|The Man From P.A.R.I.S. (ex_django788) wrote in atheism,|
@ 2008-01-31 14:54:00
|Current location:||The Middle Ages|
MySpace Say "NO!" To Religious Tolerance!
MySpace: No place for Atheists?
Cleveland, OH.— Social networking site, MySpace.com, panders to religious intolerants by deleting atheist users, groups and content.
Early this month, MySpace again deleted the Atheist and Agnostic Group (35,000 members). This deletion, due largely to complaints from people who find atheism offensive, marks the second time MySpace has cancelled the group since November 2007.
What’s unique in this case is that the Atheist and Agnostic Group was the largest collection of organized atheists in the world. The group had its own Wikipedia entry, and in April won the Excellence in Humanist Communication Award (2007) from the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University and the Secular Student Alliance.
“MySpace refuses to undelete the group, although it never violated any terms of service,” said Bryan Pesta, Ph.D., the group’s moderator. “When the largest Christian group was hacked, MySpace’s Founder, Tom Anderson, personally restored the group, and promised to protect it from future deletions.”
Read more at: http://www.secularstudents.org/node/193
Personally I never liked MySpace anyway and was glad when I flushed my involvement with it down the toilet over a year ago. I was appalled to see their blatant disregard towards fellow atheists though.