its event was cancelled because the country club owner, Larry Winget, "does not wish to associate with certain individuals or philosophies."